King Edward VI School, Southampton, Hampshire

King Edward VI Private Independent School in Southampton, Hampshire


Address: King Edward VI School, Wilton Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5UQ
Admissions Queries: FAO KES Office, enquiries@kes.hants.sch.uk, +44 (0)23 8070 4561
Age Range: Boys & Girls aged 11 – 18
Fees Per Year: £12,135
Website: kes.hants.sch.uk

The King Edward VI School is a private independent school founded in 1554 which has been in it’s current site in the Shirley area of Southampton since 1945. It caters for students aged 11 – 18, which means that it contains a secondary facility (ages 11-16) as well as a sixth form (ages 16-18)

It boasts a huge range of facilities which includes playing fields for rugby and cricket as well as an all-weather astroturf for netball, hockey, tennis courts and more. There is a dedicated performing arts studio and an impressive purpose built art studio which includes a range of features.

The school also has a very varied array of clubs and societies catering for all kinds of interests such as astronomy, chess, dance, skiing lessons, orchestra and everything in between. Work in the community and specially organised foreign trips are also arranged on a regular basis. The school also offers the Duke of Edinburgh award to it’s pupils and operates a house system. There is also an onsite chaplain, a school counsellor and three qualified nurses.

The admissions procedure into the secondary school requires a formal interview and an entrance examination. The exam is made up of three papers in Reasoning, English and Maths. Admission to the sixth form is dependent on GCSE results and subject to a formal interview. Potential sixth formers with a strong background in music, sports or arts are looked upon favourably.

The King Edward VI School is an independent day school, which means it does not provide boarding facilties. It also awards scholarships and bursaries to pupils meeting certain criteria. Further information about admissions, bursaries and scholarships for the Kind Edward VI School can be obtained using the contact details above.