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  • The King's School (Worcester)
    5 College Green
    Worcester
    WR1 2LL
  • Head: Mr Armstrong
  • T 01905 721700
  • F 01905 721710
  • E info@ksw.org.uk
  • W www.ksw.org.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Worcestershire
  • Pupils: 951
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £13,080 pa
  • Open days: October; Sixth Form November
  • Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

It has taken the new head a bit of time to get everyone on board, but now they are. He wants to make it the school that people move out of the south east for and we think he will...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11, 12 & 13+: Maths, English & VR. 16: Minimum of 8 grades (6 Bs & 2 Cs) at GCSE, entry test and interview.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

Other features

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

It has taken the new head a bit of time to get everyone on board, but now they are. He wants to make it the school that people move out of the south east for and we think he will do it. The environment and pupils can’t help but charm, and there is a sense of revving up to take on the national big names in independent education. It is becoming the go-to school for ambitious teachers...

Headmaster

Since September 2014, Mathew Armstrong MA PGCE. He has degrees from Oxford in modern and medieval languages and from Birkbeck College, London in Renaissance studies and English literature. He taught at Winchester and spent 11 years at Charterhouse, where he was assistant head. He had previously been a business analyst for McKinsey and Co, where his wife still

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Special Education Needs

The school takes seriously the importance of catering for pupils who have identified special needs. There is a new Learning Skills department run by a trained expert assisted by another specialist. All pupils are screened on entry. The department works very closely with partoral staff and helps to monitor and interpret academic progress. Pupils are rarely withdrawn from lessons but receive extra help from trained staff in a variety of ways during lunchtimes or after school. The school also has a Special Needs Coordinator who is a member of the English staff and liaises with teaching staff. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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