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      We know that choosing a new school can be a stressful time for families, so we have put together this list of the most frequently asked questions and provided detailed answers to them. We hope that this information is useful to you and will help make the whole process of choosing a school a little easier. 

      Admissions FAQs – the top 20 most frequently asked questions

       
      1.   What advantages does King’s offer over other independent day schools?
      2.   Why is the school planning to move to a new site?
      3.   What will the curriculum look like for my child from Year 7 onwards?
      4.   If my child doesn’t attend King’s Juniors, how well will they settle in to the Senior School?
      5.   How will I know my child is progressing well?
      6.   Why is King’s pastoral care so highly regarded?
      7.   Which sporting activities are available to Year 7 pupils?
      8.   What leadership opportunities will there be for my child?
      9.   When do you put pupils into sets?
      10. What are typical class sizes throughout the Senior years?
      11. What provision is there for gifted & talented children?
      12. What support is available to pupils with additional learning needs?
      13. What extra-curricular opportunities and trips do you offer to pupils?
      14. What transport and bus services are available?
      15. How do I apply for admission to the Senior School / Year 7?
      16. What is the structure of the school day for Senior pupils?
      17. What do King’s pupils/parents say about the school?
      18. What opportunities are there to visit King’s?
      19. Do you offer bursaries and scholarships?
      20. If I still have questions, who should I speak to?

      Contact the Admissions Department

      Telephone: 01625 260000 or 

      Email:  admissions@kingsmac.co.uk

       

      What advantages does King’s offer over other independent day schools?

      King’s has been providing excellent education for over 515 years. We are proud of our traditions, but we are also very much a forward-thinking school focussed on equipping future generations with the life skills they will need to succeed. Our exciting new curriculum focusses on developing the attributes and attitudes within our young people that will be demanded by universities and employers.

      King’s offers some unique advantages:

      • A blend of single-sex and co-education
      • The experienced and well qualified staff, resources and facilities of a large school and
      • A small-school atmosphere delivered through our four separate Divisions
      • A commitment to both academic excellence and an unparalleled range of extracurricular studies
      • A large estate in a semi-rural location in Cheshire, on the edge of the Peak District

      King’s is a vibrant, dynamic community educating children 3 - 18 years old and is proud to be a member of the Merchant Taylors’ Company Family of Schools.

      We are committed to bringing out the best in every pupil, not expecting pupils fit a single mould. Our pupils excel in a broad range of subject areas and a wide range of artistic, musical and sporting disciplines. We offer more than 100 different activities, clubs and societies for students to enjoy at lunchtime or outside school hours. King’s is the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme operating authority in the north of England, with around 300 students participating in the scheme at any one time.

      Our academic results are amongst the very best in the country: around 65% of all GCSE grades are A*/A, and over 80% of A Level grades are A* - B. We are proud of our results, which place us in The Telegraph Top Independent Schools in England, but we also encourage our students to maintain interests in a wide range of non-academic areas. We know that it is skills learnt on the sports field, on a mountain side or on a stage – like determination, resilience and commitment - that will help our young people long after they leave school.

      Our broad education delivers a high success rate of students going on to higher education. Around 90% of our students achieve their choice of university place and, each year, around 60% of students go on to Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge. Increasingly, our students are supported in their applications for universities in USA and Europe.

      King’s has a national reputation for its sporting prowess and can be found at the top of many sports including athletics, rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis, trampolining, show-jumping and gymnastics, to name but a few.  Continual investment in facilities has allowed us to open two new sports developments in recent years, one at our Fence Avenue site and one at the Cumberland Street site. These provide new cricket nets, tennis courts, netball courts (at both sites), plus two new Astro pitches and athletics facilities at Cumberland Street. All are enjoyed by Juniors, Seniors and Sixth Form students.

      In our recent ISI Inspection, King's was given the top grade of 'excellent' in all aspects including teaching, quality of pupils' achievements and learning, extra-curricular provision and pastoral care. King’s excellence in pastoral care is helped enormously by our Divisional structure and dedicated pastoral teams led by the Principals. King’s is a happy school in which to learn and grow, with a strong sense of community aided by our Prefect system and House system which provide leadership opportunities and peer support. Our team of school nurses are available each day for accidents, on-going medical support or sometimes a bit of ‘TLC’.

      Dr Simon Hyde, Headmaster

       

      Why is the school planning to move to a new site?

      Put simply, we want our pupils to have the very best educational facilities to match the high-quality teaching and pastoral care that we know is excellent. 

