A better choice

What do parents and children want from a school?


Traditional values, beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities and wide ranging academic, cultural and sporting opportunities are all important. But what matters most is the quality of relationships which exist in a happy, secure and caring community, where staff are dedicated to bringing out the very best in those for whom they are responsible, whatever their background or ability.

In other words, an education - in the true, broadest sense of the word - that gives pupils the academic qualifications to enable choice later in life, together with a set of skills, attributes and interests that will sustain them in the future.

King Edward’s history and long experience of co-education reflects what parents and pupils seek. Founded in 1553, the school has a unique place in the story of British education. Christian vision, a Tudor palace and a boy King (Edward VI) each feature in the creation of our distinctive school.

Our way of life

Care and friendliness permeate our day to day life on campus.

Visitors often comment on the happy, relaxed yet purposeful and supportive atmosphere in School. Boys and girls, some of whom are brothers and sisters, mix naturally whatever their social or cultural backgrounds. Any well-ordered community needs basic rules and leaders. We therefore try to develop leadership at all levels and an understanding of responsibility in every aspect of school life. In senior years, pupils are encouraged to take on roles within the school community and to develop a sense of service to others.