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King Edward VI Academy

King Edward VI offers every child the opportunity to fulfil their academic, creative and sporting potential to ensure each and every child achieves academic success.

Academy Information

King Edward VI, in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, opened as an academy in the autumn of 2012.

The choice of school for your child is a very important one and requires deep consideration. We offer every child the opportunity to fulfil their academic, creative and sporting potential. We pride ourselves on our level of care for the individual and wish to see each and every child achieve success in their own particular area of expertise.

Mr J Myhill-Johnson

We are a bilateral academy – that is, a secondary school with a grammar stream in each year of entry – that, as with other schools in the David Ross Education Trust’s network, has a House system.


Ethos and Values of King Edward VI Academy

Our sponsor’s vision is to broaden young people’s horizons by creating a world-class academy, providing excellent teaching and learning and offering a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular opportunities for students.

The academy has the following hallmarks:

  • The environment is characterised by a calm, warm and welcoming atmosphere, which engenders a sense of personal worth and confidence. It is business-like and orderly.
  • Students are supported in developing self-esteem and self worth.
  • The academy strives at all times to ensure that everyone feels included in what is going on.
  • The academy is based upon a belief that every student, whatever their circumstances, has the potential to make something of themselves and their futures, with the ability to grow into enterprising and successful adults who can make a difference to, and for, their communities and themselves.

By offering a wide range of different opportunities, there is something at which everyone can excel and this in turn enhances all students’ enjoyment of their education and their willingness to work harder to improve other aspects of their learning.

Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Ms Jo Myhill-Johnson - Executive Principal

Mr J Myhill-Johnson Principal
Mr A Carrington Vice Principal
Mrs K Milligan Assistant Vice Principal

Teachers and Teaching Support Staff


Miss H Broughton HOD Maths
Mr A Brown Teaching Assistant Maths
Miss A Cook Teacher of English
Mrs K Davis HOD English
Mrs A Everton Performing Arts
Mr C Everton Teacher of PE

Miss C Eyre Teacher of PE
Mr P Gould Teacher of MFL
Mr S Gwiazda DT Technician
Miss C Foster Teacher of Science

Mr M Foster Sports Enrichment Officer
Mrs C Hill Teacher of Maths
Mr M Irving Teacher of English
Mr D Kay Teacher of Business Studies/Finance/Economics
Mrs A King Teacher of Art
Ms S Lockren Teacher of Humanities
Mr J Lodge Teacher of Performing Arts
Mr A Morgan Teacher of Humanities
Mrs J Murtagh Teacher of English
Mrs P Prince Head of 6th Form
Mr J Read Head of Humanities
Mr L Roberts Teacher Science
Mrs C Robinson Science Technician
Mr P Robinson Computing
Miss N Sands Teacher of Maths
Mrs S Sherriff Teaching Assistant Humanities

Mr C Shudell Teaching Assistant Science
Mrs J Shudell Assistant SENDco
Mrs E Smith BSU Manager
Mr I Smith Teacher of Technology
Mr M Smith HOD Science
Miss S Smith Teacher of PE
Ms S Smith Teacher of Art & Design
Mrs K Taylor Teacher of English
Mr C Warren Teacher of PE
Mrs N Warren Teacher of Art
Mrs H Waters Dyslexia Support
Miss B Weightman Teacher of Maths
Mr A Willetts Teacher of Science
Mr D Williams Teacher of Humanities


Heads of House

Miss G Reeve Safeguarding Officer and HOH Willoughby
Mrs M Chambers HOH Tennyson
Ms B Lockyer HOH Newton
Mrs T Crow Lead First Aider & Head of House Franklin

Administration, Exams and SENDCo

Mrs C Cook Academy Operations Manager
Mrs D Houldershaw PA

Mrs J Mumby Senior Administrator
Mrs L Harta Administrator
Mrs T Brett Administrator
Ms C Scott Exams & Data Officer
Mrs T Kwee Attendance Officer

Catering Staff

Mrs A Clark Catering Manageress
Mrs C Jackson Cook
Mrs P Bloodworth Assistant Cook 
Mrs J Chapman Catering Assistant
Mrs M Mason Catering Assistant
Mrs M Regan Catering Assistant

Site Team

Mr D Gill Site Manager
Mr J Ely Site Assistant