A small and happy community where every child is valued
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.