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King's College and King's Hall provide continuous day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years

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Space to Breathe

"King’s is a big piece of rural hidden in the middle of town, full of wonderful spaces to breathe". 

One of the most important (and stressful) tasks of any parent is choosing the right school for your child. It isn’t just a question of admiring the buildings or asking about exams – childhood is about more than that. At King’s, pupils have the space to breathe, discover their passions and develop into well-rounded, happy young adults.

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The King's Journey

Continuous day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years.

Pre-Prep

Pre-Prep

Ages 2-7

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Prep

Ages 7-13

Senior

Senior

Ages 13-16

Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Ages 16-18

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Our Headmasters

Mr JTSC Chippendale BSc

Mr JTSC Chippendale BSc

Headmaster, King's Hall

"On my first visit to King’s Hall, I was struck by the tangible warmth and friendliness of children, staff, and parents. The school hums with life and laughter as the children and teachers apply themselves with great energy to create a wonderful environment for learning. Children benefit from a genuinely rounded education where each individual is encouraged to fulfill their own potential, not only academically, but also to take advantage of the plentiful opportunities presented to them."

Mr RR Biggs MA BSc

Headmaster, King's College

"I hope our website will convey a sense of the spirit of this wonderful school. I hope, too, that it convinces you to come and see us. It is a tremendous privilege to lead this school. This is a unique place, with a distinctively friendly, happy, busy atmosphere which you will notice immediately when you visit. Do please come and have a look for yourself - you will be most welcome. I look forward to meeting you soon."

Mr RR Biggs MA BSc
 

Joining King's at 11

When it comes to the move to ‘big school’ at age 11, many parents assume that the best choice is to progress straight to a senior school that has an 11+ intake and runs all the way to age 16 or 18.

In our two-site model, pupils joining at 11 begin in the more intimate atmosphere of King’s Hall School, where they find their feet before moving at 13 to our senior school, King’s College.

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Joining King's at 13

For those joining us at 13, we hold a number of events ahead of Michaelmas Term, to help pupils get to know the school a little better, to help them prepare for the term ahead, and to enable them to make new friends and meet their houseparents and tutors.

In the first few days of the new school term, each new pupil has a buddy and a tutor, both of whom will be there to help them find their feet as they navigate through the two-week induction process.

In the Third Form all pupils take a wide range of subjects, including design technology, music, drama and PE. All pupils are offered the option of a second foreign language (German or Spanish), and it is also possible to take Latin. 

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Joining King's at 16

Many pupils decide to join King's at 16. Sixth Form years can be the most exciting period in a person’s education. Pupils study subjects of their choice, and they study these subjects to a greater depth. They can follow their own lines of thought while working closely with teachers and peers. There is no other time when there is so much potential for being influenced by new ideas. Often pupils arrive with one career in mind and leave with a completely different plan, having been inspired by an experience or a person at school.

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