King’s greatly values its relationship with parents, from the first exploratory contact with the School, throughout their sons and daughters school career, and often beyond.
This website will tell you much of what King’s has to offer, but it is no substitute for coming to see for yourself. A personal visit, where you will be able to speak with members of staff and with pupils, will help you to appreciate the unique character of King’s. Prospective pupils and parents are warmly encouraged to visit. There are two ways to do this:
This is a group visit and is a good way to see the School for the first time. We hold one Open Morning per term when you will be shown around the School by a 6th Form pupil, and the Headmaster will give a talk on his aims and ethos of the School. You will also have the opportunity to meet many other members of staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Sign up for our next Open Morning (Saturday 6th May 9:30am) here.
An individual family visit will give you the opportunity to look around the School with a pupil and to meet senior staff who can answer all your specific academic and pastoral questions. During your visit you will meet with the Headmaster as well as a Housemaster/Housemistress who will show you around their boarding houses. If there are other members of staff whom you wish to see (such as the Director of Sport, Director of Music or Head of Learning Support) please ask when you make the appointment.
Registration reserves a place at King’s for your son or daughter. To register, please complete a registration form (this can be found inside the prospectus or requested from the Registrar) and return it with the £100 registration fee. Reports and Predicted Grades In the October prior to your child’s expected entry to King’s or after registration if this is later, King’s will request a report from their current school, to include predicted results in their public exams if applicable (such as Common Entrance or GCSE). The report forms part of the process for making formal offers of places.
Candidates for 3rd Form (Year 9) and academic scholarship candidates (3rd Form and 6th Form) sit entrance examinations. Scholarship examinations are usually taken at King’s. Please see Scholarship and Awards page on this website for more details. Candidates for 4th and 6th Form entry (Years 10 and 12) do not usually sit entrance examinations and offers are based on the school reports, GCSE grades or equivalent (for Year 12 entry) and where possible an informal interview with the Headmaster. Please see the Admissions Policy page of the website for more details.
Formal offers are made in writing on the basis of school reports and are accompanied by a copy of the Parent/School Contract. We ask you to complete the contract acceptance form and return it to us with the acceptance deposit (details on the fees page of the website). This guarantees the place. Prior to starting at King’s you will receive a New Pupil Pack which contains all the information you need for the start of term. Where a conditional offer is made, those conditions have to be met before the place is finally guaranteed.
Parents are welcome to advise us of their preference for a boarding house and where possible, preferences will be taken into account. Parents are welcome to revisit the school if they wish to see more boarding houses. There are three girls’ and four boys’ houses. All day pupils belong to one of the “boarding” houses and will have their own desk in the house. Once your child is registered and allocated a boarding house you may prefer to contact the Housemaster or Housemistress.