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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.

KEVI Students celebrate success at A Level

Sixth form students at King Edward VI Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust are celebrating after receiving their long-awaited A-Level results today.

The school achieved some amazing results with 100% of students achieving three A-levels and 64% of students achieved four A-Levels or equivalent. All students that have chosen to attend university received their first-choice places.

Mrs Penny Prince, Head of Sixth Form at King Edward VI Academy, said:

“I would like to congratulate all our students in both year groups on their well-deserved success and achievements – I am very proud of them. There are no secrets to success: it’s the result of preparation, persistence, perseverance, and hard work. Here at King Edward VI Academy it is a joint effort – a partnership between the students and the staff. This is a very exciting time for our students, who take with them our warmest good wishes for the next step of their journey –  I am sure they will go on to accomplish great things. To our students: you are one step closer to your dreams; enjoy what you do and success will follow!”

The students and staff celebrated as they started arriving at the school this morning and opening their envelopes. Louis Croves who received Distinction in Business Studies, Distinction in Sport and B in Finance, was thrilled with his results. Louis said: “I am happy with my results as they are better than I expected. I will now continue to work on becoming a successful sports coach.”

Another student, Chloe Harpham who received Distinction in Business Studies, Merit in Sport, and a B in Finance, was overwhelmed with her results as she is preparing to study Law at Lincoln University.

Amongst those celebrating was also Joe Wattam who achieved Distinction in Business Studies, Merit in Sport, and a B in Finance. Joe said: “Unexpectedly good results! Looking forward to taking a year out and exploring the different opportunities that can further my progression.”

Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said “Today marks a new chapter in our students’ lives as they get ready for university, further education or step into their first job. Our mission is to broaden the horizons of young people through a world-class education. We are thrilled with our results this year and our students are outstanding young people who are a great credit to their local community and we wish them well.”


As part of the David Ross Trust Education, King Edward VI Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.

If you would like to study at King Edward VI Academy, please contact 01790 753260 or email

King Edward VI Academy’s Open Evening for Year 7 pupils is Thursday 19 September 2019, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Open day tours will be held daily during the week Monday 23 September – Friday 27 September 2019, at 10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm. Contact to book your place.