Return to School Dates – September 2019

Students will return to The King Edward VI School on the following dates:

Monday 2 September 2019 – Teacher Training Day

Tuesday 3 September 2019 – Teacher Training Day

Wednesday 4 September 2019 – Year 9 students return to school for 9.00am and assemble in the Lower School Hall.  Year 12 students who have not completed an Induction process or have requested a change to their original subject choices, must attend school on this date.

Thursday 5 September 2019 – Year 10 and Year 11 students return to school

Monday 9 September 2019 – Year 12 and Year 13 students return to school

We look forward to seeing you then.

GCSE Results 2019

The King Edward VI School is reporting another set of excellent GCSE results today.

Clare Savage, Headteacher said, “I would like to congratulate all Year 11 students and staff on an excellent set of GCSE results. Our overall attainment figure of 54.7 is a fantastic result and a testament to our Year 11’s positive attitudes, determination and hard work.”

“I am so pleased that the school continues to go from strength to strength. This is a brilliant achievement and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff on behalf of our students for all the support they have given them.”

78% of students achieved a Level 4+ in Maths and English. Furthermore, over 30% of students obtained a Level 7 pass or higher in Mathematics and/or English and progress overall is predicted to be exceptionally high.

Adele Tansey, Head of Year stated “This was a great year group with a really positive work ethic. They fully deserve these outstanding results and I wish them the very best for the next step in their educational journey.”

Sixth Form Enrolment 2019

Congratulations! We hope you are very pleased with your results, it was a tough exam season and you should be proud of your efforts.

If you have been offered a place to study with Sixth Form at King Edward’s please complete this online Enrolment Form to confirm your place. Here you are asked to confirm your subject choices, there is also an option to request a change of subject. Change of subjects will be done during induction on Wednesday 4 September through a one to one meeting with one of the Sixth Form team. Students who are joining Sixth Form from other schools are invited in at 9am with all other applicants invited to attend from 10:30am.

Course details and entry requirements can be found via the Sixth Form website

Students who no longer wish to take up their offer of a place with Sixth Form at King Edward’s should also formally decline their place via the  Enrolment Form If you require any further guidance and support please contact Janet who will be available Friday 23 August in school until 12 or from 2 September.

We look forward to welcoming you to the new term as a Sixth Form student. Induction will take place on 4 September and the term and lessons officially starting on Monday 9 September.


Enrolment Form

A Level Results 2019

The King Edward VI School A Level students has achieved excellent results today. Over 30% of all entries (666 entries) were A*- A grades and 81% A*- C grades.  Students on average achieved a B grade and a number of students performed outstandingly, including 38 students who achieved all A-A* grades, 9 of which achieved all A*grades.

The school is delighted that almost three-quarters of students are now moving into higher education at a number of high performing universities including Oxbridge, many Russell Group and Ivy League institutions. 

Headteacher, Clare Savage commented: 

“These incredibly positive results represent all the hard work of our students throughout their time at King Edward’s. It is also an illustration of the dedication and commitment of the staff and parents who have supported the students to enable them to perform so highly. 

As they prepare to move on to further study or work, I would like to thank our students for the significant and positive contribution they have made to our school. They have excelled in so many fields and we have been so impressed by all of their achievements. We wish all of our students every success in their future endeavours.” 

Leanne Johnston, Head of Post 16 thanked the students for their efforts and congratulated them on their successes.

“The progress each and every student has made throughout Sixth Form is exceptional with many exceeding their target grades, which is fantastic.“

Rory and Luke

We celebrate each and every student’s individual successes and endeavours, and are genuinely delighted at the range of destinations and opportunities our students explore after Sixth Form. Our departing Head Boy, Luke Bailey, is taking up a place at Harvard University. Another student who is headed for the USA is Rory Leonard, who will take up a place on an athletics scholarship at the University of Arkansas.

Several students have secured outstanding apprenticeships such as PWC and Plan B with Gateshead College. Some of our students are taking gap years, with departing Head Girl working the ski season and others using the key skills they have developed and heading straight into employment.