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King William's College

King William's College

Castletown, IM9 1TP, UK

+44 (0)1624 820110



King William's College
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1833
Status Private
Principal Mr Joss Buchanan
Date Appointed January 2017
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 363
Day fees per annum £18,250 - £23,250
Boarding fees per annum £29,250 - £34,250
Average Class Size 10-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Alasdair Ulyett
Associations HMC,AGBISIBO, BSA

King William's College opened in 1833. The School is situated approximately 200 metres from the beach in over 37 acres of grounds. The Isle of Man is a beautiful, healthy and safe location for young people to grow and study in.

The College is distinctive in that it is one of the few UK schools where every student in the Sixth Form studies for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The IB philosophy - particularly its emphasis on skills and its focus on internationalism - is central to our approach and we are one of the largest and most experienced IB schools in the British Isles.

Our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff, combined with small class sizes, ensures that all pupils are inspired and given the individual support they need to achieve success. The School has always been relatively small, around 400, and that means each student gets the encouragement and support they need. As such, our academic results are consistently strong and our students go to top universities in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Around 30% of students board. There are two boarding houses on campus, one for the boys and one for the girls. The boarders take advantage of the busy activity programmes on offer from sport to paintballing! Students travel from all over the world to study in such a beautiful environment and they foster friendships that last a lifetime.

The pupils follow a broad curriculum of sporting activities, competing in the major sports against the other Island schools, but also travelling to the UK for off-Island fixtures. Every three years, the senior rugby and hockey teams embark on an impressive world sports tour during the summer months. The College also has its own Golf Academy and rock climbing and sailing are also on offer along with a wide variety of other extra-curricular activities.

Drama and Music thrive at King William’s College and pupils are given the opportunity to perform at many events and School productions. There are workshops throughout the year and students are also encouraged to participate in Island-wide competitions.

We are a non-selective school, but entry is dependent on good school reports and an interview process.

The underlying philosophy behind the IB is fundamental to the education we provide and, without question, so is the Island. A beautiful, safe environment in which to go to school.

An Island Education for a Global Future.