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Welcome to

King Henry VIII 3-19 School

We believe in the limitless capacity for everyone to achieve great things

A welcome from

The Headteacher​​​​​​​

Our vision is to provide excellent educational provision for all pupils in this wonderful community, in this fabulous town. We believe that every child should have access to a great education, regardless of background, so that they have real choices in life. We believe that every lesson counts, every pupil matters, and that every pupil should feel valued as an individual. In September 2024 our brand-new state-of-the art buildings will open. 



Mr Jonathan Watson

Our Lower Phase comprises Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.

We do not underestimate the value of this period of learning in the Lower Phase. It provides the gateway for all statements of what matters in the six areas of learning, and provides the crucial firm foundations for pupil lives.

Our Middle Phase comprises Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, and Year 8 pupils.

The phase includes what is often classed as ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ pupils to ensure there is no primary/secondary divide. The phase does not just provide a seamless transition between primary and secondary education but combines these year groups into one phase to remove the need for transition and instead provide a fully joined-up education.

Our Upper Phase comprises Year 9, Year 10, and Year 11 pupils.

The make-up of the phase has been strategically designed to include pupils both preparing for their GCSEs (Year 9) and completing their GCSEs (Years 10-11). As such pupils receive first-class support and guidance.

Our Senior Phase comprises Year 12 and Year 13 pupils.

Pupils can choose from numerous Level 3 qualifications and can take part in a wealth of high-quality enrichment activity.