A Typical Day

A broad and balanced curriculum provides our Senior School students with the perfect foundation for their first three years. Sciences are taught separately and a choice of two from three modern languages together with Latin support the core subjects. Once students reach Fourth Year (Year 10) they make their 10 subject choices for GCSE including Maths, English Language and English Literature and games/rowing and seven further choices with at least one modern language and at least two sciences.

Our teaching is lively and challenging and we have passionate and committed teachers who are skilled at stimulating and stretching minds. In small groups of no more than 13 or 14 students, the tutors really get to know their students.

The focus in Removes (Year 7) is on supporting the transition of students into the Senior School. They then become members of Houses in Shells (Year 8) and remain with the same tutor for the rest of their time at King’s. This gives a strong rapport; encouraging, guiding and supporting them as they grow up. In the classroom the emphasis is on discussion, debate, research and critical thinking. 

A Typical Day

  • The library opens at 7.30am
  • Clubs and activities start from 7.45am
  • The school day starts at 9.00am with registration. All pupils must be in school from 8.55am.
  • Tutor period is used for assemblies on some days which might be spiritual, business or year group assemblies
  • Clubs and activities continue for at least another hour after school
  • The library remains open until 5.45pm

Here is an example of a two-week timetable for a Remove student.

Week AMondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFriday
9.10 - 10.05Physical EducationEnglishBiologyMathematicsHistory
10.10 - 11.05MathematicsGeographyHistorySpanishPhysics
11.25 - 11.50Tutor PeriodTutor PeriodTutor PeriodTutor PeriodTutor Period
11.50 - 12.45EnglishPhilosophy and TheologyMusicPersonal and Social EducationGames
12.45 - 13.50LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
13.50 - 14.50Design TechnologyPhysical EducationComputer Science Learning to LearnGeography
14.55 - 15.50SpanishChemistryEnglishDramaMathematics
Week BMonday TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9.10 - 10.05MathematicsSpanishHistoryEnglishDrama
10.10 - 11.05EnglishEnglishArt and DesignPersonal and Social EducationPhysics
11.25 - 11.50Tutor PeriodTutor PeriodTutor PeriodTutor PeriodTutor Period
11.50 - 12.45ChemistryMathematicsMusicBiologyGames
12.45 - 13.50LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
13.50 - 14.50Philosophy and TheologyArt and DesignEnglishPhilosophy and TheologyMathematics
14.55 - 15.50SpanishComputer ScienceDesign TechnologyMathematicsGeography