King Edmund School

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The King Edmund school
Native name KES
Motto 'Everyone had a right to feel confident'
Head teacher Mr J Osborn
Deputy head teachers Mr P Evans, Mr M Haynes, Mr Touchy Feeley
Chair of governors Mrs P Thorn
Location Vaughan close
Staff 250 (approx)
Gender Any and either
Ages 11–19
Houses Romans, Saxons, Vikings

The King Edmund School is an academy school in Rochford, Essex. The school has specialisms in Business and Enterprise and Applied Learning.[1][2] King Edmund School is known by its students as 'A shithole'. It teaches a large variety of subjects- catering, humanities, social sciences, law, English etc. In the sixth form there are 12 forms mixed with year 12's and 13's. The schools network is called 'KESNET'.


Established in 1961, the King Edmund school was formed by the merging of the Wakering secondary school, and the Rochford secondary school located at the schools current site.


In the academic year 2014/2015; 52% of students achieved five GCSE grades at A* to C, 67% of A level students achieved three A level grades of A* to E.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Mike Penning - MP for Hemel Hempstead


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Coordinates: 51°35′47″N 0°42′03″E / 51.5963°N 0.7009°E / 51.5963; 0.7009