The King's School Gloucester

Gloucestershire
Boys (3 - 18)
Girls (3 - 18)
Day
The King's School Gloucester

King’s is a leading independent Cathedral School for girls and boys aged 3-18. Established in 1541 by Henry VIII, and with a rich history that stretches back to 1022, King’s provides a contemporary education in an historic and inspirational setting. Providing an all through education for our pupils adds to the powerful feeling of community that is at the heart of our school.

About the school

On arrival at The King’s School, visitors always comment on our stunning campus of historic buildings and tranquil gardens, against the backdrop of glorious Gloucester Cathedral.

Alongside our modern, state-of-the-art Sports Hall and Performing Arts building, the campus is indeed a spectacular, inspirational place to work each day and home to a school which offers much more than initially meets the eye.

We have been proudly independent since 1541. Unlike many schools, we do not believe that ‘one size fits all’. This freedom allows us to choose the small class sizes, academic curriculum and assessment methods that we believe are best suited to our pupils.

King’s is small enough for us to know each child and to value them as an individual yet large enough to offer a very wide range of academic subjects and a spectacular array of co-curricular opportunities. Our subject teachers are specialists in their field and are therefore skilled at helping every pupil to fulfil their academic potential. Our value-added results each year are exceptional and our pupils develop the confidence, resilience and skills to stand them in good stead for the future.

Our family-friendly ethos creates a warm, welcoming community with strong links between parents, pupils and staff. This sense of community extends long after pupils leave school and results in a tangible sense of pride in having been a King’s pupil. We prepare our pupils not only to do their best individually, but also to reflect on their place in the wider world. Like so many of their predecessors, we want to ensure that today’s pupils are equipped to play a positive part in that wider community.

Truly, this is a school which can claim to demonstrate ‘history in the making’.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 600 (105 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5435 to £6395/term

Open Days

3rd October, 9:00 - 12:30

Open Morning

For parents looking for a forward-thinking, pupil-centred, inspirational education for their child – a visit to The King’s School in Gloucester is a must. King’s is the leading Independent Day School in the area, with just over 630 pupils, girls and boys, aged 3 to 18. King’s offers academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and a unique programme to identify and develop individual talents. The inspiring Cathedral setting is unequalled, giving a special sense of identity. Increasingly, families throughout Gloucestershire are sending their children to King’s for a great all-round education and the Scholarships, Bursaries and countywide bus service make it very accessible for all. Year on year, the excellent A Level and GCSE results demonstrate King’s tradition of academic success. However, the School’s ambition for its pupils does not begin and end with exam results; King’s prides itself on developing the well-rounded individual. Music, sport and drama play a very important role in school life and our pupils are actively encouraged to participate in the many extra-curricular activities on offer. Headmaster David Morton is proud of the pupils’ achievements, the high standards of behaviour, and their tremendous enthusiasm for school life. He says “For all achievements and results, however, it is the feel of a school that is important. Visitors are often struck by the strong sense of community, and importantly, as a day school, family time is valued, with no Saturday school (although plenty of sport and extra-curricular activities are on offer!)”. The best way to find out more about King’s is to visit the school and experience this unique environment for yourself.
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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Scholarships are offered each year to candidates who are able to demonstrate exceptional talent in their chosen field(s). Scholarships are offered for academic excellence, art, drama, music, design and technology, sport and performing arts

The aim of these Scholarships is to recognise and reward talent, and encourage Scholarship holders’ abilities. We offer Scholarships at 9+ (entry into Year 5), 11+ (entry into Year 7), 13+ (entry into Year 9) and 16+ (entry into Year 12).

Only pupils who pass the Entrance Assessment will be eligible for a Scholarship.

 

Fees Information

A sibling discount is offered for subsequent children from the same family.

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Admissions Process

We aim to accept pupils who will be happy and will thrive within the King’s community. The main entry points in the Senior School are 11+ (Year 7) and 13+ (Year 9), on occasion pupils are admitted into Year 8 and Year 10. Many pupils from our Junior School make the transition into the Senior School, alongside the boys and girls joining us from other schools. All new pupils are welcomed eagerly, and are quickly made to feel part of the King’s family.

The first step is to complete the Registration Form and return it with the Registration Fee of £75, and to arrange a personal visit to King’s.

Once the Form and Fee has been received further information will be sent to you regarding the next stage of your child's application.

Entrance at 11+ into Year 7
Candidates for entry into Year 7 are required to sit our 11+ Entrance Assessment which consists of the following papers:
• Mathematics
• English
• Aptitude Tests
 
All candidates will be required to bring a piece of current schoolwork with them to the assessment day and will have an interview with a member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school. All candidates will be invited to attend a Taster Day.
 
Aptitude Tests
We provide a familiarisation website for parents and candidates. Please refer to our website for details.


Entrance at 13+ into Year 9
Candidates for entry into Year 9 are required to sit our 13+ Entrance Assessment which consists of the following papers:
• Mathematics
• English
• Aptitude Tests
 
All candidates will be required to bring a piece of current schoolwork with them to the assessment day and will have an interview with a member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school. All candidates will be invited to attend a Taster Day.
 

Entrance into Year 8 and Year 10
Candidates for entry into Year 8 and Year 10 are required to sit our Entrance examination which consists of the following papers:
• Mathematics
• English
• Aptitude Tests
 
All candidates will have a Taster Day and an interview with a member of staff. A report will also be requested from the candidate’s current school.

Finding out more

Location
Pitt Street, Gloucester, GL1 2BG
Contact
01452 337337
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 600 (105 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5435 to £6395/term

Open Days

3rd October, 9:00 - 12:30

Open Morning

For parents looking for a forward-thinking, pupil-centred, inspirational education for their child – a visit to The King’s School in Gloucester is a must. King’s is the leading Independent Day School in the area, with just over 630 pupils, girls and boys, aged 3 to 18. King’s offers academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and a unique programme to identify and develop individual talents. The inspiring Cathedral setting is unequalled, giving a special sense of identity. Increasingly, families throughout Gloucestershire are sending their children to King’s for a great all-round education and the Scholarships, Bursaries and countywide bus service make it very accessible for all. Year on year, the excellent A Level and GCSE results demonstrate King’s tradition of academic success. However, the School’s ambition for its pupils does not begin and end with exam results; King’s prides itself on developing the well-rounded individual. Music, sport and drama play a very important role in school life and our pupils are actively encouraged to participate in the many extra-curricular activities on offer. Headmaster David Morton is proud of the pupils’ achievements, the high standards of behaviour, and their tremendous enthusiasm for school life. He says “For all achievements and results, however, it is the feel of a school that is important. Visitors are often struck by the strong sense of community, and importantly, as a day school, family time is valued, with no Saturday school (although plenty of sport and extra-curricular activities are on offer!)”. The best way to find out more about King’s is to visit the school and experience this unique environment for yourself.
Find out more