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Work ethic is strong with pupils saying ‘it’s great if you do well but no one is afraid to ask if they’re struggling with something'.  Possibly science and maths are so popular because there are so many medical/scientific families, and it’s what the school is known for. Terrific rapport between pupils and staff, especially amongst sixth formers. Fifty-plus clubs, many as intellectual as the most academic parent might hope, but some with a distinctive King Edward’s twist to them…

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What the school says...

Whilst ensuring an excellent academic experience, King Edward VI School also offers a diverse and exciting co-curricular programme. Pupils and staff participate in fieldwork, charitable and sporting visits in different parts of the world from Mexico and South Africa to Canada and the Caribbean to name but a few.

Life at King Edwards is further enriched by the many music, drama and sporting opportunities on offer. These activities remain an integral part of School life and pupils are actively encouraged to fulfil their potential in each of these areas. Many talented pupils compete or perform at extraordinarily high levels, including nationally. Over 60 clubs and societies provide students with the opportunity to get involved in a wealth of activities whilst the range of School trips on offer is exceptional. Students are also actively engaged in a wide range of charitable and community projects.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Independent School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Economics at an English Independent School (GCSE)



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2002, Julian Thould MA – Pembroke College, Oxford (50s). Surprisingly, for this overtly scientific school, his subject is history with a passion for medieval castles, evidenced by some detailed scale models in his office, including an intricate one in chocolate, that he was judging for a year 7 competition. Worked in industry before a teaching career in some top schools, Westminster, Cranleigh and King's Worcester, until appointed to his first headship at King Edward VI. Impressively well organised but definitely approachable, he believes children do best when they are happily occupied. Hence the exciting co-curricular programme, which not only attracts some to the school but also encourages enthusiasm, enjoyment and ambition that spills over into academic work.

Parents say he runs a tight ship and nothing is too much...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

The School has limited facilities for the disabled but will do all that is reasonable to comply with its legal and moral responsibilities under the SENDA 2001 in order to accommodate the needs of pupils who have disabilities for which, with reasonable adjustments, the School can cater. On entry to the School all pupils are screened in literacy, and support is given on an individual basis by regular members of the teaching staff to those pupils who would benefit from extra assistance. There is also a limited amount of support for pupils who have difficulties with numeracy skills. All members of the teaching staff are regularly updated on the requirements and needs of pupils who are receiving support or have a particular need in the classroom. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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