Kingâ€™s Group At the forefront of British education internationally
About us King’s Group is a multi-faceted educational organisation consisting of King’s College schools, (nine prestigious British schools in the UK, Spain, Panama and Latvia) and a further three Business Units: King’s College International (summer camps and courses abroad), King’s Training (adult language and skills training for professionals) and Nexalia Services (catering and facilities management services). Since 2014, King’s Group has also been permitted by the Department for Education to become an Academy sponsor in the UK, now owning and operating a Multi-Academy Trust called King’s Group Academies. The Trust is dedicated to providing opportunities and success on a global stage for all students.
Our Vision is to be at the forefront of British education internationally Our mission is to provide high quality British education that delivers a transformative learning experience to all our pupils. Engaging and effective teaching based on our core values and the best, most up-to-date UK educational practice enables children at our schools to achieve their academic ambitions and lifetime careers. At the same time we nurture their individual talents and emphasise the importance of educating the whole child with attention to their physical, emotional and social development. We are determined to make a positive difference to the future of our pupils and their families, the careers of our staff, as well as contributing to the wider community.
Where to find us A GROWING INFLUENCE Kingâ€™s Group started as one school in 1969 and today has grown into a large and prestigious educational institution with presence in the United Kingdom, Spain (Madrid, Alicante, Elche and Murcia), Panama and Latvia.
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1. King’s College Saint Michaels Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, United Kingdom 2. King’s College, Madrid Soto de Viñuelas, Spain 3. King’s College School La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain 4. King’s Infant School Chamartín, Madrid, Spain 5. King’s College, Alicante Spain
7. King’s College, Murcia Spain 8. King’s College, Panama Clayton, Panama 9. King’s College, Latvia Riga, Latvia (opening Sept 2017) 10. Lyndhurst Junior School A King’s Group Academy Portsmouth, United Kingdom 11. Ringmer Community College A King’s Group Academy East Sussex, United Kingdom
12. King’s Academy Binfield and Amen Corner North King’s Group Academies (opening Sept 2018) Bracknell Forest, United Kingdom 14. King’s Training Spain Madrid 15. King’s Training Panama Panama 16. King’s College International Madrid, Spain 17. Nexalia Services Madrid, Spain
6. King’s Infant School, Elche Spain (opening Sept 2017)
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Nearly 50 Years of Education GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT King’s Group is ambitious, not just for ourselves but for the children and individuals that we educate and the families that depend on our expertise. We have spent nearly fifty years offering the very best British education to children at school, young people on summer camps and adults learning English. We are experts at the delivery of a quality British education in an international context.
In the past five years, we have reinvested more than £ 30 million into improving and renovating our facilities and equipment. With this level of investment we can continue to offer an extraordinary learning environment for our students.
Annual Turnover £ 49,353,290
We have re-invested
12,5% of our
turnover from the last 5 years back into our schools
School enrolments 2006-2016 Panama Murcia Alicante Saint Michaels La Moraleja Chamartín Soto de Viñuelas
Total number of school pupils 2000
Schools Pupils Employees Number of School Meals served Total area of School Grounds
King’s College Schools
King’s Group Academies
*This figure does not include the two new Academies currently under construction and due to open 2018 5
Our People FOUNDATION AND VISION In our classrooms and on our sports pitches, our teachers and trainers emphasise the importance of teamwork and joint endeavour. We put the same emphasis on collaboration and enterprise across the whole of King’s Group. People are at the heart of everything we do. From the cooks and cleaners to the teachers and management team, everyone contributes to the academic excellence and business success for which the Group is known and respected. The Senior Management Team comprises of Headteachers, who each lead their own school along with the Directors of Marketing, Human Resources, ICT, Operations, Finance and the other Business Units. Sir Roger Fry and the King’s Group Board of Directors ensure that the whole organisation meets and exceeds the targets set.
