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King's College School, Wimbledon

King's College School, Wimbledon

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

020 8255 5300



King's College School, Wimbledon
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 1,474
Number of Junior School 283
Number of Senior School 1,191
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator David Cass
Associations HMC, ISC, IB

King's College School, Wimbledon is a friendly, kind, inclusive and purposeful community where pupils' enthusiasm and creativity shine in every corner of the school. Founded by Royal Charter in 1829, as part of the university of King's College London, intellectual endeavour and a progressive spirit have always been at the heart of life at King's. While pupils' exceptional success in public examinations makes King's one of the world's leading schools, a true King's education is so much more. The school motto, 'sancte et sapienter' (with holiness and with wisdom), encapsulates the importance we place on both the mind and the spirit of the whole person. King's prepares pupils to forge their own path with the confidence and heart of our lion, guided by their learning and strong values. We want them to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives in the world beyond school.

King's has been offering the IB Diploma for more than 20 years. In 2023 our pupils' average point score was 41 and 61% of all HL subjects were awarded the top grade 7. Seven pupils achieved the maximum of 45 points, placing them in the top 0.5% of UK-based IB pupils. In the last eight years, nearly 350 leavers have won places to study at Oxford or Cambridge.

Outstanding pastoral care is central to the school's success. All pupils are placed in a House, form and cross-year tutor group. Tutors remain with pupils throughout their time at school and pupils are also supported by our counsellors, chaplain, the learning enrichment department and equality, diversity and inclusivity mentors.

King's is renowned for its co-curricular programme; the importance we attach to this dimension of a pupil's education is recognised by the dedication of an entire afternoon's timetable on Friday to the range of over 150 activities. Alongside this programme, a huge variety of sporting, drama, musical and other activities are offered throughout the school week including the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Our community projects are the most popular co-curricular activity, with over 400 of our pupils and teachers volunteering to work in their community.

Places for girls and boys are available for entry into our co-educational sixth form via entrance tests. Academic, music, sport, drama and art scholarships are available, and King's is keen to provide financial support to families whose only barrier to joining the school is the cost of fees. We offer free (100% bursaries) and subsidised places (partial bursaries).