King Edward VI School
Wilton Road, Southampton, SO15 5UQ, Hampshire
023 8070 4561
|Head Master||Mr A J Thould|
|Date Appointed||April 2002|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18|
|Number of pupils||960|
|Day fees per annum||£16,050|
|Average Class Size||22|
King Edward VI School, Southampton, has been at the heart of the city for over 460 years and is one of the UK's leading independent 11-18 co-educational day schools.
With a reputation for academic excellence, the School boasts a thriving Sixth Form that produces consistently excellent A Level examination results ensuring students continue on to a range of competitive institutions, most to one of the UK's top 25 universities and, on average, approximately 10% of students proceed to Oxford or Cambridge. Results at GCSE and IGCSE level are also excellent, further consolidating King Edward's reputation for outstanding academic achievement.
Not only does King Edward's promote academic excellence, it also aims to foster in every pupil a sense of personal worth through a wide range of co-curricular activities, particularly with an active engagement in community work, so that every individual emerges as a fully responsible member of society. In the last year alone the student Charities Commission has raised over £27,000 for local and national charitable causes.
Each year students can be found taking part in excursions to worldwide destinations. A yearly charitable trip to South Africa allows Sixth Formers to work with disadvantaged children living in rural poverty, whilst other recent destinations have included Maine, USA for the annual ski trip, kayaking in the Swedish archipelagos, a Biology field trip in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, a cultural excursion to Morocco and a trekking expedition in the Himalayas. Language students regularly participate in the exchange programmes on offer to Germany, France and Spain as well as in cultural visits to schools in the USA and Prague. Closer to home the School also organises an annual summer camp to Swanage for local young carers, run by our Sixth Formers.
Sport and the arts are an integral part of school life. Students are given the opportunity to represent the School across the major team games as well as individual sports. Overseas tours, regular fixtures, tournaments and school events offer a competitive sporting environment and King Edward's boasts 33 acres of sports ground, a fully equipped gym and multiple all weather pitches. The Creative Arts Faculty offers an amazing array of facilities from recital rooms, a recording studio and music technology suite to a custom-built dance studio. A wonderful new theatre has just been built that has a capacity for 400 seats and provides a superb venue for our talented dramatists and musicians. An array of public performances throughout the year allow King Edward's performers to showcase their talents, whatever their ability level.
Students are actively encouraged to become involved in fund-raising and community work and take part in some of the 150 clubs and societies that are available outside of lesson time. King Edward's also runs a well-established Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme that makes use of the school’s Rural Studies Centre in Dartmoor.
King Edward's strives to ensure that all pupils reach and fulfil their full potential. A happy atmosphere amongst first-class teaching facilities provide exceptional academic stimulus alongside an extraordinary breadth of co-curricular opportunities. Seventeen bus routes extend throughout south Hampshire, allowing students from the New Forest, Salisbury, Winchester and east of Southampton easy and direct access to the School.