King’s Group is one of the largest and most successful groups of British International Schools in the world, as well as being a leading member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). All of our schools are inspected by the International School Inspectorate. We depend on a set of well-proven, efficient and welldocumented systems and processes, developed over many years, allowing us to recruit, train and manage the complex and diverse set of people that comprise King’s Group. We know that happy, engaged employees work hard and look forward to developing their careers with the Group. Our outstanding academic and business results are proof that the King’s Group team are delivering on the promise of a world-class standard.
King’s Group has a long and distinguished history of educational leadership. British schools from as far away as Asia and Latin America look to King’s for inspiration and admire our expertise in all areas of education.
Sir Roger Fry CBE DLitt Chairman and Founder, King’s Group 6
Nicholas Fry Vice Chairman
Miguel Heras Finance Director
Roberto MartĂn Chief Resources Officer
Lauren Taylor Marketing Director 7
Our Employees SERVING AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY At King’s Group our employees come from an array of backgrounds and countries. The teachers in our schools are British, but throughout other areas of our organisation we take the opportunity to integrate people from a diverse range of cultures. This multinational community is what enriches our work environment.
The darker the shade of blue the higher the number of Kingâ€™s Group employees originating from that country 430+
King’s College schools There were several reasons I chose King’s College for my children; English has been an essential element in my own career, and so I wanted my children to become bilingual. But more than this, a British education also offers a gateway into our increasingly globalised world. Mónica Prada, parent of two children in King’s College, Alicante
King’s College Saint Michaels, UK HISTORIC AND CONTEMPORARY Our secondary-age international boarding school set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, renowned for its excellent reputation for providing a first-class, British education.
Located in rural England, King’s College Saint Michaels offers pupils age 13-18 preparation for their GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A Levels. The school has a broad mix of pupils from different countries, all of whom recognise the importance of a British education in preparing them for later life.
At King’s College Saint Michaels, we put great emphasis on the personal attention we offer each student. The classes are kept very small and each member of staff acts as a personal tutor to a small group, keeping parents informed of their child’s progress and supporting pupils in all their work areas.
The school also offers shorter courses, such as specialist English courses and dedicated classes for pupils who have finished their schooling in their home countries, but who require extra guidance to help secure university admission in the United Kingdom.
King’s College Saint Michaels is special to me because of the help and support I receive from the teaching staff. We also have the opportunity to join many educational excursions, while studying in a wonderful environment. Guila D, pupil
At the school you will find small classes, quality accommodation and dedicated, hardworking teachers. Nicola Walker, Acting Headteacher
King’s College, Madrid OUR FLAGSHIP COLLEGE The largest school in the Group originally opened in 1969 and moved to its present location in 1978. The school is located in a leafly suburb just 30 minutes from the centre of Madrid and educates children between the ages of 20 months and 18 years. There are also boarding facilities for those pupils who come to study from around the world.
Educating over 1,600 pupils at any one time, the College offers a truly international environment. The school facilities give pupils the opportunity to experience a huge range of activities from sports to art and science. An equestrian centre, floodlit football pitch and a recently developed 3000 m2 sports hall with an indoor swimming pool, are a few highlights for physical fitness and competitive team sports. The school also boasts art studios, music rooms, a fully equipped auditorium and a new-build science block stocked with state-of-the-art scientific equipment.
Tenbury House – A home at school Our boarding house provides stateof-the-art boarding facilities to 50 pupils from as far away as Bhutan and Kazakhstan. The international mix of boarders makes a wonderful contribution to the whole school community and allows children from all over the world to benefit from a British education in a friendly and caring home away from home.
Matthew Taylor, Headmaster King’s Group
Soto de Viñuelas
Pupils from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas, go on to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Pupil success continues beyond higher education and many of our alumni enter into leading roles around the world in business, engineering and philanthropic ventures.
As Headmaster my focus, and that of my teachers, is to give every child at King’s College the very best education possible. This starts by ensuring that young children really love coming to school.
