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Emphasis on integrity and honesty so, for example, under 13s who give false dates of birth to start a Facebook page are asked by school ‘what does that say about you as a human being and is that the sort of human being you want to be? Their Facebook pages usually...

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The King's School (Chester) is a high achieving school with a vibrant atmosphere. King’s students are articulate, confident and valued by the top universities. Our students are phenomenally successful, with virtually all going to university. The extra- curricular offering is extensive with 140 activities from Passion4 Poetry Club to 'isms club and we offer over 26 different sports!

Entrance assessment to The King's School (Chester) at age 4 consists of play-based assessments, At age 7 consists of: Arithmetic, Written English, Reading & Reasoning. At ages 8-10: English, Arithmetic & Reasoning. At age 11: Maths, English, verbal and non-verbal papers and a short interview. Sixth-form entry (aged16): 7 A*- Bs at GCSE with A*- A in subjects to be studied and interview. Some past papers can be downloaded from the school website. Financial considerations should not deter you from applying as some bursaries are available for Senior and Sixth Form study. Several academic scholarships are also available.

Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Independent School for Boys taking Psychology (GCSE Short Course)
  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English School for Girls taking Psychology (GCSE Short Course)

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Special Education Needs

The King's School currently has 50 pupils on its SEN register. The majority of these have mild dyslexia, and a few have Irlen syndrome, mild dyspraxia or Asperger Syndrome. There is one visually impaired student with a statement, but he participates fully in school life with some help from a learning support assistant. In both the Junior School and the first two years of the Senior School, a basic screening programme takes place in September each year. This helps to identify particular learning needs and enables teachers to pick up on students whose progress has stalled and for whom there might be an underlying difficulty. Further diagnostic testing may then take place to provide a broader picture of strengths and weaknesses. Within the Junior School, a small number of children may receive one-to-one support, and there is in-class support for a number of lessons. In the Senior School, learning support is available from the SENCO for identified pupils, but there is an expectation that all pupils with SpLD will want to, and be able to, follow a full curriculum, with reasonable adjustments being made in the context of classroom teaching. A Sixth Mentoring scheme is in place where the older pupils are available to support younger students with learning needs. Our SEN students frequently achieve excellent results both academically and in a wide range of extra curricular activities. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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