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Diamond structure – co ed infant and junior school, single sex years 7-11, co ed sixth...Praise for teachers from a disconcertingly poised and articulate, very new year 7 boy – 'They're fun and good at what they do'... Dr Hyde should be happy, as almost all the pupils do look very smart – indeed we wondered whether one very elegantly turned out sixth former in suit with waistcoat was a member of staff (but were relieved to see at least one boy with a tie veering towards half mast)...

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The Kings School in Macclesfield offers great academic results and superb extra curricular opportunities. From the ages of 3 to 18, Kings offers every child both the strongest possible academic education and amazing opportunities outside the classroom. Our unique curriculum is designed to develop independent learners, inquisitive minds and well-rounded individuals with the skills and attributes to succeed long after they leave school.

Our results are outstanding. Add the string of international sportsmen and women Kings regularly produces, the eclectic range of musicians, artists and inventors, the 50 clubs and societies Kings provides for all ages and the fact that our explorers have the opportunity to venture right across the globe - now you dont just have a school, you have the start of an amazing life long journey.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Geology at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.


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Since 2011, Dr Simon Hyde MA DPhil (late 40s). Born in Macclesfield and an old boy, degree in modern history at Oxford, doctorate there and at the University of Bonn plus a bit of teaching, history master at Loughborough Grammar for three years, swift ascent to senior teacher and head of humanities at Oakham, deputy head at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys, Herts, for seven years, where he was responsible for school development and strategic planning.

Approachable, balanced, financially shrewd, good sense of humour, ambitious in a realistic way for the school, appreciative of staff. High approval rating from all the parents we spoke to, who praised his communication skills – 'a breath of fresh air', 'very impressive and dedicated', 'terrific...not a strutter...makes the parents chuckle in the first five minutes'. Has seized...

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ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
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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
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VI - Visual Impairment

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