Our student Amy had a busy summer training and working as well as doing her PE and art graphics coursework. She also had some amazing news that she’s on the long list to go to the Youth Olympics in January 2023 in Italy. Only 4 girls and 4 boys, under 18, will represent GB in alpine skiing at this event. We are absolutely thrilled for her. Well done Amy!
Our parents’ evening will be held in a virtual format on a programme which works along the same principle as video conferencing software such as Zoom or Google Meet. We believe this is the best option, as it gives parents the opportunity to meet and see staff.
Appointments will be limited to five minutes, so please be aware that the system actually cuts the connection after this time. Should there be any connection issues, these will be followed up by the school the next day
Letter for Parents/Carers with a student in Groups WASXTH
Letter for Parents/Carers with a student in Groups KINGED
Former student David Sanderson was one of eight Grenadier Guards to carry the Queen on her final journey.
David attended The King Edward Vl school before leaving at 16 to join the Army Foundation College in Harrogate. By the time he was 17 David was stationed at the regimental headquarters of the Grenadier Guards at Wellington barracks, first joining the second battalion and then moving to the first battalion, the Queen’s Division, like his late grandfather.
19-year-old David was selected to be one of the eight soldiers from the Queen’s Company 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, who bore the oak casket in both London and Windsor. David was positioned at the front on the right-hand side of the casket.
The enormity of the role is hard to comprehend and the soldiers have been praised for carrying out their duty while watched by billions around the world. The dignity and poise shown by David throughout that service was hugely impressive and the school community is so proud of his achievement.
At The King Edward VI School, our aim is;
“To foster academic and personal development in a caring and challenging environment so that each individual can achieve his or her potential and become an accomplished student”.
For this to happen, students must be safe, attend well and uphold high standards of engagement. The following policies are written and enacted to ensure that students can reach their potential.
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Behaviour and Exclusions Policy
- Anti – bullying policy
To read the letter sent to Parents/Carers and students can be read in full here
Our school community paid tribute this morning to the country’s longest serving monarch. Her Majesty’s service over the past seven decades has been an inspiration.
During the period of mourning our public communications will be limited.
We appreciate this news will be upsetting for some and pastoral support will be available in school for those that need it.
As you will be aware, Monday 19 September is designated as a Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of the Queen. School will therefore be closed to all staff and students on this day, reopening as usual on Tuesday 20 September.
We very much look forward to welcoming your child back to school next week and working together with you to support them through the next year of their education.
Year 9: Please ensure that your child arrives at Student Support before 9.00am on Tuesday 6 September so that they have time to find out their tutor group before they are registered by their new form tutor.
A copy of the letter to Year 9 parents/carers can be read in full here
Year 10 & Year 11: Return to school on Wednesday 7 September and report to their tutor group.
A copy of the letter to Year 10 and Year 11 parents/carers can be read in full here