The King’s School, Gloucester is a leading Independent Day School with over 600 girls and boys age 3 to 18. Established by Henry VIII in 1541 and set within the Cathedral grounds, the school offers an inspiring setting and provides a special sense of identity and powerful community spirit, unlike any other. We pride ourselves on combining this long history and tradition together with a very contemporary education.
King’s provides academic excellence, small class sizes, outstanding pastoral care and a unique ‘Keystones’ programme designed to identify and develop individual ability. Increasingly families from across the county are sending their children to King’s for a broad education which is accessible to all through our countywide bus service.
Academic results are strong and our distinctively small class sizes and forward-thinking educational philosophy enable us to prepare our pupils for a rapidly changing world. However, the school especially excels in adding value to academic lessons, meaning that pupils achieve well above expectations in a wide range of subjects.
Through our unrivalled programme of Sport the emphasis is on inclusiveness and we encourage all pupils to participate at every level and a large percentage of pupils go on to represent their county, region or country. In addition, we offer expert teaching in first-class facilities for a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as Art, Music and Drama, giving all pupils the opportunity to showcase their talents regularly.
The King’s School has been a key part of both the infrastructure and education of the Gloucestershire community since 1541, and as such we support the ‘Believe in Gloucester’ message wholeheartedly.