King’s College The British School of Madrid
My parents chose King’s College and the fantastic boarding facilities here, knowing that when I leave it will be with an excellent academic record and because of the great care we receive as boarders. King’s pupils are ambitious; everyone I’ve heard of that has graduated from King’s has gone on to realise great things! Nuvola L, King’s College Alumnus
King’s College School La Moraleja, Madrid A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL In 2007, we built a new school in the popular La Moraleja suburb of Madrid. Only 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, the school educates over 500 children from Nursery to Year 9 (ages 3 - 14).
Situated on 10,000 square metres of grounds, the school includes an Infants’ garden, various playgrounds, a floodlit multi-sports area and a multi-purpose school hall. There is also a library, a dedicated computer suite and, like all our schools, there are interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
King’s College School The British School of Madrid La Moraleja
A science laboratory inspires future doctors, vets and engineers and develops their experimentation and testing skills. A music department, with four practice rooms for individual or group tuition, offers pupils the opportunity to learn how to play musical instruments.
It’s a small and friendly school. I know all the pupils and get on with them very well. In lessons, we learn by doing, not simply reading. By being actively involved, we remember what we learn. Sofia L, pupil
King’s College pupils are intelligent, inquisitive individuals who challenge boundaries and seek out their aspirations through hands-on learning. Dawn Akyürek, Headteacher
King’s Infant School Chamartín, Madrid EARLY YEARS LEARNING King’s Infant School is close to Madrid city centre and caters for approximately 200 children aged 3 - 7 years old. Here we nurture, support and encourage very young pupils to become independent thinkers, ensuring that each child reaches their full potential both socially and academically.
Young children learn through exploration. Everything they do, from kicking a ball, to building with blocks and painting, is designed to help them understand their environment. They learn through action, allowing them to interpret the world around them.
King’s Infant School is a place where every day our pupils make huge steps on their learning journey and most importantly, have a wonderful time doing it. Kirsty Sharp, Headteacher
A familiar face greets early years children at the school gate every day, so that we support them both in their learning and in building their selfconfidence.
The school has been especially designed with indoor and outdoor areas for pupils to explore. We have developed a creative use of the outdoor space that allows children to play and explore in the fresh air, while also providing shelter from the rain and the hot summer sun.
King’s Infant School The British School of Madrid
King’s Infant School is an extremely friendly and supportive place to work. Due to its small size you get to know all the children in the school, not just the ones in your class. It’s lovely to see the progress of the children you know from Nursery all the way through to Year 2. Rachel Davies, Deputy Headteacher Foundation Stage Leader, History and Geography Coordinator
King’s College, Alicante SERVING A VIBRANT COMMUNITY Located on Spain’s famous Costa Blanca, our school in Alicante provides a British education to a dynamic international community. Some 15% of families at the school are expatriates, all of whom are attracted by King’s reputation to provide a first-class British education.
Educating children aged 3-18, the school began as a parent co-operative in 2000 and established close links with King’s from the start, including the academic development and establishment of IGCSE courses. In September 2003, the school officially became part of King’s Group and now educates more than 1,000 pupils.
King’s College The British School of Alicante
As with all our schools, we have excellent science laboratories, computer and ICT equipment, music rooms and performance halls, along with a wide variety of sports facilities and equipment. We also offer a vast array of additional extra-curricular activities to tap into each child’s passions.
Our daughter started at school without knowing a single word of English and 12 years later, she has been invited to an interview at the University of Cambridge, one of the top ten universities in the world. Rudolph, parent of a Year 13 student
The “love of learning” which we instil in our pupils actually leads them to love the idea of leaving the school, not because they are bored, but because they want to go out and change the world. Derek Laidlaw, Headteacher 20
King’s College, Murcia A LARGE, PURPOSE-BUILT CAMPUS Murcia is a thriving city in the southeast of Spain, boasting a major agricultural industry, as well as being a magnet for businesses, many of which choose it as a location for their regional offices. More recently, the nearby beaches, golf courses and excellent climate have made it a centre for ‘residential tourism’.
