Kings College sits very much at the heart of the local community. We are an inclusive school that provides personalised opportunities to ensure that every child can achieve their very best.

We have an unofficial motto which sums up both our ethos, and the simple, uncomplicated approach we take to learning:

“Work hard and be kind.”

In order to succeed, we aim to build confidence and academic resilience so that students are comfortable taking intellectual risks and trying new things. We believe that this confidence is established in an environment where pupils are:

  • praised when they have succeeded or tried hard
  • encouraged to make mistakes, but learn from them and use that learning on the path towards future success
  • extended with learning that is challenging but attainable – the idea of a ‘healthy struggle’
  • aware of the purpose of their learning and the criteria for success
  • able to access a wide range of extracurricular opportunities
  • caring environment focused on achievement

At Kings College, we aim to provide an environment which:

  • is happy, caring and safe
  • enables each child to succeed academically, morally, socially and physically
  • enables each child’s self esteem and confidence to grow
  • is motivating and challenging
  • makes everyone feel welcomed, valued and respected

Children have the right to be protected, cared for and have the best outcomes. Safeguarding is a priority and we teach our young people how to keep themselves safe and healthy. We try to model respectful relationships that support the development of positive character traits and emotional intelligence. We aim to develop rounded, happy and fulfilled young people who are well prepared for future learning and careers.

Please see attached our SMSC and British Values Audit 2023.