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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 is exceptional. Students are also actively engaged in a wide range of charitable and community projects.
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Head

Since September 2019, Neal Parker, previously vice principal and head of the senior school at The Grammar School at Leeds. Educated at the British School in the Netherlands and The Purcell School of Music, he read music at Oxford, and has a masters in educational leadership from Newcastle University. Started his career at King's College Wimbledon; has also been director of music and head of performing arts at Newcastle Royal Grammar School. Married to Sarah, a deputy head, and they have one son, Joe. As well as his passion for music in all its many forms, Neal is an avid sports fan and lover of the outdoors, particularly hiking in the Lake District.

Academic matters

‘All our pupils are bright enough to do three sciences and a language,’ says the school, and certainly exam results speak...

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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
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
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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