Organise a Visit

Visiting King Edward VI is an essential part of the admission process and we look forward to showing our school.

There are a number of different options for visiting the school.

We would be happy to show you around on a personal tour with one of our members of staff.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see the school in action, observe teaching, and pupils in their classes, and ask questions specifically related to your own family’s priorities and concerns.

Alternatively you can attend one of our open events listed below.  We host an annual Open Evening each October, which is a fun, interactive, busy event where children can try out experiments and go on a treasure hunt and families can watch performances, and hear from the Head.  Smaller Open Afternoons are held throughout the year, where numbers are strictly limited and places must be booked in advance.  This enables visitors to see the school in action on a normal working day, enjoy a tour of the school and speak to members of the Senior Leadership Team.

To arrange a visit, please email our Registrar, Mrs Sheppard, on  or phone +44 (0)23 8079 9216.

Alternatively, you can fill out the ‘Registration Form’ via the left-hand menu and we will contact you to organise a visit at a time that’s convenient for you.

Open Afternoons

These are small events limited to around 15 families where you will be able to look around the school in small groups, led by members of our teaching staff and some of our current pupils.  There will also be the opportunity to meet senior members of staff over tea.  These events are hugely popular so please contact the registrar to reserve a place on your preferred date.

Timings: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Tuesday 12 May 2020