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King Edward VI School

King Edward VI School

Wilton Road, Southampton, SO15 5UQ, Hampshire

023 8070 4561



King Edward VI School
School type Co-educational Day Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1553
Head Master Mr N T Parker
Date Appointed August 2019
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 988
Day fees per annum £19,995 per annum
Average Class Size 22
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Associations HMC,AGBIS

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.

King Edward's undoubtedly has high academic standards and expectations. Under the guidance of an expert teaching staff, our pupils perform at the highest levels in public examinations, and both GCSE and A level outcomes are consistently exceptional.

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.

King Edward VI School places every child at the heart of all they do. The pastoral duty as a school encompasses all aspects of life and this responsibility of the children is reflected in their story. King Edward's aspires for children to be kind, caring young people committed to helping others as well as developing their own unique personality strengths and character. Last year saw the rebuild of a new Wellbeing Centre in the heart of the school. Wellbeing in the King Edward's curriculum, peer support schemes, wellbeing surveys and the KES cyber ambassadors being awarded Pathfinder of the Year 2023, by Hampshire's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner are amongst some of the measures KES have introduced to transform how wellbeing is talked about. The school were shortlisted as a finalist in the category of outstanding pastoral care in the 2023 Muddy Stilettos Best Schools Awards. This shortlist reflects genuine and sustained progress over the past few years.

King Edward's aims to foster a sense of personal worth in every pupil 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.

Annually, students take part in excursions to worldwide destinations. Recent cocurricular trips have included a cultural exchange with a school in North Carolina, and a trekking expedition in Tanzania. Language students participate in the exchange programmes on offer to Germany, France and Spain. 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 and tournaments offer a competitive sporting environment and King Edward's boasts 33 acres of sports ground, a fully equipped brand-new, purpose-built gym and multiple all-weather pitches. The Creative Arts Faculty offers an array of facilities from recital rooms, a recording studio and music technology suite to a custom-built dance studio. The state-of-the-art Dobson Theatre provides a superb venue for our talented dramatists and musicians.

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.

Seventeen bus routes extend throughout south Hampshire, allowing students from the New Forest, Salisbury, Winchester and east of Southampton easy, direct access to the school.

King Edward VI School is pleased to announce a momentous milestone in its partnership with its Preparatory, Stroud School. After 10 years of a highly successful partnership, Stroud School have revealed that from September 2024, their new name will be King Edward VI Preparatory. The decision to change the name of the prep institution reflects the deepening relationship between Stroud and KES.