King’s College Murcia is a purposebuilt, state-of-the-art school that currently educates more than 500 children aged from 18 months to 18 years old. The school first opened in 2008 as a partnership school, but was integrated fully into the Group in 2014. The pupils have access to large, outdoor multi-purpose sports areas that include facilities for all major games, as well as a climbing wall to test our pupils’ physical abilities. The school library boasts an array of literature
to support pupils’ educational needs and development, whilst the science laboratories offer access to equipment that you would expect from a top-class British school. The school also plays host to dedicated music rooms and an art gallery, to allow our pupils to extend their creative skills. At present over 25% of the pupils at the school are British-born and the fantastic reputation that we have built in the surrounding international community continues to attract many new families both from local and international communities.
The British Curriculum offers hands-on learning, whilst the school itself boasts excellent sports facilities and extracurricular programmes. Pupils grow with us, learning through experience and endeavour. Stefan Rumistrzewicz, Headteacher 22
King’s College The British School of Murcia
Be it a question of the Arts, Science or languages, King’s College has the answer. Robbie H, pupil
King’s College, Panama A BRITISH EDUCATION IN LATIN AMERICA In September 2012 we opened our first school in Central America, located in Panama City. Part of our mission is to establish British educational principles and expertise around the world. With the knowledge already gained from our European locations, opening a school in Latin America was a natural next step.
In an innovative partnership with the Panamanian Ministry of Education, King’s Group has established a truly British school in one of the most dynamic economies in the region. As well as providing a world-class education to children in Panama, we also help train local teachers who work in state schools. We renovated an existing building in the Clayton area of Panama City, ensuring it was suitable for the delivery of a top quality British education; we then staffed it with teachers recruited from the UK.
Our school has now been open for nearly five years and we are proud to offer pupils the opportunity to study a range of compulsory and optional IGCSE subjects. Over the next few years, the school will continue to grow. In September 2016 our Year 10 intake will allow pupils to start their studies towards IGCSEs and then A Level exams, before heading on to university in the UK, USA, Europe or Latin America.
King’s College The British School of Panama
At King’s College Panama, learning is fun and not forced. This allows me to become creative and to use my imagination, which has really improved the depth of my knowledge and education. Sophia, pupil
Values such as compassion, respect and friendliness are an integral part of the school’s ethos. Clear boundaries and simple rules make King’s College, the British School of Panama, a happy and safe place to learn. Vanessa Whay, Headteacher 24
King’s College, Latvia ONE OF THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE KING’S NETWORK The school will open its doors in September 2017 and is the first British school in the country. Sitting on a site occupying 20,000 m2 within the Saliena development in Riga, Latvia’s capital city, the school will offer the local and surrounding communities the opportunity to benefit from a quality British education, the hallmark of King’s College.
In the first year the school will operate as an Infant and Primary school. Starting with pupils age 3 (Nursery) to age 10 (Year 5). As the school grows it will eventually cater for pupils from Nursery to Year 13 (age 18).
King’s College The British School of Latvia
The curriculum of the new school will allow pupils to study from a wide range of subjects, including those covering the Latvian Language, History and Geography. These studies will culminate in students undertaking IGCSE, AS and A Level examinations, which should prepare them to be able to enter the best universities in the world. Being the first British school in Latvia is an honour and the quality of our curriculum has been recognised by the Latvian Ministry of Education, allowing our students to benefit from exactly the same curriculum as an elite school in Great Britain. I am certain of the ongoing positive effects that this will have on the region in Latvia.
Although a new school, at King’s College Latvia we benefit from the wider King’s Group. This allows us to draw on a wealth of experience and opens up a world of learning opportunities for our pupils and staff alike. Adele Stanford, Headteacher 26
Sir Roger Fry, Founder and Chairman of King’s Group
King’s Infant School, Elche A DEDICATED PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION Nurturing and encouraging young learners to think and question from the start of their studies is essential. This allows them to become independent, out-of-the-box thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.
King’s Infant School, Elche is due to open its doors in September 2017 and will provide a British education to approximately 200 Primary pupils aged between 2 and 7 years old.
Infant School Elche
From the start it is foreseen that close links will be derived with sister-school King’s College Alicante, where in Year 3 pupils will naturally progress once they conclude their studies in the Infant school.
