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King's Worcester

King's Worcester

5 College Green, Worcester, WR1 2LL, Worcestershire

01905 721700



King's Worcester
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1541
Headteacher Mr Gareth Doodes
Date Appointed 2020
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 896
Day fees per annum £4,850 per term
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations HMC,CSA,ASCL

A 21st Century Education in the heart of historic Worcester

A sense of history permeates every brick of this remarkable school, from the medieval Edgar Tower to the ancient College Hall. Around every corner, however, the stunning, contemporary architecture blends seamlessly with the ancient fabric of the school, and that encapsulates the school’s ethos perfectly, respecting the school's proud history, and traditional values, whilst embracing technology and innovative teaching methods.

King's Worcester is a dynamic and supportive community where pupils discover and develop their passions in the classroom and beyond. A community made up not just of pupils but also of dedicated teachers. Pastoral care at King's is not just a complementary practice, it is a caring approach fully integrated and interwoven into the fabric of teaching and learning; the school's organisation and engagement with the world beyond the school gates.

Through the school's focus on the development of each individual, they provide a genuinely caring environment where young people can thrive and develop as curious and engaged members of the King's community and a broader society. The school's ethos emphasises mutual respect, openness, and warmth; it is the quality of relationships within the school that makes the pastoral care at King's so special.

The young people who come to King's do outstandingly well academically (the school is not only one of the highest-ranking school in Worcestershire, but in 2019 was one of the Top 10 in the West Midlands,) because they enjoy what is on offer and throw themselves into the opportunities which school life presents and push themselves to give their best. They develop a passion for learning inside and outside of the classroom, a curiosity about the world and a desire to know more about it which will last long after they leave school.

Discovering new experiences and getting involved in activities that stretch both mind and body are what make the days at King's Worcester special. In addition to music, drama and sporting activities, there are over 100 clubs that are enjoyed by the pupils. From chess and Mandarin to sub-aqua and climbing, there is something for everyone to get involved in. For the adventurous, there is The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for which they have received an exceptional 79 gold awards over the last 3 years, a Cadet Force that has achieved outstanding success in regional and national competitions, and the school's own outdoor activity centre in the beautiful Welsh mountains.

Pupils travel far and wide, enjoying Art workshops in St. Ives, History trips, Geography trips to the Alps, Politics trips to London and Washington, and Sports tours to locations such as New Zealand and Sri Lanka, just a few of the incredible opportunities to explore the world, expand horizons and create memorIes that last a lifetime which King's provides.

The school enjoys a wonderful location adjacent to the Cathedral with fantastic sporting facilities on site, an amazing boathouse and 43 acres of the most beautiful playing fields in the country across the river.