King Ecgbert is the flagship school and founder of the Mercia Learning Trust, the most successful city based Multi Academy Trust in Sheffield. The school has gone beyond outstanding in every sense and we measure ourselves against World Class schools across the country.
The progress and outcomes of our cohort is continuously outstanding putting us in the top 15% of all schools nationally for the last three years. This year 54% of A level grades were A*-B, resulting in a 3 year average of 59% with the average grade = B. 72% of BTEC grades were D*-D with the average grade a distinction, results we are so proud of. An unbelievable 26% that's over a quarter of our students that achieved all A's/distinction or above.
We are a system leading school and through outstanding outcomes and student experiences we were the first school in the region to be awarded the prestigious World Class Schools Quality mark. The application for this award, only open to the best schools with ofsted outstanding grades already, was completed by our students who then went to Cambridge University to be presented with the award alongside an elite group of other World Class Schools.
We know that we more than outstanding. Our students thrive in our sixth form. Our position in the league tables for the pass rate in two or more facilitating subjects shows how we excel in delivering the toughest courses that give access for our students to the top Russell Group Universities and highly competitive apprenticeships around the country. Our destination figures demonstrate the hugely successful lives that our students go onto achieve and we are proud of every single one of them.
As a National Teaching School we are entrusted with the honour of inspiring the next generation of teachers and supporting the professional development of serving teachers across the city as they learn from the outstanding calibre of staff we have here. We are held in such high esteem in Maths that we now support others schools across the South Yorkshire in our role as the area coordinator of the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. As the outstanding secondary school at the heart of a growing and successful Multi Academy Trust our staff are involved in supporting improving schools across the region through consultancy contracts.
Our caring, supporting and outstanding staff ensure that each and every student reaches their potential. Our staff are passionate about teaching and go above and beyond to help students achieve academic excellence. Strong relationships between students and staff help ensure that personal and social development alongside academic progress is supported. Happy students are successful students and that certainly happens here at KES.
With over 22 subjects on offer, including combinations of BTEC and A Levels our personalised and inclusive curriculum is matched to your individual needs and abilities and places a strong emphasis on academic achievement. Our flagship Engineering programme and new developments such as Business and Finance move with the demands of the labour market and we ensure our curriculum is always fit for purpose.
Our first-class facilities include a brand new Sixth Form Study Room, with 30 brand new networked computers, silent study area and library. A sixth form common room and café designed by our students creates a university style working space for groups and social time with a dedicated outdoor terrace where students can relax and unwind. Well-equipped classrooms and specialist teaching areas sit alongside our state-of-the-art Music suite, high-tech recording studio, performance area and dance studio. The school also has a sports halls, gym, tennis courts, 4G AstroTurf pitch and playing fields with a full size 400m athletics track.
The aim of our Sixth Form is to ensure you are fully equipped with the skills, attributes and qualifications you need to lay the foundations for the rest of your life. We will provide you with the springboard to achieve your ambitions, goals and dreams.
What makes us different?
Joining our community is about more than achieving those top grades for Universities and apprenticeships. It is about standing out from the crowd, trying new experiences and gaining new skills to support you as you move into adulthood.
Our variety of enrichment activities will support you, regardless of your starting point and experience. With over 20 highly regarded clubs run by staff volunteers you will receive true developmental opportunities and take an essential part in our school community.
Our students give back to our community by taking on leadership roles in supporting younger students through paired reading, peer mentoring or music clubs. We are very proud of our student council who take an active role in improving the sixth form experience. Student voice and leadership is an integral and celebrated part of our community. The school celebrates 8 sixth form committees and a strong Head Boy and Girl team.
Our budding lawyers and politicians taking an active part in our debate club demonstrating those all-important communication skills. Future journalists lead on our sixth form newsletter and students who want to escape outside take part in our Duke of Edinburgh Gold, sports clubs and National Citizenship Service. Many students take advantage of the extended project, core maths or the financial studies award, each carrying UCAS points.
Our mental health ambassadors and LGBT+ group have made significant contributions to our school community and we are a gender neutral supporting sixth form. We understand the pressures on students and actively seek to support the mental health of all in our sixth form.
Whatever your future goal there is an enrichment activity suited to your needs and what’s more if you wish to set up your own committee or society you will have our full support.
Those students wishing to apply for medicine, dentistry or veterinary or Oxford and Cambridge will receive an additional hour on their timetable from a dedicated and experienced member of staff. These students benefit from additional trips to Oxford or Cambridge and our extensive alumni of students are keen to come back and share their experiences of these courses.
Academic trips allow you to immerse yourself in the love of that subject. Examples include the Physics trip to CERN, Languages to Dijon, Art and Performing Arts to London, Biology visit Scarborough for essential field work opportunities and Geography explore several areas of the peak district and beyond.
As you prepare to graduate from our Sixth Form, we’ll help to match your skills, abilities and interests to the education, training and employment opportunities that will most suit your ambitions.
Having King Ecgbert and everything we have to offer on your CV truly makes you stand out from the crowd!
The transition from Year 11 to Sixth Form is at the same time one of the most exciting yet one of the most challenging moments in your learning journey so far and we support our students with outstanding academic staff and pastoral care every step of the way.
Our comprehensive programme of expert pastoral care and careers advice will enable you to fully consider your options. You will have the freedom to take more responsibility for your learning and to develop a more independent and rigorous approach to your studies.
Our dedicated supervised study and tutorial programme supports students with study skills and progression to Top Russell Group Universities. This includes support writing CV’s, UCAS applications and yearly ‘home’ and ‘away’ trips to Universities. Our extremely close links with Universities and different discover programmes has enabled many of our students to access courses.
Students that wish to follow an apprenticeship route have specific guidance from experts across the city and receive extra support in interview techniques and writing job applications. Including involvement in our yearly careers fair attended by over 60 employees.
We are extremely proud of our links with the Nuffield research foundation and each year place a number of students on this prestigious work experience at Sheffield University. We support as many of our students to take part in work experience including hospital placements and school opportunities. We value work experience as a true opportunity for students to widen their experiences outside of the school environment.
Our 16 – 19 bursary supports families with low incomes, and individualised dyslexic tutoring support students transition to sixth form.
Subject teachers will challenge and inspire you, while your form tutors will help you to develop good study skills and show you how to manage your time effectively. In addition, they will be on hand to discuss your progress, set meaningful targets and maximise your achievements. Advice and support is available every day from our dedicated caring and experienced pastoral team.
King Ecgbert School is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative through Sport England.
Noticeable alumni who have been supported in this proud tradition are Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Samantha Tierney, Joe Root. TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme allows us to offer specific advice and support to young athletes to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport.
You can be guaranteed that we will take care of your education and your personal development here at KES. So step up to the Sixth Form at King Ecgbert, and we will aspire together and achieve excellence.