King Edward’s is increasingly popular with families in the local area who value the all-round care and range of activities that a day and boarding environment can offer. We make no distinction between our day and boarding pupils. Day pupils register in their House by 8.20am and may choose to leave at the end of lessons, after sports or activities. Some benefit from an extended day arriving for breakfast and staying until 9pm which fosters a community of belonging. Our day pupils like it because it is easy for them to develop friendships across our cosmopolitan and diverse pupil body and enjoy the varied opportunities available at King Edward’s.
There are seven Houses. Every girl and boy starting at King Edward’s in the 1st or 2nd Form will be in Queen Mary House, fondly known as QMH. From 3rd Form, all QMH pupils, along with the new boarding and day pupils from age 13 to 18, are assigned to one of the single-sex, senior Houses.
King Edward’s sits in a glorious 100-acre site, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yet the School has direct train links between Waterloo and Portsmouth, is close to the A3 corridor – mid-way between London and the South coast. Travel by train is popular and we also run school minibus services. For full details see Transport and Travel.
Pushing Boundaries My approach with the pupils during activity time has been quite specific. I drew on my own experiences of being at school. I remember how rich and varied my education was, but I found it difficult to genuinely express myself. There was so much to process, learn and demonstrate with the added pressure...