King's College School, Wimbledon

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King’s College School is an independent day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18. Founded in 1829 by Royal Charter, King’s is a school of over 1,500 pupils, including approximately 300 boys in the junior school, located in one of the most attractive and peaceful parts of London. There are approximately 230 staff in the two common rooms and approximately 160 non-teaching staff.

King’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking and innovative school. As well as being a very successful International Baccalaureate school, we offer pupils the opportunity to study from a wide A level curriculum and to engage with our family of schools abroad. We accept boys at the age of 11 into year 7 of the senior school from both primary and prep schools, as well as our own junior school. We also continue to offer the 13+ entry into our fourth form (year 9), and around 65 girls join the school each year at 16 to study in our sixth form. A £50m master plan was recently completed that has renewed and replaced major facilities across the campus.

At King’s, colleagues, parents, and pupils work together in a warm and supportive atmosphere to help every child achieve their full potential. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where every member of our community has the right to be known and respected as their authentic self, and the experiences of all pupils are as positive as they can be. We have a director of equality, diversity and inclusivity who spearheads our equality and inclusion agenda in all its forms.

Academically, King’s is consistently placed within the top five schools in national league tables. In 2023, 52% of all sixth form grades were awarded A* at A level or 7 at IB Higher Level and almost 90% of all GCSEs were graded 9/8 (A* equivalent). Around 300 boys and girls have won places at Oxbridge in the last seven years, with over 90% of pupils achieving their first choice university offer.

Our approach at all levels encourages pupils to look beyond academic excellence, as the vibrant success of our drama, music and games departments indicates. We are fully committed to the CCF, the DofE Award Scheme, and partnership work with over 30 local maintained schools, encompassing community projects involving large numbers of King’s pupils on Friday afternoons.

King’s has a history of enabling bright young minds from every background to access the school, and financial assistance of up to 100% of tuition fees and up to 100% of other costs is available. Admitting boys aged 11 directly into the senior school since September 2016 has afforded access from a wider range of family backgrounds and we have raised significant bursary funds to support the 11+ senior school entry, which includes income from our sister and partner schools in China, Bangkok and Monaco.

Alumni of the school include poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, actors Khalid Abdalla and Ben Barnes, theatre director Christopher Luscombe, musicians Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and Dan Smith (Bastille), and policy advisor Devina Banerjee who was awarded an MBE for her work in the UK Vaccine Task Force.

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