Hartley Road, Mannamead, Plymouth, PL3 5LW, Devon
|Headteacher||Mrs Jane Lee|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-11|
|Number of pupils||142|
|Day fees per annum||£5,895 - £7,440|
|Average Class Size||15|
King's School, Plymouth, aces School Inspection Service report
Staff and students alike are celebrating at King's School & Nursery, in the Mannamead area of Plymouth, after the school passed its School Inspection Service (SIS) report with - quite literally - outstanding results across the board.
The independently run, co-educational school for children up to the age of 11 achieved an 'outstanding' rating (the highest available) in all categories across the SIS' comprehensive report, including: the quality of education; pupils' personal development; safeguarding pupils' welfare, health and safety; leadership, management and governance and the effectiveness of the Early Years' provision. The achievement is no mean feat for any school, and one that requires plenty of planning, organisation and an excellent team of teaching staff to ensure each and every pupil has every opportunity to reach and exceed their potential.
Itself an independent body, the SIS is a respected institution and one that exists to "provide high-quality inspection of specific groups of independent schools, on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE)", effectively fulfilling the same role as Ofsted does for other organisations.
Speaking of the school's students in the report, Reporting Inspector Andrew Rickett said "They make excellent progress in their learning and achieve standards that are at least in line with national averages and which are exceeded by a significant number of pupils".
King's School is no stranger to success. The South West school was founded back in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since, having achieved the same excellent report from SIS back in 2013.
Founded on a core of strong Christian values, King's School takes pride in instilling a sense of care and respect for others in every child taught there, offering a friendly, family-focused environment for children to learn, grow, and of course, play. "I believe that education should be a partnership between caring parents and a caring school", says Headteacher, Jane Lee. "School and family life should be complementary, working to the same end and helping each child grow into a well-rounded person."
By keeping class sizes under control, teachers are able to give each child the care and attention they deserve. The children are given the space they need to develop their own sense of self, creative and critical thinking and the discipline they'll need later on in life to become well-rounded adults - all in the comfort and safety of a warm, friendly and structured learning environment.
The school also boast an impressive plethora of extracurricular activities to develop the children's learning and social skills, from sports such as martial arts and fencing to creative endeavours such as street jazz, guitar and piano lessons.
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