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English Matters

Ms Merryweather

English matters drop-in sessions start on Monday 3.35-4.45 in A116 for any students who feel that they might like some help or advice with a particular aspect of English.
Speak to Miss Merryweather for details

Shanghai Leadership Exchange 2020/2021

Mrs Chadwick

If you are interested in joining the Shanghai Leadership Exchange in 2020/2021 or would like some information on the trip please collect an expression of interest form from A15. 

Year 9 Options Online Registration

Mrs Cochran

You will receive via your school email an Options Online Invitation.  You need to register to enable you to choose your options in February.  Please see attached instructions which explain how to register.

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Groups

Mrs Cochran

Expedition Groups need to be finalised by the training day on 25/01/20.  Bronze: groups must consist of 7 students (3:4 boys/girls or vice versa). Silver: groups must consist of approx. 7 students (3:4 boys/girls or vice versa where numbers allow this).  Please organise yourselves into groups, give your group a name and let Mr Sharp know (A20).  Thank you.


Mrs Cochran

If you are interested in helping with the Friday weekly Quiz please come to C14 on Wednesday breaktimes.

NHS Work Experience for Years 10 & 11

Ms Hahn

One Week Work experience at West Suffolk Hospital
for Year 10 and 11 students

See first-hand how a hospital runs behind the scenes! These placements will be offered in non-clinical departments such as human resources and communications, the medical library and the estates and facilities department. 

Apply online NOW at https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/Join-our-team/Student-programme.aspx

West Suffolk College Open Event

Ms Hahn

West Suffolk College 
Open Event on Thursday 13 February 2020
Starting at 5.30pm

Gather information and speak with staff about the College's full time programmes and how to find an Apprenticeship.

Work Experience with Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Ms Hahn

Suffolk Wildlife Trust are offering 8 placements over 5 days at Lackford Lakes and the Trust's main hub in Ipswich during the Easter and Summer Holidays this year. Work alongside staff from different departments teams and attend a practical conservation work party.

Apply by 24 February 2020

Please see Miss Hahn in the library for further details or visit: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/work-experience

Young Lawyer & Political Leader Programmes 2020

Ms Hahn

InvestIN is offering 2 programmes for 15-18 years: 

The Young Lawyer Programme 
at University College London (UCL): 8th March
University of Manchester: 14th March

The Young Political Leader Programme 
UCL: 21st-22nd March OR 4th-5th April

Apply before the end of January. 

See Miss Hahn (AHN) in the library for more details.

BT Apprenticeship Open Evening

Ms Hahn

Monday 3 February 2020
4pm to 6pm

BT are hosting an open evening  in Ipswich for students and parents to find out more about apprenticeships with BT.

To book see Miss Hahn (AHN) in the library asap.

Prom/May Ball dresses

Miss Scarlett

Lady Amarisa in Langford Place, will offer a wide range of prom dresses at all price levels right here in Bury.  Try before you buy!  Name King Edwards as your school and get 5% discount off dresses, shoes and tiaras. Closed on  Sun/Mon/Tues but appointments can be booked for individuals or groups on those days if you email millie.g.obrien@gmail.com

KOOTH - Online Support Service

Mrs Cochran

There is a new online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-18 called Kooth. The aim is that young people in Suffolk will be able to access free, safe and anonymous online counselling, which they can access on the go through their mobile device, 365 days a year.

Please see the following link for further information...


Extra Curricular Clubs

Mrs Cochran

Please see attached for details of all current Extra Curricular Clubs (lunchtime and after school).

Cyclists be aware

Mrs Cochran

Do you cycle to school?  Please remember to put lights on your bike now it's getting dark after school so other road users can see you!

Come to Study Club!

Mrs Cochran

Study Club takes place in the Library Monday - Thursday 3.45-5pm.  All are welcome.

Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare Support Worker Open Day

Ms Hahn

Are you considering a future career in Healthcare? 

Find out about a range of careers at the
Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare Support Worker Open Day Event.

Saturday 15 February 2020 from 9-2pm
at the Deakin Centre, Richard Howe Way, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

For details visit: http://bit.ly/OpenDayFeb20 or see Miss Hahn (AHN) in the library

Working at Microsoft

Ms Hahn

Now a Technical Architect working at Microsoft, 
former King Edward VI School student, Harry Eagles, will be giving a talk on Thursday 16 January in C5 from 1.30-2.10pm.

Come along to hear about his career journey and enjoy free pizza too!

Please register for this event with Miss Hahn or Mr Thompson.  

PE Clubs List Spring Term 2020

Mrs Cochran

Please see attached latest PE Clubs List. Clubs begin during the week commencing 13 January 2020.

Breakfast is coming to King Edwards!

Mrs Cochran

Breakfast will be available to purchase from Le Bistro every morning from Monday 20 January 2020. 8-8.45am. 

Clubs List Spring 2020

Mrs Cochran

Please see attached Clubs List for the Spring Term 2020.

Why not try something new this term?

Thought for the Week

Mrs Cochran

“Commitment is an act, not a word.”  Jean Paul Sartre

Assemblies this week

Mrs Cochran

Monday 20 January: Y11 invitation only in PAC

Tuesday 21 January: Hengrave in LH & Elveden in PAC

Wednesday 22 January: Wyken in LH & Kentwell in PAC

Thursday 23 January: Melford in LH & Ickworth in PAC 

Friday 24 January: Y11 invitation only in PAC


Mrs Cochran

Please cut and paste the link below into your browser to see the latest edition of 'Celebrate!'


Podcast of the week

Mr Nichols

The Poetry Exchange Podcast shares conversations about Poems as Friends.
In each 20-minute episode you will hear an individual talking about a poem that has been a friend to them, as well as the ‘gift’ recording of the poem that has been made for them, in response to their thoughts and feelings about the poem.

Do you live in Newmarket or Exning?

Mrs Cochran

If you live in the Newmarket or Exning area please complete the following online Wellbeing survey.   It shouldn't take very long (cut and paste into your browser).


Will Riches