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Curriculum is both deep and broad, allowing students to grow intellectually in every direction. The articulate, poised and likeable students we spoke to confirmed that the school did not encourage a results culture – ‘People bounce off each other, because they ask interesting questions.' ‘Amazing!  There’s so much to say – where do I start?’ cried one sixth former, when asked about the drama. Regular productions include big musicals such as West Side Story and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale...

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Entrance criteria for King's College School (Wimbledon) is as follows: 13+ - need to be registered three years before entry. Sit pre-test two and a half years before CE. (English, Maths, Reasoning) plus report from current Head. About half then interviewed. Offers made for school are conditional on achieving 65% at CE. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Logic / Philosophy at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Logic / Philosophy at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Psychology at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Psychology at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Classics (General) at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Visual Arts at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Italian at an English Independent School (GCSE)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2008, Andrew Halls MA (50s), previously head of Magdalen College School, Oxford, prior to which he was deputy at Trinity in Croydon and head of English at Bristol Grammar School. His father was head of a grammar school, but he himself came up through the comprehensive school route, something which has very much shaped him as an educator – ‘I’ve always been keen to reduce the dislocation between the state and the independent sector.’ Read English at Cambridge, where he achieved a double first, and went straight into teaching because he loved his subject and was (and still is) fascinated by education. Married to Veronique, a French teacher, with two grown up daughters. Interests include reading, theatre, running – and anything to do with schools. Regularly writes for the Sunday Times, and his...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

The School has a learning support unit (Learning Enrichment) which provides support to all boys in both the Junior and Senior Schools, in and out of class, with specialist teachers. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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