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A great sense of history here with the buildings clustered round the cathedral and next to the Norman castle; Charles II spent his first night in England at Restoration House on his return in 1660 and Queen Elizabeth I is rumoured to have stayed at Satis House.  Will run an A level class for as few as three pupils and ‘will go to great lengths to tailor the timetable to suit the children’. On site netball  means the girls now get match teas – has made the 'netball mums’ very happy. Rowing from the school's own boathouse on the Medway near Maidstone...

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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.
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Principal of King's Rochester and head of the senior school

Since 2012, 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 of a...

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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 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
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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