King Edward VI Grammar School (Chelmsford)King Edward VI Grammar School
, or KEGS
, is a British grammar school
located in the town
, roughly in the middle of the county of Essex
. It takes boys from the ages of 11 ("Year 7") to 18 ("Year 13"), although it becomes mixed in the sixth form
("Year 12" and "Year 13").
It was one of many grammar schools founded by King Edward VI, and its origin resulted from a royal warrant dated March 24, 1551. The school was moved to its present site in Broomfield Road in 1892.
Anthony Tuckwell, headmaster of KEGS from 1984 to 1999, is the author of a history of the school, entitled, 'That honourable and gentlemanlike House', a history of King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, 1551-2001.
As of 2003, the present headmaster is Dr. Michael Walker, who succeeded Mr. Tuckwell in 1999, having taught history at the school since 1989.
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