      As one of the very oldest schools in the country – founded during the reign of King Henry VII in 1502 – we couldn’t be more proud of our heritage. However, the school has already moved ‘homes’ three times over the last 515 years, to keep pace with pupil numbers and the educational needs of pupils at the time. We now find ourselves wanting more, and more modern, facilities. We would also like to bring all of our resources, staff and pupils on to one, single site. 

      We are fortunate to have a number of successful former pupils who are supporting our ambitions and, most recently, one has given the school a major philanthropic gift to allow us to purchase a fantastic new site for the school. With planning permission already granted and the ‘green light’ from the Secretary of State, we are now on target to open a new school in September 2020. Set within nearly 80 acres and surrounded by woodland, it will give a campus that will be amongst the largest of any day school in the country. It will also boast a Sports Centre with indoor swimming pool and cricket nets, a large drama and performance auditorium, a great hall, the very latest ICT, art and technology facilities, plus purpose-built accommodation for all our subjects and departments.

      Dr Simon Hyde, Headmaster

       

      What will the curriculum look like for my child from Year 7 onwards?

       

      Key Stage Three: Years 7-9

      Pupils follow a broad academic curriculum in Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Religion & Philosophy, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Physical Education, ICT and Games throughout the first three years of their time in the Senior Divisions. In addition, pupils study French, Latin, German, Spanish, Design & Technology, Art, Music, Drama and Critical Thinking.

      For Year 8, pupils choose two languages from French, German, Spanish and Latin and for Year 9 they choose two creative subjects from those studied in Years 8 (Design & Technology, Art, Music and Drama). This means that the curriculum has a good degree of breadth but that it also allows choice and specialism as pupils move towards their GCSE choices.

      Key Stage Four: Years 10 and 11

      Pupils study either 9 or 10 GCSE subjects. They must study Mathematics, English and English Literature, Science (as either three separate sciences or as Dual Award, leading to two GCSEs), a modern foreign language and a humanities subject (History, Geography or Religion & Philosophy). They also choose two further subjects from: a second modern foreign language; Latin; History; Geography; Religion & Philosophy; Art; Design & Technology; Music; Drama; Physical Education; Computer Science.

      All pupils also pursue an activities programme involving some time spent on various competitive sports and also some non-competitive recreational activities involving physical exercise.

      Key Stage Five: Years 12 and 13

      The majority of Year 12 pupils select three A Level subjects from a generous range of around 27 subjects, including some subjects which are new to them such as Economics, Business Studies, Psychology, Government & Politics and Geology. Some students will choose four A Levels, typically when both Further Mathematics and Mathematics are studied. During both Year 12 and 13, students will study an extended studies programme to give them a breadth of academic experience.

      All students also pursue a course of sporting and/or recreational activities throughout the Sixth Form which include playing in a school sports team, playing individual or group recreational sport, helping in local schools, participating in a community action programme, or developing skills in art, drama or music.

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head – Academic

        

      If my child doesn’t attend King’s Juniors, how well will they settle in to the Senior School?

      Around 50% of our Year 7 intake is children from King’s Juniors, with the other half coming from a wide range of state and independent schools. Pupils travel from Altrincham, Leek, Buxton, Poynton, Wilmslow and Knutsford. We work very hard to ensure that we know each child that is joining us, as well as ensuring that all our pupils are happy and settle in as quickly as possible. A happy child is one who will enjoy learning the most!

      We know that some children – and their parents – are anxious about starting a new school and the issue of making new friends will be a concern for everyone. We start the settling in process in the summer term of Year 6 and have a thorough induction and welcome programme to make sure that everyone settles in smoothly in September. Our experience shows that our pupils settle quickly and very rarely have any problems.

      Pupils due to join King’s Seniors in September are invited to a Welcome Evening in June, which is an opportunity to meet the other children in their form and their Form Teacher, plus the Form Prefects (Year 11 pupils assigned to Year 7 forms). Children are taught in their forms so they spend a lot of time together and soon make friends. The Welcome Evening also provides parents and pupils with all the necessary information about starting school in September as well as being a chance  for parents to meet other parents too.

      This is just the start of the induction process, and on the Friday before the first day of Year 7, pupils are invited in for an Induction morning. This gives our new starters the opportunity to ‘have the run of the school’ for one morning, before term starts. It helps with orientation around the school, familiarisation with procedures and staff and, of course, with making friends. So, when the first day comes, they’ve already got over their nerves.

