The King’s School is a happy and successful 11-16 school where all students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We treat students with respect and give them a fighting chance in life by providing them all with equality of opportunity and making sure all barriers to learning are removed wherever possible.

We're very proud of our school: in June 2017 The King’s School was judged as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted. As a highly experienced senior leader with a proven track record of raising standards considerably in different schools I became Head of School in September 2017, and we're now embarking on our journey towards 'outstanding'.

King’s has taken positive steps towards achieving its aim of becoming outstanding this summer: we achieved record-breaking examination results, and students are now achieving around a quarter of a grade better than their peers nationally. Strong grades are being achieved across the curriculum including in the core subjects of Science, English and Maths – highlights include 25% of all students achieving English grades 7-9 (A-A*), and Maths also increasing its high grades by 5%. Considering the increased academic challenge of the new GCSE exams, these very good results are doubly pleasing. 

We combine high expectations and high standards in all aspects of school life with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. We expect the highest standard of behaviour, offer a more traditional personalised curriculum, and we're very proud of our extensive extracurricular programme. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning, and to encourage all students to be respectful, determined, hard-working, confident and ambitious. We want every student to leave The King’s School able to live a life full of opportunity and choice.

Our ethos is summarised by the words 'Aim High; Work Hard; Achieve Excellence', while embracing our Trust mantra of 'Culture + Consistency = Excellence'. We take great pride in the high standards achieved by our students. They leave us as happy, well-qualified, confident and well-motivated young adults who go on to excel in local sixth-forms, colleges, universities and the wider world.

We're always delighted to meet parents or members of the community, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to visit.

Elaine Briggs
Head of School