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King's College School

King's College School

Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT, UK

020 8255 5300



King's College School
School type Boys' Day Preparatory & Senior, Co-ed Sixth Form
Founded 1829
Status Private
Head Dr Anne Cotton
Date Appointed September 2021
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 16-18 years
Boys Age Range 7-18 years
Number of pupils 1,478
Number of Junior School pupils 284
Number of Senior School pupils 1,195
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator David Cass
Associations HMC, ISC, IB

King's College School prides itself on being a forward-thinking and innovative school, offering outstanding academic and pastoral provision for boys aged 7-18 and for girls aged 16-18.

King's has retained its place in the Sunday Times 2022 Parent Power tables as the top boys' or coeducational school in the UK for the fifth consecutive year. Set opposite the beautiful Wimbledon Common, it is located in one of the most attractive and peaceful parts of London. The school campus has recently undergone significant renovation as part of a £50m master plan, and it boasts a wealth of incredible sporting, musical and drama facilities. Founded in 1829 by royal charter, today the school has almost 1500 pupils and is one of the most academically successful schools in the world, teaching both the International Baccalaureate and A level in the sixth form. The school puts its success down to teachers that love their subject and pupils who care as much about the success and happiness of their friends as themselves.

The curriculum is designed to offer a broad range of options and the quality of teaching is excellent. Lessons are fun, exhilarating, and purposeful, creating the best possible foundation for the future. We prepare sixth formers for both the IB and A Levels. In the last six years, over 250 leavers have won places to study at Oxford or Cambridge.

The approach at all levels is to encourage pupils to look beyond the academic curriculum and King's is renowned for its co-curricular programme. A huge variety of sporting, drama, musical and other activities is offered throughout the school week, including the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. To enable so much to occur, Friday afternoons for year 9 and above are made over entirely to these and other activities. One of the defining features of King's is the dynamic and successful community partnerships programme which involves almost 400 pupils each year and consists of mutually valued partnerships with state-maintained primary and secondary schools and other organisations.

Outstanding pastoral care is central to the school’s success. King's offers a programme of PSHE that equips pupils with the skills and knowledge to understand their place in the modern world, and all pupils are placed in a House, form and cross-year tutor group. Tutors remain with pupils throughout their time at school. Sixth form pupils, the school's chaplain, the school counsellors, the learning enrichment department and equality, diversity and inclusivity mentors also support pupils throughout their time at King's.

Financial assistance of up to 100% of tuition fees (inclusive of scholarships) and up to 100% of other costs (for the expense of daily school lunch, transport, uniform, relevant trips and so forth) is available.