      Each Year 7 Form has a teambuilding trip in September, which provides opportunities to build firm friendships, to get to know their Form Tutor and each other better, and to spend time with their Form Prefects in a fun environment.

      The Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions both have excellent pastoral systems in place to monitor how children are settling in to school and how they’re performing. Form Tutors are the first port of call for parents and they, along with the Head of Section, Vice Principal and Principal would welcome you to get in touch if you ever have any concerns whatsoever about your child.

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

      How will I know my child is progressing well?

      At King’s we pride ourselves on our careful monitoring of the pupils in our care and regular communication with parents is vital in ensuring that pupils achieve their full potential. We have regular assessment points when all teachers give a grade for effort and attainment and these are shared with parents each half-term, so that you are always up to date with your child’s progress. There is also a written report and a parents’ evening timed in such a way to ensure that you will have a progress report, either verbally or in writing, on a regular basis in each year. The ‘Parent Portal’ provides online access to pupils’ reports, plus information on any rewards (or sanctions) given by staff.

      Pupils requiring extra help are catered for in a supportive way through our regular subject specific ‘clinics’ which, for example, run every day for Mathematics for all pupils and, for Year 11 pupils, are offered as revision clinics for anyone wanting extra help.

      We are proud of the close relationship we have with parents and it would be rare that we would not contact parents directly if we had a concern, either pastoral or academic.

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head – Academic

       

      Why is King’s pastoral care so highly regarded?

      Outstanding pastoral care is at the heart of the King’s School: we know that all our pupils have enormous potential and we are absolutely committed to providing an environment in which every pupil will flourish.

      Our pastoral care was graded 'excellent' - the highest possible grade – in our recent ISI Inspection. Our unique divisional structure means that, unlike other large senior schools, every pupil is known by the Principal of the Division. While we are unashamed about expecting the highest standards in academic work, behaviour and extra-curricular activities, our friendly approach and focus on individuals’ well-being means that pupils learn in a relaxed, calm and positive atmosphere. We know that young people only have one chance at education – a philosophy which underpins our care and support.

      We strongly believe in the three-way partnership between pupils, parents and school which forms the cornerstone of stability in a young person’s life and enables them to achieve their true potential. We know that, when parents and teachers work together closely to support, monitor and encourage young people, those pupils will become happy, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared to achieve great things in life. Staff at King’s will therefore not hesitate to pick up the phone to a parent if there is the slightest concern – or when there is good news to celebrate - and would always encourage parents to do the same.

      Central to the well-being of a pupil at King’s is their Form Tutor. Forms of around 20 pupils allow strong relationships to develop between pupils and tutors. Each year group is also overseen by an expert in pastoral care: the Head of Section. This is an important figure that will oversee pupils’ academic and pastoral welfare and ensure transition between years is smooth and well handled. The size of year groups is such that no pupil can go unnoticed; while it may be possible in some large schools for pupils ostensibly doing well but actually under-performing to fall under the radar, this simply isn’t possible at King’s - a phenomenon which is warmly welcomed by parents, but occasionally less so by pupils!

      We are very lucky at King’s to enjoy the expertise and help of three on-site School Nurses. Many other non-teaching staff, such as Librarians, also form positive relationships with pupils and will provide much day-to-day care.

      There is no one type of King’s pupil: we are a school that welcomes pupils of all kinds, backgrounds, talents and interests. The strong relationships between pupils is one of the great features of King’s and is something the pastoral teams work hard to support. A good example of this is our flourishing House System: pupils of different ages regularly come together in sporting and musical activities and in all kinds of other events – fashion shows, song contests, bake-offs and art competitions – to compete for their House. This really helps the happy, lively and supportive atmosphere of the Senior Divisions and also gives pupils great opportunities to hone their teamwork and leadership skills.

      King’s pupils relish the opportunity to work with pupils of other ages- something which makes for a well-balanced and positive environment. Nearly all our pupils are keen to become Prefects or peer supporters and everyone recognises the honour it is to be chosen to support younger pupils.

      Like all young people, King’s pupils thrive when they are rewarded for their great efforts and achievements – but also firmly guided when they make mistakes. Our system of rewards – commendations, house points, colours, postcards home – and sanctions processes, which encourage respect for others and self-discipline, make a very positive contribution to school life.

      Finally, we are a school run for the pupils and where our young people take centre stage. Both our School Council and Learning Council enable pupils to have their views heard. Each year, every pupil completes a confidential online survey about their experiences: a phenomenal 97% of our senior pupils in the last survey said they liked being at this school. 

