King Edward’s was granted its charter as a grammar school in 1552, flourishing through the years to eventually become a sixth form college in 1976. Continued success has led to a gradual growth in student numbers so today the college has approximately 1,600 talented and hard working students representing a vibrant mix of cultures and interests from within the local area, united in their ambition to realise their potential. The college offers over 40 A levels taught by a team of 100 plus specialist tutors and assisted by a wealth of expert support staff. Alongside their academic studies all students follow an enrichment programme designed to broaden their horizons through activities from scuba diving to salsa dancing, develop their people skills through programmes such as Sports Leadership award and Duke of Edinburgh, and improve their career prospects through work experience.