The King's School (Chester) A GSG School
- The King's School (Chester)
- Head: Mr Chris Ramsey
- T 01244 689500
- F 01244 689501
- E admissions@kin…schester.co.uk
- W www.kingschester.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cheshire West and Chester
- Pupils: 750
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £12,888 pa
- Open days: Sat 15th October 2016 (Infant/Junior - morning, Senior - afternoon
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The King's Infant and Junior Schools (Chester)
What the Good Schools Guide says..
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...
What the school says...
The King's School (Chester) is a high achieving school with a vibrant atmosphere. Kings 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 including 4 at A/A* and 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. ...Read more
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Music at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
- Best performance by Girls taking Music at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysEmphasis 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...
Since 2007, Mr Chris Ramsey MA (late 40s). Previously head of King's College, Taunton, deputy head at Cranleigh, head of languages at Wellington College. Educated Brighton College and Corpus Christi, Cambridge. Quick thinking, fast talking, intensely communicative in person and via his weekly blog. Rocked the boat initially with his energetic challenge to the status quo, but all seems plain sailing now. Not expecting further squalls from recent big changes to curriculum; ‘we’ve been two and a half years planning for them and by
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 Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|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|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|