      Helen Broadley, Principal, Girls’ Division 

       

      Which sporting activities are available to Year 7 pupils?

      King’s has a national reputation for excellence across a range of sports, from the more traditional sports such as rugby and hockey, through to taekwondo, horse-riding and trampolining. We have 3 sites with excellent sports facilities:

      Cumberland Street: Two new Astro pitches with pavilion, four tennis courts, four netball courts, 5 bay cricket nets, two cricket pitches, two rugby pitches, grass training areas, athletics facilities (including a 300m track) gymnasium with fitness area.

      Fence Avenue: a sports hall, a gymnasium, four tennis courts, four netball courts, two artificial cricket wickets, three cricket nets, two junior football pitches, a rugby pitch and athletics facilities, including a 400m track, a redgra and blackgra area.

      Derby Fields: 23 acres of rugby and cricket pitches, plus a sports Pavilion.

      The main winter games for boys are rugby and hockey and for girls are hockey and netball. In the summer, boys concentrate on cricket, athletics and tennis, whilst the girls focus on athletics, rounders, cricket and tennis.

      The PE curriculum is diverse with activities including tennis, ball skills, basketball, dance, hockey, gymnastics, athletics, fitness and volleyball. This is extended further with extra-curricular activities such as taekwondo, basketball, squash, body conditioning, climbing, sailing, equestrian squad and strength and conditioning training.

      We offer considerable challenge and opportunities for strong sports players with regular success in regional and national competitions, but our approach is also to ensure that all children participate in and enjoy a range of sports.

      Chris Thomson, Director of Sport

       

      What leadership opportunities will there be for my child?

      At King’s we seek to encourage ambitious students and we have high expectations of our incredibly talented pupils. We want to build confidence so that pupils feel ready to tackle life’s challenges once they leave us.

      Our pupils have the chance to take on real responsibility within the Senior Divisions from a young age and, as a result, grow confident in skills essential for the future such as public speaking and preparing presentations. From Year 7, we offer Form Captain and Vice-Captain roles. From year 8, Senior girls are invited to participate in the Junior Reading programme and to help at Junior School clubs such as netball and chess.

      Year 9 pupils are trained in peer-mentoring and act as buddies for younger pupils. Other leadership opportunities abound, with School Council and Learning Council being two very important forums offering a pupil ‘voice’. There are also Charity and Catering Committees, Safeguarding Groups and Eco Teams for pupils to get involved in. Finally, we appoint our Senior Prefects including Head Boy and Head Girl towards the end of Year 10 and, following training, they are entrusted with responsibilities such as helping at Parents’ Evenings, Open Events, leading House events or writing for the website.

      Helen Broadley, Principal, Girls’ Division

       

      When do you put pupils into sets?

      We teach in mixed ability groups during Year 7, using assessments during this year to put pupils into sets for Mathematics and English from Year 8. On occasion, we may set pupils in Maths after Christmas of Year 7. We also set in French/Spanish from Year 8 and in Science for Year 10 and 11.

      We undertake internal assessments each half-term to monitor progress and attainment. Results are shared with parents at Parents’ Evening and, where necessary, pupils are offered extra support or encouragement to ensure that their achievements are in line with their expected progress.

      Where a pupil excels in a certain subject, we provide extension work so that they remain engaged and challenged and to ensure they make excellent progress. Pupils may be put forward for regional and national competitions or invited to participate in Enrichment activities outside school hours. When children experience difficulties with a subject, teachers are available to provide help through the regular subject clinics or informally on a one-to-one basis. This ensures all of our children make good academic progress.

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head – Academic

       

      What are typical class sizes throughout the Senior years?

      In Years 7-9, class sizes are typically between 20-24 pupils in the main subjects, although often numbers are smaller in the optional subjects in Year 8 and Year 9. At GCSE, we try to keep numbers at a maximum of 20 in the core subjects, and again very often optional subjects are smaller than this.  In the Sixth Form, groups tend to be between 10-14 students per A Level group.

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head – Academic

       

      What provision is there for gifted & talented children?

      At King’s, one of our core aims is ‘to develop lively and enquiring minds.’ Our schemes of work are built so that every lesson has extension tasks within it for those who are more able, to ensure that they are never bored and will never finish early!

