School Transport in September

Please see guidance and information for parents and carers whose children will be using the Council’s Home to School Transport Service when they return in September. Read the guidance carefully and discuss the requirements within the letter with your child. A guidance sheet for students travelling on home to school transport is also linked below; please encourage your child to read this carefully where they are able to, or discuss the requirements within it with younger children. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Guidance for parents of CYP using Home to School Transport

Guide for students travelling on Home to School Transport

Sixth Form Enrolment 2020

Final confirmed grades have now been awarded to you by the exam boards and are based on the highest grade between the Centre Assessed Grade and the calculated grade determined by Ofqual

In order to secure your place in Sixth Form you must complete the online enrolment form accessed here and need follow the next steps:

In order to study a subject you must meet the published entry criteria with the results you hold. Where you have not met the entry criteria for your chosen subjects you will be offered an alternative. This will be discussed on 1 September. 

In preparation for September, please familiarise yourself with the return to school information and the Sixth form Dress Code

If you have any questions, please contact 

We look forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form.

GCSE Results 2020

On Monday the Government decided to make a very late change as to how GCSE grades have been finalised. The final confirmed grades awarded by the exam boards were based on the highest grade between a students’ Centre Assessed Grade and the calculated grade determined by Ofqual. The King Edward VI School students have once again achieved excellent results today.  

Headteacher, Clare Savage commented: 

Congratulations to our Year 11 students, for your hard work over the last three years at King Edwards and particularly for how well you have handled the last few months.  We know it has not been easy for them but they have done fantastically well to get through such a difficult period of uncertainty. As a school community we are proud of their efforts and achievements and look forward to welcoming the majority of our students back into our Sixth Form. We wish all our students every all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to hearing of their future successes. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all staff and parents on behalf of all our students for all the support they have given them, particularly over the last few months.

Caroline Stephen, Year 11 Lead stated

When school partially closed so abruptly back in March, my final words to year 11 at the time were ‘go out there and be the very best versions of you’. Over the last few months the students have shown this unreservedly. They have helped each other through very confusing, and often sad times. This year has been very different for all of us in education, but the class of 2020 have much to be proud of, including this set of excellent results. Well done Year 11. I could not be more proud of you as accomplished students; resilient, curious, respectful, caring, motivated and responsible individuals.

School Uniform from Emblematic

We have been in contact with the supplier last week and again today to establish the current situation. They admit that there has been some delay in receiving these orders from overseas. However, they are now in receipt of these items and are confident that all orders will be delivered to you in the early part of next week.

We know there is concern that there will not be enough time to arrange exchanges if the sizes ordered are not suitable. With this in mind, we have arranged that Emblematic will be on school site on Tuesday 1 September between 2pm and 6pm to facilitate pre-arranged returns.

A copy of the letter can be read in full here

GCSE Results Day 2020 Information

Details of the arrangements and support available to all of our Year 11 students on Thursday 20 August and beyond can be found in this letter.

It also links to the Ofqual published  student guide to explain the results process this year, which you may find useful here. You may also find the Your Results, What Next? section of the .gov website particularly useful. A full overview of the Post 16 qualifications available to students can be seen below:

The National Careers Services also have the following support:

  • The Exam Results Helpline 0800 100 900 will be running this year from the 12 August until the 28  August from 8am until 10pm every day
  • Students, parents/carers and careers advisers will be able to access support by calling the helpline or speaking to an adviser on our webchat, as well as on Twitter on @Exam_Helpline
  • The National Careers Service will be running a Virtual Careers Fair aimed at supporting young people who are looking for advice for their next steps after receiving their results. Tuesday 25 August, aimed at 16 year-olds, and will include live Q&A sessions with National Careers Service advisers, as well as content from a range of national and local organisations. Students can register for this event on the following link