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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

Mr J Myhill-Johnson Principal
Mr A Carrington Vice Principal
Miss A Perry Assistant Vice Principal

Teachers and Teaching Support Staff

Mrs B Baker Cover Supervisor
Mrs J Buls-Sutherland Arts Teaching Assistant
Mrs N Brocklebank Cover Supervisor
Miss H Broughton Head of Department Maths
Mr A Brown Maths Teaching Assistant
Mr A Canham Teacher of English
Miss A Cook English Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Davis Head of Department English
Mrs A Everton Teacher of Performing Arts
Mr C Everton Head of Department Physical Education
Mr P Gould Teacher of French
Mr S Gwiazda Design Technology Technician
Miss C Foster Teacher of English
Mrs C Hill Teacher of Maths
Mr M Irving Teacher of English
Mr D Kay Teacher of Business Studies & Finance
Ms S Lockren Teacher of Humanities
Mr J Lodge Teacher of Performing Arts
Miss P Markvartova Sports Enrichment Officer
Mr J Miller Teaching Assistant for Science
Mr A Morgan Teacher of Humanities
Mrs J Murtagh Teacher of English
Mrs P Prince Head of Sixth Form
Mr J Read Head of Humanities
Mr L Roberts Teacher of Science
Mrs C Robinson Science Technician
Mr P Robinson Teacher of Computer Science
Mrs N Sands Teacher of Maths
Mrs S Sherriff Humanities Teaching Assistant
Miss E Smith Behaviour Support Unit Manager
Mr I Smith Teacher of Design Technology
Mr M Smith Head of Science
Mrs S Smith Teacher of Art
Miss S Smith Teacher of Physical Education
Mrs K Taylor Teacher of English
Mr C Warren Teacher of Physical Education
Mrs N Warren Teacher of Art & Head of House Franklin
Mrs H Waters Teaching Assistant and Dyslexicia Support
Miss B Weightman Teacher of Maths
Mr A Willetts Teacher of Science
Mr D Williams Teacher of Humanities

Heads of House

Mrs M Chambers Head of Tennyson and School Counsellor​
Miss G Reeve Head of House - Willoughby
Mrs S Turner Head of House - Newton and Transition Lead
Mrs N Warren Teacher of Art & Head of House Franklin 

Administration, Exams and SENDCo

Mrs L Harta Administrator
Mrs D Houldershaw PA to Principal
Mrs T Kwee Attendance Officer
Mrs J Mumby Senior Administrator
Ms A Paul Administrator
Ms C Scott Exams and Data Officer
Mrs J Shudell Assistant SENDco

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
Mrs M Regan Catering Assistant 

Site and First Aid

Mrs T Crow Lead First Aid and Librarian
Mr J Ely Site Assistant
Mr D Gill Site Manager