      However, we also accept that there are some pupils who are so gifted that special provision is laid on for them through our ‘Challenge and Enrichment Programme.’ Coordinated by our Head of Challenge & Enrichment, this is a programme of activities, both inside and outside the classroom, to really stretch the most able. Of course, many of the academic clubs and societies allow pupils to follow their interests and talents and we also enter pupils for a range of national competitions, such as the Maths Olympiad, Cipher Challenge and a variety of writing competitions, to help develop their abilities beyond the classroom.

      For those who are gifted in sport we have a range of highly successful teams (in some cases of world-class standard) and have a high representation in county teams. The range of music ensembles, bands and orchestras means that any talented musicians will be more than catered for. We also place a great emphasis on leadership at Kings – after all, we are preparing the leaders of the future a. Visiting speakers, lectures and visits to universities also encourage our pupils to think beyond the confines of the school curriculum.

      Our Speakers’ Club, where leading figures from a range of professional disciplines and industry sectors come to speak to pupils, is aimed at broadening the horizons of our pupils, inspiring them to consider a range of possible futures – and different routes into professions. Recent speakers include one of only 200 female pilots employed by British Airways, the Head of Translation for the United Nations, a dentist, a barrister, an orthopaedic surgeon and the Professor of Medical Education at Manchester University. Our pupils leave us with a real sense of curiosity and confidence, and well-equipped to make choices about further academic study and beyond. 

      In the Sixth Form our ‘Aspire’ programme prepares students for university entry with a series of sessions designed to challenge those who wish to apply to the more competitive universities or most competitive courses such as law, medicine and veterinary medicine; one of the reasons why we have had such success with Oxbridge offers over recent years. In short, at King’s we want to challenge every pupil at their own level and the most able or talented will find plenty to stir their passions.

      Toby Seth, Deputy Head – Development

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head – Academic

       

      What support is available to pupils with additional learning needs?

      Learning support is run by a full time dedicated SENCo who has specialist teacher status and is a specialist assessor. New students are assessed in the autumn term and any concerns that are raised are discussed with parents. All teaching staff are informed of ways in which to support students with additional needs through differentiated curriculum planning and work, this is called Quality First Teaching. For most pupils, good teaching will remove many barriers to learning however, for pupils whose needs are more specific, we offer both withdrawn and in-class support lessons.

      Natalie Davis, Head of Learning Support

       

      What extra-curricular opportunities and trips do you offer to pupils?

      We offer a significant range of extra-curricular activities and trips as a way of enriching our curriculum: we see education outside the classroom as a key part of delivering a rounded education, whether it be through lunchtime clubs to continue an interest in an academic subject, developing passions in entirely new hobbies or sports; or through subject-led day trips to month-long summer expeditions, there is something for everyone at King’s.

      Lunchtime clubs and societies serve a range of purposes and interests. Clearly, sport is very well-represented, from basketball and sailing through to table tennis and taekwondo, but there is also a range of clubs linked to academic subjects to allow pupils the chance to follow their interests in particular subject areas, such as Biology club, Art Club and History Club. There are also clubs which cater for pupils’ interests and passions outside of academic subjects, such as the STEM Club (pupils have recently built rollercoasters and wind turbines) and a Film Society. Music is of course a huge part of what we do at King’s, with a variety of choirs and orchestras, ensembles and bands which pupils can join to take part in various concerts and events, at school and in the community.

      Trips are a big part of school life and again they serve a variety of functions, from academic day trips to theatres and museums to residential trips, such as the French trip or Berlin trip in Year 7 and the German Rhineland trip in Year 8. There are also a huge number of outdoor pursuits trips; the Duke of Edinburgh scheme; ski trips; sports tours, for example the Netball and Hockey tour to Barbados in October 2014 and the Rugby tour to South Africa; and finally there are expeditions, such as the recent expeditions to Bolivia, Morocco, India, Namibia and Norway. Some trips which take place during school time form part of the curriculum and are compulsory (eg. field trips in Geography); many of the trips during the holidays are voluntary and go much further afield (eg. Russia, USA, Iceland and China). A trips list is published at the start of the school year so that parents and pupils can prioritise. There is little doubt, though, that pupils if they wish can travel the world with King’s!

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head - Academic

       

      What transport and bus services are available?

      Pupils travel to school via a number of means - private coach, public buses, train and car. We are fortunate to have Macclesfield train station within walking distance of both our Fence Avenue and Cumberland Street sites and many students come to and from school via train.

