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Headteacher’s Welcome

As Headteacher I am extremely proud to welcome you to King Edward VI School website and would like to take the opportunity to explain why this is such a great school.

King Edward VI School has been focused on providing world class education for nearly 500 years and mixes a strong history of academic excellence with a deep commitment to helping every child achieve. We are proud of every student in the school and work tirelessly to nurture and guide them so they can grow into happy, successful young adults who take pride in what they know and have confidence in what they do.  As an 11-16 school we are specialists in child development for this critical period of ‘growing up’ and experts in preparing students for GCSE success.

Embedded deep within the community of Bury St Edmunds we have long standing links within the area which create educational opportunities way above what is normally possible. We are proudly part of a local partnership which provides high quality education for children from 3-18 years, working closely with many local primary schools as well as Abbeygate Sixth Form and West Suffolk Colleges.

With amazing sports facilities, including access to a floodlit athletics arena and cutting-edge performing arts provision we provide our students with great opportunities. For us, at King Edward VI, learning is not just about passing examinations but experiencing a rich education beyond the classroom. We believe this is critical for developing the character, emotional intelligence and life skills which will ensure our students are set up for success throughout their lives.

Part of our core mission comes from our Church of England foundation which is committed to ensuring that standards in the school are exemplary, while teaching our students the values of integrity and respect. Kindness, compassion and empathy are central to our vision for nurturing young people whilst giving them the guidance, discipline and spiritual growth to succeed in whatever future life adventures await them.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our wonderful learning community. If, after exploring this website, you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact and one of our staff will get back to you. We would also relish the opportunity to show you around our school if you are interested in sending your child here.

Deri O’Regan

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