King Edward VII Science and Sport College
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
About King Edward VII Science and Sport College
King Edward VII Science and Sport College is located in Coalville, Leicestershire. This mainstream, mixed, secondary academy teaches around 900 pupils aged 14-19. It boasts partnerships with Ashby and Coalville Educational Partnership, North West Leicestershire Sports Partnership and the Forest Way Teaching Alliance.
King Edward VII Science and Sport College was previously a community school operated by Leicestershire County Council. It earned its specialist title as a science and sport college in 2008 and became an academy in 2012. The school currently offers GCSEs and BTECs, while sixth-form students have the opportunity to gain A-levels and further BTECs.
Values and vision
King Edward VII Science and Sport College aims to prepare its students for later life, and strives to offer a curriculum that encompasses both academic and practical courses. Teachers ensure their students have the support they need to succeed. With one-on-one mentoring, revision sessions and extracurricular activities such as charity fundraising, overseas trips, drama and music, students are able to hone their skills in a range of areas. Professional work placements are also considered important to the curriculum and development of students.
Sport and science are at the core of the academy, but teachers work hard to enable students to succeed academically in a range of subjects. Alternative courses are available for students who struggle with the standard school curriculum. Additional support is available for reading, writing, communication and maths, from computer-based programmes for reading to online numeracy programmes.
“Leaders at all levels are highly aspirational and committed to achieving the best outcomes for all groups of students. The Principal has led the drive for college improvement and created a culture of good teaching and behaviour.”