      We have 12 private coach routes that serve the school coming in from Leek, Sandbach, Handforth, Congleton, Knutsford, Hale and other areas. The coaches drop-off and pick-up from within the school grounds, to provide extra safety.  Pupils must be in Year 3 or above in order to use the private coaches. The Travel section of our website provides information on bus routes, contact information for the contracted coach companies and a link to the North West Traveline journey planner. For more information, please speak to Mrs Major on 01626 260010.

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

      How do I apply for admission to the Senior School / Year 7?

      The Entrance Exam for admission to Year 7 takes place in the January prior to the September of entry. So for September 2018 entry, the entrance exam is on Friday 19 January 2018. To register for the Entrance Exam please complete the Registration Form and return it to the Admissions team. An information pack and a registration form can be downloaded from our website or requested by contacting the Admissions Office.

      To discuss availability of places, please call Judy Stanion, Registrar, on 01625 260000 or email: admissions@kingsmac.co.uk.

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

      What is the structure of the school day for Senior pupils?

      In the Senior Divisions, the school day starts at 8.40am with Registration. Children are welcome to come into school from 8.30am and use the libraries, which are supervised from this time and pupils may read a book, do homework or use the many PCs available.

      There are 6 lessons per day: two in the morning before Break, two after Break, and two after the lunch hour, which is 1pm – 2pm.  The school day finishes at 3.50pm and children are welcome to stay for one of the many extra-curricular activities or they can go to the libraries, which are supervised until 6pm.

      Richard Griffiths, Deputy Head – Academic

       

      What do King’s pupils/parents say about the school?

      The 2016 Pupil Survey shows that a phenomenal 97% of our pupils aged 11-16 said they liked being at this school. Below are just a couple of pupil quotes from students who joined us from other schools:

      “I would definitely advise you to come.  It is so much fun here and I am having a great time”.

      “The teaching is of a high quality and the teachers and pupils are friendly”.

      Every 2 – 3 years, King’s undertakes a parental survey to measure the level of satisfaction amongst parents. The most recent results back-up what the recent ISI Inspection found – that parents believe King’s is ‘excellent’ in nearly all aspects of school life.

      The survey allows the school’s results to be benchmarked against other independent day schools in the UK. In that context, King’s results are extraordinarily positive.

      Below are just a few of the many positive comments we receive from parents:

      “We are delighted with the way in which the school is enabling our three children, each with their very different personalities, to thrive and be happy in their education”.

      “…she emerges more ‘rounded’, more confident and with improving personal standards and enthusiasm. For us as a family it has exceeded our expectations”.

      “There is something about King’s that makes us, as parents, wish we could go back to school! We know that our children are part of a vibrant, thriving school community”.

      “It is always a pleasure to attend concerts, drama productions, sports matches and social events and to come into contact with so many bright, confident and personable young people”.

       “After 4 weeks Tom is still coming home every day with a big smile on his face, eager to tell us about all the exciting new things he has been doing: not only clubs and sports, but lessons as well!  We are sure that we made the right choice”.

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

      What opportunities are there to visit King’s?

      We would very much encourage you to come and look around. We offer a number of dates for mid-week tours (available from November – June) and we also provide a number of open days and taster events for you and your child.

      Please see kingsmac.co.uk for a full list of upcoming events or call the Admissions team if you would like to arrange a tour of the school.

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

      Do you offer bursaries and scholarships?

      A number of means-tested bursaries are available for pupils applying for admission to Year 7 and Sixth Form. The level of award is determined by parental need and based on an annual declaration of income and assets. School funds are insufficient to meet all requests for support, so a strong performance in the Entrance Examination is also required.

      The deadline for bursary applications is early January and bursaries are awarded in March, for admission to King’s the following September.

      A number of academic scholarships are awarded in recognition of an outstanding performance in the Entrance Examination. They are awarded to boys and girls aged 11 entering the school at the start of Year 7. Pupils gaining an academic scholarship are automatically enrolled on ‘Challenge & Enrichment’ activities for gifted pupils.

      Music scholarships are also available by audition, for Year 7 entry. Applicants should have obtained at least Associated Board Grade 3 or its equivalent in one or more instruments/voice. Music Scholars are expected to make a full contribution to the music of the school.

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

      If I still have questions, who should I speak to?

      If you have any further queries or you would like to discuss admissions to King’s, please do not hesitate to contact:

      • Judy Stanion, Registrar
      • Jayne Johnson, Admissions Officer
      • Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

      who would be delighted to help and firmly believe that there is no such thing as a silly question!

      Admissions team: on 01625 260000

      Caroline Johnson, Director of External Relations

       

       

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