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Meningitis Advice

Please note this is the time of year when meningitis becomes more 'high risk' for the 16-19 age group. It can be fatal if not spotted and treated quickly. You / Your Parent(s) / Carers/Guardian(s) MUST inform college asap if you or someone you know is diagnosed with meningitis.

Common symptoms can include
(i) fever / vomiting
(ii) stiff neck
(iii) sensitivity to bright lights
(iv) cold hands / shivering and
(v) muscle pain.

There are many other symptoms you should also be aware of.

Jenny's story tells how, as a 1st year student she awoke with neck aches but carried on to lectures. She collapsed in the afternoon and was in a coma by the time she reached hospital. Click her link to find out what happened.

The meningitis website provides more information for students to read. If you don't know the symptoms you cannot properly protect yourself.

4 February 2009


King Ed’s starts the new year on a high

King Edward VI College has once more been listed as an outstanding college by Ofsted. The Chief Inspector’s Annual Report identified the college, in Stourbridge, as the only outstanding post-16 provider in the Black Country in 2007/8 and one of only three outstanding colleges in the West Midlands. Principal Sharon Phillips expressed her delight at the honour, stating that “Ofsted have recognised that we give students an outstanding all-round education as well as superb results”. This latest accolade for the college comes shortly after the release of its DVD “An outstanding student experience”, now available to view on the Association of Colleges website or on the front page of the college website.

16 January 2009


Another success for King Ed's

King Edward VI College has been named as one of the top colleges in the country after another outstanding performance in the league tables. The Stourbridge sixth form college topped the Dudley league tables with an amazing 1047.1 points per student, in comparison with an average of 733.1 for the borough as a whole. King Ed’s is now included in The Times’ list of the top state sector schools and colleges in the country. Principal Sharon Phillips expressed her delight at the news: “earlier this week we learnt that over 20 of our students have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge, so this has been a fantastic week for the college. The most important thing for me is that students from all backgrounds can come to King Ed’s and achieve remarkable successes”. Before Christmas the college received the official designation of “outstanding” from Ofsted.

16 January 2009


Inspectors rate King Ed’s No.1

An Ofsted inspection team has awarded King Edward VI College, Stourbridge the highest grades possible across 5 key headline areas following 2 days of scrutiny at the beginning of February 2008.

The high performing college achieved an outstanding grade 1 for Effectiveness of Provision, Capacity to Improve, Achievement and Standards, Quality of Provision and Leadership and Management.

The inspectors heaped praise on the college for the progress students make during their 2 year programmes and stated that this was the result of exceptional teaching, learning, guidance and support.

The breadth of educational provision and the ability to stimulate young minds were considered key components in King Ed’s consistent success. Inspectors also highlighted the outstanding support offered to students with disabilities and with learning difficulties.

Commenting on the publication of the report, college Principal Sharon Phillips said, “This outstanding report is an accolade to the efforts staff make to ensure that every student at King Ed’s achieves to their full potential. This is one of the very best colleges in the whole country to study for A Levels”.

King Edward VI College has been one of the best sixth form colleges in the country for over 10 years and tops the college league tables for student success.

Read the full Ofsted Inspection Report