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David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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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 M Wilkinson Trustwide Vice Principal

Mr A Carrington Vice Principal

Mrs K Milligan Assistant Principal

Teachers and Teaching Support Staff

Miss H Broughton HOD 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

Ms T Gladders Teaching Assistant

Mr P Gould Teacher of MFL

Mr S Gwiazda DT Technician

Mr M Foster Sports Enrichment Officer

Miss N Henshall Head of Humanities and MFL Faculty

Mrs C Hill Teacher of Maths

Mrs G Hunter Intervention Teacher

Mr M Irving Teacher of English

Mr D Kay Teacher of Business Studies/Finance/Economics

Mrs K Linton Teacher of Science

Mr S Lake Teacher of Performing Arts

Ms S Lockren Teacher of Humanities

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

Mrs J Shudell Assistant SENDco

Mr I Smith Teacher of Technology

Mr M Smith HOD Science

Ms S Smith Teacher of Art & Design

Mrs B Sutton Teacher of Maths

Mrs K Taylor Teacher of English

Miss B Villiers Teaching Assistant

Mr C Warren Teacher of PE

Mrs N Warren Teacher of Art

Mrs H Waters Dyslexia Support

Mr A Willetts Teacher of Science

Mr D Williams Teacher of Humanities

Heads of House and Inclusion Team

Ms S Smith Head of House Franklin

Mr A Morgan Head of House Newton

Mr M Foster Head of House Tennyson

Miss C Eyre Head of House Willoughby

Mrs T Crow Lead First Aid & Library Manager

Mrs N Dunbar Executive Head of Inclusion

Mrs T Kwee Attendance Officer

Ms B Lockyer Admissions and Transitions Lead

Mr A Pugh Inclusion Support Officer 

Miss G Reeve Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Mrs E Smith BSU Manager

Administration & Exams 

Mrs T Brett Administrator

Mrs C Cook Academy Operations Manager

Mrs J Cresswell Administrator

Mrs D Houldershaw PA

Mrs J Mumby Senior Administrator

Ms C Scott Exams & Data Officer

Catering Staff

Mrs P Bloodworth Assistant Cook

Mrs J Chapman Catering Assistant

Mrs A Clark Catering Manageress

Mrs C Jackson Cook

Mrs M Mason Catering Assistant

Site Team

Mr M Carr Caretaker

Mr S Wenman Site Supervisor