Bury St Edmunds secondary school receives top marks from Church education bosses

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A Bury St Edmunds secondary school has received top marks by Church of England education bosses.

King Edward VI was praised as ‘outstanding’ in the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools report for its ‘distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church school’.

It is also ‘outstanding’ for meeting the needs of all learners through its distinctive Christian character and for the effectiveness of the school’s leadership and management.

Head Geoff Barton said the inspector was ‘bowled over by the culture of the school’ after speaking to students.

n Meanwhile, 450 staff from the Bury Schools Partnership were given an inspiring talk by national literacy expert Pie Corbett on developing writing and reading amongst pupils.