for the future
Old Edwardians’ network
Boys become Old Edwardians on leaving
the School and will receive regular
communications with news from the School
and their peers, invites to events, reunions
and talks, and will find it a unique source of
information for professional life.
In the early years of leaving School the Old
Edwardians Association provides a good
way of keeping in touch with peers and
accessing professional advice from older
alumni. As Old Edwardians progress through
their careers there is the opportunity for them
to professionally network with other Old
Edwardians and to contribute to the School
through the Careers Network.
Taking a leading role
KES Leadership enables boys from Year 10
upwards to develop appropriate skills for
the challenging world of work. A Mentoring
programme enables younger boys to receive
academic support from Sixth Form pupils
specialising in the areas they need help in.
Senior boys also coach younger boys in sport,
take commanding roles in CCF and participate
in outreach activities with local junior schools.
Careers and university advice
A wealth of university and careers support
is provided in Sixth Form and boys have
timetabled careers lessons, as well as
attending a UCAS day and a university and
gap year fair. There is also a designated
Head of Oxbridge Admissions to support
candidates through the application process
for those universities.
During their time at School boys can utilise the
experience of King Edward’s School alumni
through the Old Edwardians’ Careers Network.
A number of professional networking events
are organised for boys in Year 11 upwards to
discuss specific careers, such as medicine,
law and engineering, with Old Edwardians
working in those professions. Boys can also
access work experience, placements or
advice from the impressive and extensive
list of Old Edwardians.
The energetic and rich way of life at King Edward’s gives the boys chance not only to work hard, but to experience
a wide range of activities, to take responsibility, to lead others, to form friendships, to work with adults and to
extend their horizons. We believe that all of this is critical as a preparation for the life of university and beyond.
“Put simply, there are few
places in the country a
boy could hope to leave
as rounded and prepared
Rajiv Gogna, former pupil.
Rajiv gained a first class degree in
Chemical Sciences from the University
of Oxford in 2014, and is currently
working as an Energy Analyst for a
business consultancy firm.