A small and happy com­mu­nity where ev­ery child is val­ued

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

THE King’s School in Mac­cles­field is one of Eng­land’s great schools.

Founded in 1502, it has built on a tra­di­tion of in­no­va­tion to de­velop a stun­ning range of aca­demic and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties and now have am­bi­tious plans for fu­ture ex­pan­sion.

With over 1,250 pupils, it is one of the na­tion’s most suc­cess­ful in­de­pen­dent sec­ondary schools.

Yet King’s School’s unique diamond struc­ture, which pro­vides a blend of sin­gle-sex ed­u­ca­tion and co-ed­u­ca­tion, means it op­er­ates in a se­ries of small and happy com­mu­ni­ties in which ev­ery child is val­ued.

The school ed­u­cates chil­dren from ages 3-18, pro­vid­ing co­ed­u­ca­tion in the in­fants and ju­niors, sin­gle-sex teach­ing through the ages 11-16 and brings the stu­dents back to­gether once again for a co­ed­u­ca­tional Sixth Form be­fore higher ed­u­ca­tion.

This su­perb sys­tem not only de­liv­ers huge ed­u­ca­tional ben­e­fits but also of­fers small school com­mu­ni­ties en­abling King’s to be the very happy, friendly school for which it is renowned.

Aca­demic re­sults are ex­cel­lent. In the In­fant and Ju­nior Di­vi­sion, re­sults at Key Stages 1 and 2 are up to four times the na­tional av­er­age.

In the Girls’ and Boys’ Di­vi­sions, GCSE re­sults are amongst the high­est in the re­gion with nearly 60 per cent at A*/A grade.

Pupils typ­i­cally study nine GCSE’s and three or four A lev­els.

The vast ma­jor­ity of stu­dents go on to fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion with over 80 per cent gain­ing places at their first choice univer­sity and sev­eral can­di­dates each year gain­ing en­try to Oxbridge.

King’s is about so much more than just aca­demic en­deav­our though. It of­fers an out­stand­ing range of op­por­tu­ni­ties for all pupils, from or­ches­tras to fenc­ing, de­bat­ing to surf­ing, rugby to eques­trian club, with an op­tion to suit all tastes and in­ter­ests.

The school’s ex­plor­ers have just re­turned from an un­for­get­table 31-day tour of the Namib­ian bush help­ing the tribes­peo­ple of the Kala­hari Desert build a new wa­ter source.

The list is long and rich giv­ing pupils fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties to dis­cover and de­velop their tal­ents. King’s truly de­liv­ers a broad and rounded ed­u­ca­tion. Check it out for your­self at the open events, which are on Wed­nes­day 30 Septem­ber for the sixth form and Satur­day 10 Oc­to­ber for the whole school, from ages 3-18.

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