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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, it is a school of over 1300 pupils and is one of the most academically successful schools in the world.

We are a forward-thinking and innovative place to learn. As well as being a very successful International Baccalaureate school, we offer pupils the opportunity to study from a wide A level curriculum. For many years we have enjoyed two-way partnerships with local maintained secondary and primary schools. We admit girls into our sixth form, convinced that co-education in the two years preceding university is a natural and positive step for boys and girls alike. We accept boys at the age of 11 directly into year 7 of the senior school from both primary and prep schools, whilst retaining our year 9 entry for boys aged 13 from prep schools and our own junior school.

Education is not just about academic subjects and extra-curricular activities - it is also about values. There is a simple saying which we believe contains a great deal of truth: it is nice to be important, but more important to be nice. We want our pupils to be kind, thoughtful, courteous, tolerant and sympathetic to the needs of others. The result is excellent relationships between students and those responsible for them. KCJS has intelligent learners, able teachers and first-class facilities but it is the quality of the relationships which is the defining characteristic of the school.

The school prides itself on being one of the top academic schools in the country but with a strong emphasis on pastoral care and an exceptional co-curricular programme.