King's College Riyadh

Saudi Arabia


Location: Saudi Arabia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About King's College Riyadh

King’s College is the first UK private school brand to open a branch campus in Saudi Arabia. It is a genuine partnership with King’s College UK, who have been educating students both from the UK and abroad for 140 years.

Following a hugely successful opening year, King's is expanding in August 2022 up to Year 4, and will eventually open through to Year 13 (age 18) to ensure students can complete their full school education at King’s in Riyadh. Unlike other private international school in Riyadh, King’s is fully co-educational from Pre-School to Year 6.

King’s College Riyadh will

  • bring 140 years of outstanding experience to Riyadh;
  • offer a truly holistic curriculum based on that of King’s UK but adapted to the context of Riyadh;
  • deliver a subject specialist approach – all lessons from Year 5 will be taught by subject specialist teachers;
  • ensure outstanding pastoral care and strong sense of community;
  • offer outstanding opportunities for career development within an international network of schools.

The partnership with King’s College UK is a great source of strength. Significant collaboration in areas such as vision and ethos, curriculum planning, professional development, and co-curriculum opportunities, ensure that we maintain the highest international standards. Through the strength of our partnership, both students and staff in Riyadh will benefit from the expertise and reputation King's College UK has built in the UK over the past century and half.

We combine an academic focus with the development of new skills and interest through sport, music, the arts and a range of other activities. Underpinning our curriculum is the value we attach to pastoral care. We understand that pupils fulfil their potential when they feel happy, supported and at ease in their surroundings. All members of staff, therefore, work hard to build a strong sense of community and promote supportive relationships, ensuring that children know that they always have a peer or adult to whom they can talk.

The structure of King’s College Riyadh will grow to be:

Pre-Prep           Pre-School – Year 2         3 – 7 years old

Prep                  Year 3 – Year 8                7 – 13 years old

Senior               Year 9 – Year 13              13 – 18 years old

Location and Campus

Situated within minutes of the King Khalid Road in Diriyah, King’s College Riyadh is well located and easily accessible from the city.

Our campus is being redeveloped by award winning architects to offer the highest quality facilities and learning environment to our students. The School has a wide array of specialist spaces including equipped science and design technology laboratories, art and music studios, IT lab, dedicated library and specialist Early Years play areas, indoor and outdoor sports areas.

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What people say about us

“An all-round education is the most valuable gift you can offer your child, at King’s, of equal importance to the daily academic curriculum is our emphasis on developing well-rounded children. Every child at King’s is encouraged to fulfil their potential, whether in academia, music, sport, or the arts.”

- Justin Chippendale, Headmaster King’s College UK Prep School
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