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The King's School

The King's School Founded 1545

Achievement for All

Mr R Gammon

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to The King’s School and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope that you find the information useful and it gives you an insight into our very special school community.  The King’s School is an 11-18 comprehensive school with approximately 1110 students of which 185 are in the Sixth Form. It has a long and proud history that ca...

  • Achievement for All
  • Passion for Learning
  • Understood, Nurtured, Safe and Happy
  • Memorable and Profound Experiences
  • Joining Our Community
  • Leaders of the Future
  • The school’s commitment to ‘Achievement for All’ makes King’s a cohesive and inclusive community in which every child has the opportunity to flourish. We recognise that every child is unique and precious. We see it as our responsibility to unlock the potential in our students. This means giving them experiences within and beyond the taught curriculum that allow them to develop into confident and articulate young people.

  • At The King’s School we are passionate about learning. The curriculum experiences are deliberately designed to give space for students to be inspired and develop inquisitive minds and the school’s highly encouraging and aspirational environment enables students to flourish and make great progress. The quality of teaching is outstanding.

  • We put a great emphasis on pastoral care in order that every one of our students should feel understood, nurtured, safe and happy. Our culture of encouraging and supporting students to reach their potential is a particular strength of the school. The school’s pastoral systems provide excellent care, guidance and support so that when a student does face a challenge, they know that there is always someone there to help.

  • Students experience many memorable and profound moments within the classroom, however we also celebrate learning that takes place outside the classroom and believe that every experience should add value to a student’s education. We place enrichment opportunities at the heart of school life.

  • We recognise that making a successful transition between schools is critical for students and their families. At King’s we really invest in this process and our students join the school ready to learn and take advantage of the new opportunities available to them. Our Year 7 transition programme starts from a very early age as we work closely with our local primary schools to provide experiences for students that help them to learn and feel comfortable in our school community.

  • Education is vital in providing students with the skills and qualifications they need for a fulfilling and successful future. Our young people develop key employability skills across the curriculum, which they will rely on in later life, such as teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills, organisational skills, problem solving and using their initiative. All these transferable skills will support students as they develop as leaders of the future in their chosen fields. We believe the character, life skills and confidence to be gained from this approach are beyond measure in terms of their real-life application.