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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

We are an inclusive academy that creates a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. 


Ethos and Values of King Edward VI Academy

At King Edward VI Academy we believe that all students have the ability to succeed, and we ensure they are prepared to participate positively in our 21st century community. We are unapologetically ambitious for all our students and provide access to high quality educational opportunities regardless of socio-economic background. We are an inclusive community that is student focused, embraces differences and celebrates diversity.  We encourage a commitment to the shared values of Ambition and Aspiration, Courage and Resilience, Honesty and Respect and through the promotion of our values and the work we do through the House system we encourage the students to feel a sense of belonging.  Every adult in our community is a role model and we all have the opportunity and responsibility to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

Culture and Climate

We always aim to provide a calm, caring and purposeful learning environment that supports our students to achieve their personal best.  We support our students to have a positive self-belief, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development ensuring they become lifelong learners who determine their own futures. We are relentless in our pursuit of the small things that we believe have a big impact on our school culture, environment, our students’ attitude to learning and our community.  It is because of this we have a constant focus on high standards for our students, whether in relation to manners and communication, behaviour and uniform or academic achievement and resilience.

At King Edward VI Academy we foster a ‘can do’ attitude amongst our students and encourage them to take resilient approach to every challenge.  We will always challenge anything that is less than the very best that each individual can give.  Our priority is to ensure that the pupils know that they can shape their lives through choice, not chance.

Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Mr J Hunton - Executive Headteacher

Mr M Wilkinson - Head of School

Mr M Moss - Assistant Principal

Mr A Carrington - Assistant Principal

Mrs D Houldershaw - Academy Operations Manager

Teachers and Teaching Support Staff

Miss L Burton Sports Enrichment Officer

Mr S Burr Science Technician

Miss A Cook Teacher of English and Head of House

Mrs K Davis HOD English

Mrs A Everton Performing Arts

Mr C Everton Teacher of PE

Miss C Eyre Teacher of PE and Games Master

Ms T Gladders Teaching Assistant and Teacher of Biology

Mr S Gwiazda DT Technician

Miss N Henshall Head of Humanities and Careers Lead

Mrs C Hill Teacher of Maths

Mr M Irving Teacher of English and Head of House

Miss H Johnson HOD Maths

Mr D Kay Teacher of Business Studies/Finance/Economics

Mr A Knight Teacher of Humanities

Mrs K Linton Teacher of Science

Ms S Lockren Teacher of Humanities

Mrs J Murtagh Teacher of English and Head of House

Mrs N Patten Teacher of Maths

Mrs P Prince Head of Business and Finance

Mr J Read Teacher of Humanities

Miss L Revelle Teacher of MFL - French


Mrs S Sherriff Teaching Assistant Humanities

Mrs J Shudell Assistant SENDco

Mr I Smith Teacher of Technology

Ms S Smith Teacher of Art & Design and House Champion

Mrs K Taylor Teacher of English and and House Champion

Miss T Turner Teaching Assistant

Miss B Villiers Intervention Teacher

Mr C Warren Teacher of PE

Mrs H Waters Dyslexia Support

Mr D Williams Teacher of Humanities

Heads of House and Inclusion Team

ApolloMr D Williams Head of House and House Champion Mrs K Taylor

Arete - Miss A Cook Head of House and House Champion Mr A Knight

Mercury - Mr J Read Head of House and House Champion Mrs K Taylor 

Minerva - Mrs A Everton Head of House and House Champion Mr A Knight 

Pastoral Managers and Inclusion Team:

Miss G Reeve - Pastoral Manager - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mrs T Whatley - Pastoral Manager - Behaviour Data, Admissions and Transitions Lead

Mrs T Crow - Pastoral Manager - Behaviour, Lead First Aid

Miss E Smith - Pastoral Manager - Behaviour Lead

Mr A Pugh - Pastoral Inclusion Support Officer 

Mrs J Ward - CiC Support Officer

Mrs T Kwee - Attendance Welfare Officer

Administration & Exams 

Mrs J Cresswell - Administrator

Miss S Harriman -Administrator

Mrs J Mumby - Senior Administrator

Mrs K Power - PA to the Principal

Ms C Scott - Exams & Data Officer

Catering Staff

Mrs A Clark - Catering Manageress

Mrs P Bloodworth - Assistant Cook

Mrs J Chapman Catering - Assistant

Mrs R Gardner - Catering Assistant

Mrs C Jackson - Cook

Mrs M Mason - Catering Assistant

Site Team

Mr S Houldershaw - Site Supervisor

Mr M Carr - Site Support Officer

Mr J Imprett - Site Support Officer