King Edward's School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
3 - 18
Other independent school

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths

Co-educational nursery

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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

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01225 464313

School Description

King Edward's School is a leading co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 to 18. With impressive academic results, the school provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for children from a variety of backgrounds, in which each individual is encouraged to strive for academic, sporting and creative excellence and to acquire a lifelong passion for knowledge, discovery and adventure.

King Edward's School Parent Reviews

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“Our son thrives at KES”

"> My son is in senior school and thriving at KES. It is a very academic school, students are challenged to exceed their own expectations of themselves. Teachers and staff are full of energy and enthusiasm. I find there is good correspondence between the school and parents. If entering at year 7 there is some separation between those coming from other schools and those who were in the pre-prep but this goes away within the year.
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Last update: 13 November 2021



The school was delighted to receive the ISI (Independent Schools’ Inspectorate) report in 2015 in which the school was judged as ‘excellent’ across all eight aspects of school life under review. Please go to The Data section of our School Guide page and click on View our Full Report to read the inspection findings. 
This superb report follows on from King Edward’s being placed by The Sunday Times in the top five performing schools in the South West, based on outstanding public examination results. 
The School was inspected by ISI in December and the report’s main findings highlight what makes it such a vibrant, dynamic and high achieving school: “The success of the school lies in the strength of the ethos which permeates it from the EYFS to the sixth form. All three sections of the school encourage the pupils to strive for excellence and to achieve to the best of their ability in a stimulating environment so that they acquire a love of learning which goes beyond the formal curriculum.”
Other key elements of the report focused on the “excellent personal development” of pupils from Pre-Prep stage, right through to the senior school, where the report found sixth formers to be “mature, kind, friendly, loyal and socially responsible young people.”
Headmaster, Mr Martin Boden, expressed his pleasure on receiving the report, saying: “The full report reads to me as a genuine reflection of the School that I know well and am very proud to lead. It also stands as testimony to the hard work and team effort – from teaching and support staff, pupils, parents and governors – that help to make King Edward’s such a thriving and successful school.”

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King Edward's School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.