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State

Gloucestershire

Number of Students

580

% A*-C at A-Level

88%

Ideal for

low international ratio

The King's School

Private Day School – Gloucester , Gloucestershire

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. 

Facilities

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. 

Community Information

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

School Facts

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

580

Year groups accepted

10-12

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:15

Ideal for

low international ratio

ESL Programs

No

IB Programs

No

School Uniform

Yes

Religious Affiliation

None

% A*-C at A-Level

88%

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin

Year Established

1541

Academic Courses

  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classic Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Drama

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Cardio and Strength Training
  • Climbing
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Basketball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dance
  • Philosophy
  • Literary Society
  • Debate
  • Film
  • Chinese Language
  • Charity
  • Theatre Arts Club
  • Theatrical Productions

School Location

Partial list of university acceptances

Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group

Closest International Airports: Birmingham International (BHX), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR)