King Edward VI School sees 81 per cent head off to university

Some of King Edward VI School's current external students with itsSixth Form leadership team, plus senior students, from the left, deputy head boy Levi Reilly, head girl Grace Edwards, deputy head girl Toana Jaji and head boy Connor McGoochan ANL-151210-130900001
Some of King Edward VI School's current external students with itsSixth Form leadership team, plus senior students, from the left, deputy head boy Levi Reilly, head girl Grace Edwards, deputy head girl Toana Jaji and head boy Connor McGoochan ANL-151210-130900001
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King Edward VI School has said goodbye to its final cohort of students with 81 per cent heading to university.

They included five who are going to Oxford and Cambridge, two to read medicine and one to train as a vet.

The Bury St Edmunds school says a significant number are going to top ‘Russell Group’ universities in a year which has again seen the school gain some of the best A-level results in the East of England. Since 2011, 21 of the state comprehensive school’s students have gained Oxbridge places.

Headteaher Geoff Barton said: “It is always a bittersweet moment when we say a final farewell to Sixth Form students. We are thrilled that so many have gained places at the UK’s most prestigious universities. We are flattered that so many students each year choose to join our Sixth Form from other schools”