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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 Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1833
Status Private
Principal Mr Damian Henderson
Date Appointed September 2023
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 340
Day fees per annum £21,050 - £27,750 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £36,050 - £42,750 per annum
Average Class Size 15
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Alasdair Ulyett
Associations AGBIS, BSA, HMC, ISC, IB

The College is set in superb countryside on the edge of Castletown Bay in an area of diverse and beautiful scenery. Approximately 25% of our students board, with half of the boarders coming from the Island and the rest from a wide variety of countries around the world. We are non-selective, but through the dedication of our staff, the structure of support for each individual and the work ethic of the students, we achieve excellent results. Our students go to top universities in the UK, Europe and the USA.

The Isle of Man is a beautiful environment in which to live, giving students the freedom to explore and take advantage of the fresh air, open countryside and beaches, away from the hustle and bustle and pollution of a busy city. The Island is easy to get to with air links from the major airports in the UK and Ireland.

We are one of the few British schools where students in the Sixth Form can study 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 pupils follow a broad curriculum of sporting activities, competing in the major sports against UK and Island schools. Every three years, the senior rugby and hockey teams embark on a world sports tour during the summer months. We have golf, paddle boarding and sailing on offer, along with a wide variety of other extracurricular activities.

Drama and Music thrive and pupils are given the opportunity to perform at many events and productions. There are workshops throughout the year and students are also encouraged to participate in competitions.