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  • King Edward VI School (Stratford-upon-Avon)
    Church Street
    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Warwickshire
    CV37 6HB
  • Head: Mr Bennet Carr
  • T 01789 293351
  • F 01789 293564
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.kes.net
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 729; sixth formers: 301 (84 girls)
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th September 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A brilliant place for bright boys to flourish, with great emphasis placed on provision for all – from sporty to geeky. Classes are still taught in the half-timbered ‘big school’ where Shakespeare himself would have studied – a fabulous room with an extraordinary beamed and cantilevered ceiling and ancient desks pitted with centuries worth of schoolboy initials, all still in situ. ‘The most important things we’re learning are to work as a group and be part of…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

School associations

State grammar school

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2010, Bennet Carr BA FRGS (40s). Undergraduate studies in geography at Queen Mary’s College, London, then PGCE at Institute of Education, followed by The Bishop’s Stortford High School (head of geography and sixth form, assistant head). Influential deputy headmaster of St Olave’s Grammar School, London, for eight years.

Enjoys the independence that has come with academy status and likes being at a small school where he can get to know pupils and be 'at every production, every concert and every match.' Fanatical about small details making a big difference (shirts tucked in, skirting boards retouched every Friday evening). Parents say he has hugely improved communication. Married with two daughters.

Academic matters

GCSE and A level results are very strong. In 2017, 76 per cent of GCSEs were A*-A/9-7. At A level,...

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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.

Special Education Needs

At KES we have a Learning Support Coordinator, who is also a full-time member of staff. His role is to support any boy who has specific learning difficulties. The form this support takes will of course vary, but in essence it means that he creates individual education plans (IEPs) with the pupil, and monitors these where needed. He also liaises with any necessary outside support agency, and acts as a facilitator for meetings involving agencies, the parents and the school. There is also a Gifted and talented Coordinator, just appointed, who will be responsible for organising and monitoring activities to support our most able pupils. Although the school has very few pupils requiring specialist support, we would always be ready and willing to provide support where needed, and if at all possible.

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
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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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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