King Edward VI Aston School
Headteacher: Mr Colin Parker
Motto: Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)
History: Founded in 1883, as a co-educational school, King Edward VI Aston became a boys’ school in 1911 when the girls’ school was moved to a site in Handsworth. Of all the King Edward VI schools, King Edward VI Aston is the only one which still occupies the site on which it was built. In fact, some of the buildings are still in use today. Most incredibly, in more than 125 years, King Edward VI Aston has only had 8 headmasters.
Facilities: As well as the aforementioned historic surroundings, bound to inspire the pupils, there are also modern buildings. The most recent extension was the Watcyn Thomas Wing, named after a former Welsh Rugby international and teacher at the school. It now contains four new laboratories, teachings kitchen and other state of the art facilities.
Sport: Rugby is the main sport for pupils to take part in. They also play hockey in the winter and athletics and cricket in the summer. They also go on tours to other countries with sports. There is also a yearly trip to Ogwen Cottage, Snowdonia for a one week residential with activities like rock climbing, orienteering and kayaking.
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