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A safe space for youthful adventure and curiosity

There is so much warmth and enthusiasm at King Edward’s, driven by our whole-School approach to pastoral care. The House system is at the heart of School life, and fundamental to pupil resilience and wellbeing. It puts your child at the centre of a network of care and support. Every member of staff within that network is there to help them live life to the full – to be bold, effective and connected in School and beyond, even into the next generation.

Although we set ourselves rigorous academic targets, our approach to learning is all about personal growth. We add value as well as knowledge. We run courses, not competitions. In all areas of school life, our goal is the achievement of a personal best. By encouraging pupils to explore different aspects of their sporting, creative, spiritual and intellectual lives, we tease out a wealth of untapped potential.

A happy school where magic happens

Life at King Edward’s is rich with experience because pupils are happy to be stretched. They learn not to fear failure, but to see it as part of the learning experience – an opportunity to pick themselves up and try a fresh approach.

Above all, School life here is fun. We give pupils space to be themselves – to be active, thoughtful, social, studious, mindful. In this happy environment, confidence soars, children thrive, magic happens.

Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday
07:30 – 8:00 Breakfast 08:30 – 08:50 Breakfast Sunday is a free day to enjoy time with friends, walk in the grounds, follow
individual pursuits, catch up on studies, join in trips or participate in Inter-House
activities. There is a more leisurely start to the day with breakfast taken in
the House, and a popular brunch served in the Dining Hall late morning.
Teatime is at 17:30.
Chapel Services are held every Sunday at 10:30 or 19:15 in which all boarders
take part. Day pupils, parents and staff are also welcome.
08:25 Roll call in respective Houses
08:35 Chapel and/or Head’s Assembly
09:05 – 10:00 Period 1 09:15 Roll call in respective Houses
10:00 – 10:55 Period 2 09:30 – 12:15 Sports fixtures; Clubs & societies
10:55 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:15 Period 3
12:15 – 13:10 Period 4 12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:10 – 14:10 Lunch 13:00 – 22:00 Sports fixtures; Individual pursuits; Clubs & societies.  Town leave permitted. Return time varies for school years.
14:10 – 15:05 Period 5
15:05 – 16:00 Period 6
16:15 – 17:15 Sports fixtures; Clubs & societies
17:15 Day pupils may depart 17:00 – 18:30 Teatime
17:45 – 18:15 Supper
18:45 Roll call in respective Houses, including day pupils staying for Prep 18:45 Roll call in respective Houses
19:30 – 20:30 Individual study time 19:00 Free time; House or Inter-House gatherings
20:30 Remaining day pupils depart, bedtime for boarders
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