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Transition presentation from the Headteacher
Ms Savage will introduce you to some of the more day to day aspects of school life. In this video she explains how tutor groups work, what you will learn and what it means to be a King Edward’s student.

Y8>Y9 Transition: Your September start

Mrs Tansey (Year Leader for our new Year 9 in September) has created another video update for our future Year 9 students outlining what your first few weeks in school will look like. Mrs Tansey outlines our extensive range of extracurricular clubs and talks about the very important matter of lunchtime – our Yorkshire puddings are exceptional! Watch the video below.



Assembly with Mrs Tansey & Mr Connor

Mrs Tansey (Year Leader for our new Year 9 in September) and Mr Connor (Assistant Headteacher) have visited Chantry, Newminster and Dr Thomlinson’s Middle Schools (both face to face and virtually) to answer questions and go through some information about life at King Edward’s. Here is a recording of the presentation for anyone who missed it.


Virtual tour of the school

We are really disappointed that you are not able to visit us in school this year – we know it is important to be able to see what your new school will look like. To help, here are some video tours created by our key worker students from last lockdown.

Overview of the school


Have a look at our classrooms


A bird’s eye view of the layout of the school


Q&A with your new Year Leader

Year 8 students from across our Middle Schools have sent through some excellent questions regarding life at King Edward’s. Mrs Tansey goes through some of these to help give you a clearer picture of what your time with us will be like.


An Introduction to The King Edward VI School

Find out a little more from students and staff about what makes King Edward’s so special. Watch our welcome video here.


Parent Carer Handbook

This Parent/Carer Handbook is a useful document for both parents/carers and students. It is intended to provide you with much of the useful information you will require during your time with us at school. All parents receive a hard copy when their child joins us which we would ask that they keep for reference.

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