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The King's School

The King's School Founded 1545

Achievement for All

Academic Philosophy

At The King’s School we endeavour to serve the local community by developing a learning environment based on high expectations, shared goals and strong partnerships. We encourage all members to develop their full potential in a caring environment where opinions are valued and achievement is celebrated.

At The King’s School we seek to offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced and appropriate to all students irrespective of gender, ethnicity, belief, levels of ability or disability and social, cultural or economic background.

Our curriculum includes all the timetabled lessons together with various extra-curricular activities that are organised to enrich each student’s experience. It also includes the hidden curriculum: what the children learn from the way that they are treated and expected to behave.

Our curriculum intent:

  • to provide opportunities for all students to learn and achieve;
  • to provide students with the opportunities to become successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve;
  • to promote students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
  • to prepare all students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life;
  • to be differentiated and personalised to the needs of all individual students;
  • to provide students with genuinely memorable lifelong experiences;
  • to provide students with as broad and balanced an educational experience as possible for as long as possible;
  • to reflect the overarching aim of inclusion;
  • to provide all students with the opportunity to master key skills and content relevant to their key stage;
  • to promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

During the course of the academic year, student progress is tracked and monitored regularly and in a timely manner. These will form interim progress reports for every student, every term. These provide information on students’ commitment to learning, behaviour and homework.  At the end of each year, a summative grade will be reported.

In Years 7-10, tutors write a report once a year which will be detailed and substantial, including comments about academic progress, personal qualities and involvement in the tutor group, contributions to House and extra-curricular activities and strategies for further development if relevant.

Year 12 and 13 students receive a written report from each of their subject teacher which will include comments on knowledge, understanding, subject specific skills, attitude to work, attendance and punctuality.

Further details of our curriculum can be found in our Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting, Homework, Literacy and Numeracy Policy.