King's College School
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About King's College School
King’s College School is a mixed, independent Church of England day and boarding school for pupils aged four to 13. The school has about 420 pupils.
It is part of King’s College Cambridge, and is located near the centre of the famous university city. It is a registered charity, with many of the school governors being fellows of the college.
The school was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, originally to educate choristers. It has been on its current site since 1878, and is still educating choristers of the college chapel.
Mrs Yvette Day
Values and Vision
King's College School’s mission statement talks of its “historic foundation of musical excellence”. The school, the statement says, is a “flexible and inclusive academic environment”.
King’s aims to provide a balanced, broad and well-rounded education. It promotes and encourages academic, musical and sporting excellence, and aims to give pupils the opportunity to be involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities.
The school says that while success in examinations is the final goal, it would be a “narrow view to see examinations as the only measure of success”, and so it aims to help children develop a sense of “achievement, enjoyment and attainment of potential” in all subjects.
King’s College School is very successful in meeting its aims of offering pupils a broad, balanced and well-rounded education, and building a firm foundation providing the skills with which pupils can go forward to their senior schools.”
“The achievement of pupils of all abilities is excellent. They attain good standards which are well above national expectations and make good progress through school.”