King Edward VI Academy
King Edward VI Academy@KEVIAcademy

About Us

A message from the Principal

King Edward VI Academy, sponsored by the David Ross Foundation, opened on 1st September 2012 and I am delighted to lead the academy.


King Edward VI Academy will be a world-class academy, with every member of our learning community feeling part of something very special and having the opportunity to discover and achieve their potential. This is why we have selected ‘broadening horizons’ as our mission statement. Every student has unique skills. Our personalised curriculum and innovative programme of co-curricular activities means we will support the development of well-rounded and confident individuals who will be a credit to themselves and their community.


King Edward VI is a small, bi-lateral rural academy catering for students between the ages of 11-19, in the rural market town of Spilsby. Bi-lateral means that we are a secondary academy with a grammar stream in each year of entry. Students are organised into groups of similar ability, taking into account their 11+ results and recommendations received from primary headteachers. This means our most able students achieve the highest academic standards in the best grammar school tradition. The academy caters for all abilities and offers a full range of curriculum opportunities in modern, purpose-built facilities, enjoying the latest technologies.


Our students are known as individuals and their needs are met in full, whether they are academic, vocational, artistic or sporting. The academy also enjoys a sports hall facility, which is shared with our neighbours the Lady Jane Franklin School. We very much welcome parents of incoming students to the academy and would be delighted to give you the opportunity to see what we have to offer your child.


James Myhill-Johnson, Principal