insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 68 Nov 2017 - Page 152

EDUCATION ST EDMUND’S SCHOOL CANTERBURY “PUPILS HAVE POSITIVE ATTITUDES TO LEARNING AND ARE STRONGLY MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED.” INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE REPORT As a result of its current popularity and success, St Edmund’s School Canterbury is the largest it has been in its 268 year history so it is very timely that the building of a new Academic Hub is underway and the first phase of this exciting development will be completed and ready for use by pupils in Spring 2018. St Edmund’s welcomes day and boarding enquiries from parents and encourages families to visit the school. Entry points at ages 3+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ are the norm, but entry into other year groups is possible when places become available. 01227 475601 St Edmund's School Canterbury is a distinctive and historic boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3–18 that provides a lively, challenging education in a nurturing environment and is proud to be the Choir School for Canterbury Cathedral. Academic standards are set high and the school is renowned for its excellence in Music, Drama and Art as well as its sporting success in cricket, tennis, hockey and football. The Head, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, says: “This school remains true to its ethos from centuries back of valuing respectfulness, kindness, meritocracy, but it increasingly steps beyond that by challenging itself and seeking to be something different. Aspiration is now core in this school and pupils and staff constantly push beyond; challenge themselves to ‘be all they can be’.” 152 SIXTH FORM AT ST EDMUND'S Whatever the academic interests or abilities, background or aspirations, St Edmund’s can be a fantastic platform for Sixth Formers. The school respects their decision to continue their education at A-level and values their distinctiveness as individuals. But don’t take our word for it. Go along to the Open Evening on Thursday 23rd November to find out about what’s going on at St Edmund’s Sixth Form.