The King’s School is an independent, academically selective school taking girls and boys from ages 4-18 years old and we are proud to have been educating children in Chester for 475 years. We blend our long-standing traditions with 21st Century innovations to offer a truly outstanding education. Our schools consist of Willow Lodge (age 4-7 years), The Junior School (age 7-11 years), The Senior School (age 11-16 years) and Sixth Form (age 16-18 years). King’s pupils are highly likely to see in the turn of the next century, living lives of unprecedented longevity. Their world will be full of promise, choice and possibility on a scale that has not been true for any generation of men and women that has preceded them.
The journey begins with developing mental agility, opinions, habits, self-belief and the ability to live and work with others. These are qualities that we nurture and encourage here, with a focus on positive psychology. Young people need effective and rigorous powers of rational discernment to successfully navigate the dilemmas and arguments that face them in a complex and changing world. With this in mind, we give serious thought to our ethics and the source of our emotional and spiritual nourishment, holding the well-being of our pupils to be equally as important as their academic outcomes. Attention to ensuring the security and sustainability of the former will enable the achievement of the latter.
Pupils are encouraged to be self-determining and genuinely caring towards others, building the foundations of character and self-sufficiency for both success and fulfilment in the years beyond school. We have a unique and inspiring pioneering heritage which we cherish, and we have a very exciting future.
King’s is a vibrant, happy school where girls and boys learn collaboratively together but with a recognition of their differences. The aim of our education is to turn our students into successful adults and to prepare them to thrive in the world of work.Read More
Our Senior School Entrance Exam for starting King's Seniors in September 2021 will now be held on the later date of Friday 5 February 2021.
"This has been a uniquely challenging time for both parents and children and we hope that by delaying our Entrance Exam for the first time in our school's history we are reflecting a commitment to doing all we can to help candidates feel more prepared, relaxed and confident." - Mr George Hartley, Headmaster.