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  • King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford
    Broomfield Road
    Chelmsford
    Essex
    CM1 3SX
  • Head: Mr Tom Carter
  • T 01245 353510
  • F 01245 344741
  • E office@kegs.org.uk
  • W www.kegs.org.uk
  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Essex
  • Pupils: 1021
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: Y7 entry - week in March & June/July. Y12 entry - open evening in November and open afternoon in February
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th November 2006
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th November 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Inspired approach towards teaching. Staff are passionate about their subjects and students thrive in an atmosphere where it's cool to study. Outstanding commitment from staff who, according to a parent......

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What the school says...

In 2010 KEGS received British Council accreditation as an International School.
Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking History at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Logic / Philosophy at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Logic / Philosophy at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Logic / Philosophy at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Grammar School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)
  • Best performance by Boys taking History at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Grammar School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Statistics at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking History at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking English Language at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Chinese at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Resistant Materials at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Inspired approach towards teaching. Staff are passionate about their subjects and students thrive in an atmosphere where it's cool to study. Outstanding commitment from staff who, according to a parent...

Headteacher

Since September 2014, Thomas Carter MA PGCE NPQH (40s), previously deputy head and associate head. He read maths at Clare College, Cambridge and worked in management consultancy and strategic development before changing to a career in teaching. He also has an MBA from Warwick and a PGCE from the Institute of Education and holds a diploma in French language and literature. Before coming to KEGS in 2001, he spent five years at Westcliff High School for Boys.

Affable and frank, he is also ultra-efficient. Says his three key principles are excellence, equality and compassion – and students agree: ‘He achieves very high standards within a culture...

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Special Education Needs

We are a highly academic, selective grammar school but we do cater for a variety of special educational needs. Although we do not have a large number of students requiring extra assistance, we do have a special needs co-ordinator and one teaching assistant dedicated to a visually impaired student. We also offer individual help for students with specific needs however and have had some experience of students with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, visual impairments, mild speech impediments (dysfluency/stammering), mild dyspraxia and mild dyslexia. We have a strong pastoral system and work closely with both students and parents to overcome difficulties experienced, meeting their needs on a one to one basis in consultation with outside agencies. We also offer assistance with social skills, anger management and general counselling sessions where required, either in house (we have a trained counsellor on the staff) or again using outside agencies. We do not claim to be experts in any of these areas but can hopefully provide support and encouragement. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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