Aims & Ethos
Our aim is to anchor a 21st century education within the illustrious history of the oldest school in the country, dating from 597 AD.
The late Lord Pilkington, one of our most distinguished Headmasters, described a King’s education as resting on the simultaneous pursuit of academic and co-curricular excellence.
Our philosophy behind the pursuit of academic excellence is that talented pupils are stretched but not stressed by enlightened and stimulating teaching. The Lower and Middle School curriculum combine a broad sweep of both the arts and the sciences which nurture a careful training of the mind. The vibrant and intellectually exciting Sixth Form provides the ideal springboard for strong applications to Oxbridge, Russell Group, and other top UK and US universities. The King’s spirit gains its momentum and release through the equal weight attached to co-curricular activities. King’s possesses the knack of developing individual passions that often become lifelong pursuits: sporting, musical, and artistic opportunities abound for every pupil.