The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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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.

Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form is part of Havelock Academy Sixth Form which is spread over two sites, King Edward VI Academy, in Spilsby and Havelock Academy, in Grimsby. Both academies are proudly part of the David Ross Education Trust.

Our aim is to offer the very best education possible to our young people in order to prepare them for the next step in their lives, whether that is studying at university, apprenticeships, further training or the world of work. We know that Sixth Form is an important part of our student’s development, and we recognise that gradually taking responsibility for their own learning, whilst supported by those around them is the key to success. Our small but ever growing Sixth Form here at King Edward VI Academy is lively and offers a personalised, innovative, and stimulating post-16 experience. We offer a wide range of opportunities to gain qualifications and develop first class skills for employment and further study.

Students in year 12 and 13 are taught in small classes by teachers who are well qualified, enthusiastic about their subject area and deliver high quality lessons as proven by our excellent, year on year academic results. The dedication of our staff is reflected in the high numbers of our students continuing to their chosen universities or into apprenticeships.

Our students who continue from lower school benefit from learning in an environment with teachers that they are familiar with and who have supported them for several years. These relationships matter. However, we also ensure that those students who are joining from other schools are equally supported by our experienced tutor team and quickly become a valued part of the King Edward VI Academy community.

Our dedicated Sixth Form block, is an area that our students can truly call their own where they have the space and facilities to embrace their creativity, independence and the academic challenges of their 2-year courses. Sixth Form students are provided with a Chromebook for use in school or may use their own laptops if they prefer.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions either via the school office or by emailing me We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Mr A Carrington
Head of Sixth Form

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