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A close knit community, ‘it’s got everything, the spiritual dimension from the cathedral and a sense of beauty and history’. Former pupil Michael Morpurgo said, ‘King’s is like a university designed for younger people.’ Astonishingly busy day, one of the...

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Headmaster Peter Roberts writes

At the heart of a Kings education is the dual pursuit of academic and extra-curricular excellence. The self-discipline, intellect and wide-ranging interests that such a pursuit engenders are highly prized in our modern global society. The quality of the teaching and the breadth of the activities outside the classroom mean that the lessons learnt and the skills acquired stay with the pupil for life.

I would identify as an essential feature of this process, the way that it does not matter if your passion is sport, music, acting or chess (to make a random selection of the plethora of opportunities for young people at Kings). All pupils also share the importance of working hard towards academic excellence.

That all this takes place in such a beautiful and historic context with the support and guidance of a talented and dedicated staff explains why I am so proud and enthusiastic about leading this fine school.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Independent School (GCE A level)





What The Good Schools Guide says

A close knit community, ‘it’s got everything, the spiritual dimension from the cathedral and a sense of beauty and history’. Former pupil Michael Morpurgo said, ‘King’s is like a university designed for younger people.’ Astonishingly busy day, one of the first lessons the children learn is how to plan their time, but ...


Since 2011, Mr Peter Roberts MA PGCE (50s), previously head of Bradfield College for eight years. He was educated at Tiffin Boys and read history at Merton College, Oxford where he got a first, followed by a PGCE at London Institute of Education. Started teaching career at Winchester as head of history, then also as master in college. Always immaculately dressed – ‘sometimes a ‘vision in tweed and sometimes besuited’. He is super brainy and regarded as ‘quirky and eccentric but with a...

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Special Education Needs

The school caters very well for those with mild levels of learning difficulty but it is not in a position to provide continuous extra teaching for those with significant difficulties. Specialist teachers work with individuals on a one to one basis.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
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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