King's Rochester A GSG School
- King's Rochester
- Head: Mr J Walker
- T 01634 888590
- F 01634 888505
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.kings-rochester.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Medway
- Pupils: 482
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £9,570 - £18,210; Boarding £20,580 - £29,580 pa
- Open days: October, March and May with open events for targetted age groups in between.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: King’s Rochester Prep and Pre-Prep
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Caters for a wide range of academic ability from ‘Oxbridge to average’ and will run an A level class for as few as three pupils. Impressive music and the chapel is Rochester Cathedral - all are expected to come to the services in the cathedral but do not have to participate. A tangible sense of community where everyone knows each other well...
What the school says...
Kings has so much to offer. 2014 A Level results saw over 50% A* -B and, at GCSE, the number of A* rose for the third consecutive year. Such results regularly put us ahead of local grammar schools even though we admit a much broader range of pupils. Most pupils go on to Russell Group universities, but we also have pupils at the Royal College of Music and leading Art Schools. We pride ourselves on helping our pupils get onto the right course for them at the right place.
Our size brings many advantages. Pupils are taught in small classes and that means plenty of individual attention and the opportunity for each child to take part in all the school has to offer. Pupils have access to a really broad range of experiences and, thus, the opportunity to find their particular strengths and interests.
Each of the three schools is small enough for each pupil to matter while being part of the wider foundation means access to the bigger and better facilities of a larger school. The sense of being part of 1,400 years of history gives a great sense of heritage and our daily use of the beautiful Rochester Cathedral is a great privilege. Being co-educational all the way through and being on the edge of the town centre enables our pupils to have a blend of safety and preparation for adult life. We have a very strong musical heritage which includes educating the Cathedral choristers and many pupils are heavily involved in the musical life of the school through orchestras, bands and choirs. We are also very strong at languages, offering French, German, Russian, Latin and Greek to A Level.
Predominantly a day school, 10% of our pupils are boarders which means we have a boarding school ethos and can offer appropriate levels of wrap around care both before and after the school day for all age ranges. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Principal of King's Rochester and head of the senior school
Since September 2012, Mr Jeremy Walker MA (Oxon) (40s). Previously head of sixth form and senior manager at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire. Educated at Sherborne School and read theology at Oxford before taking an MA in educational leadership and management at the Institute of Education, University of London. Started his career at Bishop Stopford School, a state secondary in Kettering, and became head of department after a year. Then moved to Ardingly, where he was head of religious studies and of theory of knowledge, and housemaster. He does not have time to teach here but is involved with Oxbridge preparation and interview technique and lateral thinking skills. His main objectives have been to improve academic performance, sports and careers and he has already negotiated the acquisition...
Special Education Needs
King's School is co-educational with selective entry and a wide range of ability. It is the School's avowed aim to satisfy the educational needs of all the children on the roll, regardless of ability. As part of this responsibility, we seek to identify children with special needs and to make suitable provision for them. 09-09
|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|