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Posts will be regularly added from November 2017 to give help and advice for preparing and revising for your exams.


The Morpeth Electric Bicycle Company

The Morpeth Electric Bicycle Company opened it’s doors earlier this month and the showroom will be officially opened by the Mayor of Morpeth on Saturday 9 December.

E-Bikes are becoming increasingly popular as people strive to travel more sustainably, as well as trying to save time stuck in traffic and also save money.  The store is the only bespoke E-Bike dealer in the North East.
More information about The Morpeth Electric Bicycle Company and their official opening can be found on their Facebook page.
Watch this space for the Trust and The Morpeth Electric Bicycle Company working together in the New Year.

Making Workshop

It’s another Making Workshop next Tuesday, 28/11/17. This time we are making a Felted Robin.

King Edward’s Inspires 2017

Once again, thanks to the huge support we receive from many of our alumni, businesses, colleges, universities and training providers, our annual KEVI Inspires event was a phenomenal success – the best one yet! We have a variety of exhibition stands, as well as an in depth workshop/presentation programme.

The event attracted support from a wide range of organisations from across various sectors and a wide geographical area, from London to Dundee! We are immensely grateful of the support provided and are proud that our school can deliver such a unique and valuable event for our students and their parents.

This year, we were delighted to invite colleagues from Berwick Academy Sixth Form and The Church of England Academy. We have developed a range of careers provision with these schools, as part of our work and inclusion on the National Career Benchmarks Pilot programme. Feedback from Berwick in particular was outstanding, with their Head of Sixth Form saying that her students are ‘talking about possibilities and opportunities they never knew existed!’ This really captures the essence of the event and is what makes it special.

Next year King Edward’s Inspires will be held on 22 November 2018 and we have already had pledges of support from many of the organisations present this year, which is phenomenal. Further developments next year could be the inclusion of a sector specific panel discussion with industry experts… watch this space.

Admissions Policy

Please click here to see a one year variation of the Admissions Policy for Year 5 entry into Chantry Middle School, September 2018.

The Published Admission Number will increase from 128 to 158 for one year only.

Trust Expansion Consultation

The consultation for proposed changes to the Learning Trust governance arrangements in order to accept Church of England schools to join the Trust has now closed.

Thank you for sharing your views at the meetings or by completing a response form. We will now take some time to consider these responses and issue a summary of the consultation and our planned way forward in late December.

Exit West

Ms Savage recommends ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid.

“In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her.” The best book I have read this year – I wanted to buy it for everyone when I had finished it. The story is incredibly important for today and Hamid’s writing is evocative and beautiful, generating empathy that allows us to better understand our world.

KEVI Inspires 2017

Thursday 16 November sees the return of our annual King Edward’s Inspires event. The event is designed to inform and inspire our young people and their parents/carers of the possibilities and prospects beyond the confines of school.

In its fourth year the event has gone from strength to strength with even more delegates in attendance. The event has attracted over 60 organisations from the worlds of Further and Higher Education, Apprenticeship and Training Providers as well as high-level employers. As ever, the event is well supported by our alumni, who were in the same position not too long ago.

King Edward’s Inspires is a mix of the traditional careers fair, with a supplementary programme of talks and workshops, designed to give that little bit more detail on a particular area. We are delighted that the North East Local Enterprise Partnership will be in attendance to give us the latest and most up to date information on the state of the region’s job market, and provide a glimpse of where exactly the jobs are in terms of sector. We are lucky enough, particularly for our Sixth Form students and parents/carers, to have Student Finance England at the event to give the full overview of the finance options for university and the application process. There are a whole host of organisation supporting the event, and we could not be more grateful to them for their time. A full overview of the event can be found via this link.   

From the work we have been involved in with the North East LEP and the Gatsby charitable foundation on the National Pilot for Good Career Guidance, we are thrilled our colleagues from Berwick Academy and the Northumberland Church of England Academy.

We hope the event will be a real success, for students and their parents. This is one step on their journey to becoming accomplished young adults, being ready for the workplace and the challenges that will bring. Parents/carers, we are sure, will be delighted at the huge range of opportunities available to their son/daughter and will relish the opportunity to become more informed.   

Folow events on the evening via twitter using #KEVIinspires

Cross Country Championships

There was some fantastic results from Saturday 11th November’s regional Cross Country Championships at Stewart park, Middlesbrough.

The boys intermediate team (Year 9 + 10) finished 2nd and now qualify for the National championships at Sevenoaks school, Kent on Saturday 25th November.

The team finished with 37 points which included the following runners:

Euan Duffin year 9
Dylan Davies year 9
Ben Walker year 9
Dylan Gooding year 9
Ben Waterfield year 9
Thomas Cunningham year 10

The girls team ran really well also. They missed out on qualifying but were excellent on the day. Students involved were:

Holly Peck (2nd place)
Lily Heaton (11th place)
Rebecca Bradley (35)
Casey Dixon (70)

The students were a credit to the school and it was a pleasure to take them down and see the passion they have to compete and run well!

Remembrance 2017

Today the school held its annual Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on the school grounds.

The service was led by Simon Taylor (CEO) and Nick Rowark (School Chaplain), who were joined by Mark Simpson (Head of School), guests, members of the school cadets and representatives from the School Council.

Wreaths were laid by Bernard Scott (Edwardian), Paul Carvin (Chair of the Board of Directors), Jack Gebhard (Deputy Mayor), Cassidy (Y11 Cadet) and Thomas & Layla (Head Boy and Head Girl).

Other guests included Mrs Hogg, Dave Hogg, Ted Gascoigne and Roger Vaughan.

We came together to remember all who served in wars, but also 58 Old Boys and one member of staff who died in WW1, 58 Old Boys and two members of staff who perished in the Second World War and one Old Boy who died in the Korean War of 1953.

Roan (Y9) read Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, verses 1-12 and Mark Simpson read “Pride of the Poppy” by Albert Gormley.

Certificates – June 2017 Exam Series

Certificates have now arrived in school.  For those of you who have paid for postage, your certificates will be sent out week beginning Monday 13 November.

For those who did not, certificates can be signed for and collected from the Exams Office. If you are no longer a student at King Edward VI School, you will need to provide photo identification before certificates can be collected.

Can you please check all details on your certificates are correct as the exam board deadline for amendments is 30 November 2017.  After this date charges will apply for any amendments needed.