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King Edward VI School (Bury St Edmunds)

King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School
Motto Schola Buriensis
Established c.1550
Type Comprehensive
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mr Geoff Barton

Grove Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3BH
England Coordinates: 52°15′03″N 0°42′15″E / 52.25092°N 0.70418°E / 52.25092; 0.70418

Local authority Suffolk
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Students 1393
Gender Coeducational
Ages 13–18
Houses Kentwell, Ickworth, Wyken, Elveden, Melford, Hengrave
Former pupils Old Burians

King Edward VI School is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school[1] in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. The school in its present form was created in 1972 by the merging of King Edward VI Grammar School with the Silver Jubilee Girls School and the Silver Jubilee Boys School. The school occupies the site of the former Silver Jubilee schools in Grove Road Bury St Edmunds, the former grammar school site at The Vinefields now accommodates St James Middle School.

The School accepts Students from ages 13 to 18, it is attended by 1393 pupils. It is a specialist sports college and is a Training school for new teachers. Since 2008, the school has also been partnered with Shanghai Yangjing-Juyan Experimental School in China to develop international links[2] and exchanges between the schools have occurred.[3] From September 2011, the school will operate a college system and incorporate vertical tutoring. Instead of tutor groups being divided by year group, each tutor group will have pupils from all year groups. Tutor groups and pupils will be allocated a college, which will be responsible for their pupil's education and development.

The school was rated "Good" in its 2009 Ofsted Inspection[4] and achieved a 64% A*-C pass rate at GCSE in the 2011 results[5] and an 84% A*-C pass rate at A Level.[6]

There in an active alumni association know as The Old Burians which was established during the era of the former grammar school and continues to recruit new members from the school.

Previous Headmasters

  • 1553–c1560 John Fenn (deprived of office)
  • c1670 Edward Leedes
  • 1788–1809 Michael Thomas Becher
  • 1809–1828 Benjamin Heath Malkin
  • 1828–1841 John Edwards
  • 1841–1855 John William Donaldson
  • 1855–1879 Albert Henry Wratislaw
  • 1879–1890 Charles Sankey
  • Arthur Wright Callis

Old Burians


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