King's College School (Cambridge) A GSG School
- King's College School (Cambridge)
- Head: Mr Robinson
- T 01223 365814
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.kcs.cambs.sch.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Cambridgeshire
- Pupils: 412
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £11,505 - £14,625; Weekly Boarding (boys) £22,770; Choristers £7,650 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
These children are bright and teaching is excellent, with some well-loved, gregarious characters amongst the staff. The special needs department, one of the first to be set up in the country, is very proactive. ‘The school contacted me very quickly...
What the school says...
King's College School was originally founded to educate the 16 Choristers of the world famous King's College Choir and moved to its present site in West Road in 1878. As well as the Choristers, the School now educates a total of 400 boys and girls aged 4 -13. The children enjoy a rich academic curriculum with many opportunities to excel musically, on the sports field or on stage, and there is a full programme of extra curricular activities. All talent is fostered and encouraged with pastoral care a major strength of the School. ...Read more
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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.
What The Good Schools Guide saysThese children are bright and teaching is excellent, with some well-loved, gregarious characters amongst the staff. The special needs department, one of the first to be set up in the country, is very proactive. ‘The school contacted me very quickly when my daughter started to struggle with her maths. She was offered extra help immediately, which was excellent.’
Since 1998, Nicholas Robinson (50s). Studied English at Anglia Ruskin; PGCE in maths at Goldsmiths. Always knew he wanted to teach after spending a gap year at a Suffolk prep school and getting the bug. Five years at Eltham College where he set up an orchestra; headhunted by Worth School in Sussex as a housemaster at 29. Came to King’s as head. A bachelor, immaculately turned out with a quiet wit. Sings with the chapel choir twice a...
Special Education Needs
The Learning Support Centre (formerly the Dyslexia Centre) has approximately 40 pupils who attend the Centre on a daily or weekly basis. Some pupils receive help in groups of 2 or 3 but most have individual tuition if it is thought that they can take part in the full curriculum. Teaching programmes are highly effective in boosting reading, writing, spelling and study skills. Careful attention is given to helping children's self-esteem. The Learning Support Centre works closely with teaching staff, parents and outside specialists to achieve the best possible progress with the children.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||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||Y|
|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|