Whilst this is predominantly a boarding school (over 65 per cent fully board), King’s prides itself on its inclusion of day pupils. There is no day house, every boarding house has a percentage of day pupils, and each of these can stay – at no extra charge – for one night a week and flexi boarding options are impressively bendy. One local parent enthuses, "Whilst both of our sons are day pupils, they choose to stay at school for all their meals, to do prep, sports clubs etc. It is so inclusive that they almost seem boarders in everything but name."
Boarding is part of our DNA. Our boarders come from far and wide, which makes for a varied and vibrant community within the houses.
Boarding houses are tight knit across year groups. A parent commented, "They are literally her other family." Inter-house competition is healthy and fun with no one house coming out consistently as top dog. There are seven different boarding houses (three for girls and four for boys). A Houseparent and army of live-in assistants run the house while senior pupils hold vital mentoring roles in looking after younger members of the house.
The life of the school is enhanced by the life of the houses, where taking part in the various house events gives every pupil the opportunity to experience similar challenges.