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.