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At King Edward’s, Partnerships is part of our DNA.

Here at King Edward’s, we greatly value our relationship with state schools in the wider, local community. Each year, we partner with numerous local schools. Activities range from regular workshops in areas as diverse as Mathematics, Computing, Art, Science, Music, Drama, Coding, Dance, and Sport. A significant number of KES students help to lead these activities, developing personal attributes and experiences as well as, at times, volunteering their time as part of completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award. School students benefit from the facilities and equipment available at KES; the expertise of staff and students leading the groups; and the opportunity to try new activities.

What we offer and value at King Edward VI school is a Partnerships programme built upon a foundation of teamwork, talent and inclusivity. It is a programme that benefits and enriches all.

School Partnerships Alliance Member

SPA member 2023 - Partnerships

We are delighted to be a School Partnerships Alliance Member 2023; joining the School Partnerships Alliance community. The School Partnerships Alliance is a charity that supports and promotes schools of different types working together and learning from one another to improve outcomes for young people. You can find out more about the charity here.




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KES Partnerships Day 2024

In the Summer Term, King Edward's hosted Partnerships Day for local primary schools within the wider Southampton Community. All of our Year 10 students were involved to host the day's activities. We were delighted to welcome Year 6 pupils from some of our local Primary School's, Foundry Lane and Shirley Junior School. They joined us for a day full of fun, insightful activities aimed to inspire them in subject areas like English, Science, Design Technology, Music and Sport. Read more about the day here. 

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KES Partnerships Day 2024 

Student Feedback 

"I loved Partnerships Day! I liked showing the children around our School, seeing them have fun and experiencing new things". - Year 10 KES Student.

“The Partnership Programme has extended my horizons; it gives me the opportunity to think about my community and all the many different ways I can be involved. Learning how to create enjoyable and stimulating projects for primary school students to enjoy has taught me many valuable skills such as time-management and creativity.” - KES Student from the Arts Partnership

How to get involved

Our Partnerships programme is collaborative, creative and inclusive; we are strongly committed to expanding our connections with local schools. To get involved, please contact our Partnerships Coordinator at