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Vision and Values

Our Vision:

To be a vibrant learning community nurturing curiosity, courage, care, and creativity in every young person, so that they flourish in the world with hope and self-belief.


Developing a passion for learning lies at the heart of everything the school does day-in and day-out. We are committed as a community to develop the life long learners that will be successful long after our students have completed their journey with us.


Young people face many challenges growing up in the modern world and we believe that every learner needs to aim high and develop the courage to live life to the fullest. We support the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of our students so that they know that is right and have the courage to pursue it.


Teaching students to care for themselves, each other and their education underpins everything we do at King Edward VI. Caring about our future, both individually and as part of our community, is important to us and care for others is the single biggest driver in a great community.


In an advanced society the ability to think creatively is critical for the success of tomorrow’s world. From the solving of global problems to the building of jobs of the future, creativity lies at the heart of global development. We also believe in the wellbeing and cultural benefits of creative enterprise.

Great Learning

  • Engaging, interesting and enjoyable learning experiences
  • Inclusive classrooms
  • Curriculum to empower every learner
  • Critical thinking

Strong Character Development

  • Positive mindset
  • Collaboration skills
  • Personal responsibility
  • Respect and resilience

Exciting Futures

  • Cutting edge careers advice
  • World class post-16 pathways
  • Employability skills
  • Broad experiences outside of Bury St Edmunds and internationally

Safe and welcoming

  • Inviting for all students
  • Great place to work and learn
  • Strong community
  • High engagement and partnership with parents

Everything we do is rooted in, and guided by, our Church of England ethos and values