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  • King Edward VI School (Stratford-upon-Avon)
    Church Street
    CV37 6HB
  • Head: Mr Bennet Carr
  • T 01789 293351
  • F 01789 293564
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  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 720
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th September 2006
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th September 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

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. This sits directly over the Guildhall, where Shakespeare’s father presided as the high bailiff...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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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)


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

School associations

State grammar school




What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Mr 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 2016, 75 per cent of GCSEs were A*/A. At A...

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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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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