Founded by King Henry VIII in 1541, The King's School Gloucester is regarded as one of the oldest and finest schools in England. As a UK coeducational private day school it provides pupils, ages 11 to 18, with an outstanding education in a historic and inspirational setting. High achievement scores in its GCSE and A-Level courses, a broad range of enrichment activities, along with programmes in Leadership, Gifted and Talented, and STEM make The King's School Gloucester very desirable. And no wonder; among its many famous alumni you'll find a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, poets, conductors and actors.
The beautiful campus is adjacent to Gloucester Cathedral and is based around several stately structures - one containing the oldest functioning classroom in the world. There's a sports centre, a gymnasium, art, textiles and design technology buildings, along with a science block and a music school. Archdeacon Meadow is used as a sports field for rugby, cricket and rounders.
Sports and Arts
Sport has a high profile at The King's School Gloucester with over 75% of pupils regularly participating in athletic endeavours. As for the performing arts, there's music, choir, dance, drama, art and even podcasting.
The city of Gloucester (population 125,000) is located close to the Welsh border on the River Severn. The town was founded by the Romans in AD 97 and was granted its first charter in 1155. It's famous Gothic Cathedral and cloisters were used in the Harry Potter films. Oxford University is a little over an hour's drive and Central London can be reached by rail in less than 3 hours.
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Estimated start date: beginning of September
Estimated end date: end of June / early July
Eligibility: Students are expected to sit school entrance examinations prior to acceptance
low international ratio
Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group
Closest International Airports: Birmingham International (BHX), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR)