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Dr Mark Fenton

Chief Master

Today, the School is home to 850 boys from

an incredibly wide range of backgrounds. We

see it as our mission to help them develop into

young adults who are ready and able to tackle

the challenges of modern life.

The world is changing at a dizzying pace

and, when their time comes, our boys will be

doing jobs that do not exist yet. They will be

working with people from all parts of the globe

and dealing with a climate of ever increasing

uncertainty. To thrive in such testing conditions

we need to give them a grounding that runs

both broad and deep.

They need to understand how to get the best

out of themselves – and other people – and

learn how to work collaboratively to solve ever

more complex problems. They need to learn

how to manage risk and build the resilience

to overcome obstacles. Above all, we want

them to be curious about the world they live in

and to find a happy and well-balanced life for

themselves within it.

This is quite a tall order for any school,

however, this prospectus aims to give you

a flavour of how we go about it. We want

our boys to discover and develop their

passions, inspired by being part of a rich and

diverse community which values effort and

commitment above all else. We also want

them to have fun and enjoy their school life

to the full.

The IB Diploma, our Friday afternoon activities

programme, the emphasis on music, drama

and team sports – as well as immersion in the

extraordinary intellectual life of the School – all

work together to create an ethos in which boys

can flourish and mature into the kind of young

men in whom we can all take pride.

I want the young men who leave King Edward’s

School to be kind-hearted, happy in who they

have become and able to share an optimistic

outlook with the world; confident in what they

can achieve themselves but able to embrace

the perspectives of others. If you like the sound

of all that, please read on!

Dr Mark Fenton

Chief Master

For over 450 years, King Edward’s School has provided an education that has enabled the boys of Birmingham

and the surrounding areas to go on to achieve great things.