The school will offer a purpose-built campus dedicated to our young learners, in order to offer an environment that will enthuse and stimulate, through a diverse and engaging curriculum.
King’s Infant School, Elche is an exciting addition to the King’s Group network and will offer a specialist environment perfect for very young learners. Being part of King’s Group means that it will share the core values and beliefs that has made its sister school, King’s College Alicante so successful. Derek Laidlaw, Headteacher 28
“It has been evident for some time now, of the need for King’s College to expand in the Costa Blanca area due to the success of King’s College Alicante. As a team we are all very much looking forward to welcoming on board this new addition to our Group.” Elena Benito, King’s Group CEO
King’s Group Academies EXCELLENCE IN BRITISH EDUCATION ON UK SOIL Following the success of our UK and international independent schools, it was a natural step for King’s Group to fulfil our vision of academic excellence by working in conjunction with the UK Government to sponsor Academies.
In February 2014, King’s Group became an Academy sponsor and established King’s Group Academies, a “Multi-Academy Trust” with a vision and passion for providing opportunities and success on a global stage for all our students. We are delighted to have been granted permission from the Department for Education (DfE) in London to sponsor Academies and Free Schools in England. King’s Group has been involved in delivering an outstanding British education for almost fifty years, with a total focus on academic excellence and a mission for each individual child to achieve far beyond what they thought was possible.
Already operating a network of British schools internationally, we understand the complexities and challenges that this entails – we are now very excited about opening and running a small number of state schools based on the same winning formula. Lyndhurst Junior School in Portsmouth became our first Academy in January 2016. In June the same year, we were pleased to also receive confirmation that King’s Group Academies has also been chosen as the sponsor for three new academies. In Bracknell Forest, Berkshire, KGA has been chosen as the partner to manage two brand new purpose-built schools; King’s Academy Binfield and also Amen Corner North Primary
I am excited about the unique proposal that King’s Group Academies brings to the UK education market, linking our outstanding British schools in Spain and Central America with state schools in England. Richard Schofield, CEO of King’s Group Academies 30
School. In addition to this, we have also received an outline approval from the DfE to become the new academy sponsor of Ringmer Community College in East Sussex. The pupils at these schools will benefit, not only from King’s Group’s well-established knowledge in the educational field, but also from our distinctive global approach, which will expand the pupils’ horizons and allow them to connect with over 4,200 students and specialised teachers from all over the world.
Education Past the Classroom More than simply educators of young children in our schools, Kingâ€™s Group also extend our learning philosophies and knowledge through to our other Business Units. 32
King’s College International ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD King’s College International offers an entertaining and effective way for young people to improve language skills while participating in one of our summer camps. They can also take part in an academic year programme, or join one of our shorter language courses.
Since 1981, more than 60,000 students have entrusted us with their language learning. Summer Camps in Spain (ages 3-17) We offer thematic language camps related to sports, performing arts, multi-adventure activities, nature exploration and more. Also, in collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation, we are proud to offer an “English and Football Camp”.
Academic year programme (ages 7-18) Students can enjoy a complete language and cultural immersion in one of our academic programmes.These take place in many different English-speaking countries around the world including: Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Language courses around the world (from 8 years old) Participants can explore some of the most amazing countries across the globe. Our Summer language courses mix formal classes with sports, activities and excursions. All our courses are designed to help children to improve their language skills.These courses include intensive, shorter and longer themed programmes, as well as exam-specific preparation.
We do our best to ensure that our programmes, aside from great-quality teaching, provide a secure and enjoyable environment for the student. Sandra González, Director
King’s Training Spain ADULT EDUCATION Since 1986 King’s Training has been helping individuals and businesses in Spain prepare for the demands of an increasingly globalised marketplace. Whilst the English language has cemented its place as the lingua franca for world business, our dedicated group of language professionals has kept pace by providing essential support to our clients, through quality language and professional training programmes.
We offer a wide range of solutions, from long-term competency development, to personalised immersion courses and high-impact business skills seminars. Our aim is to become a key business partner for our clients in order to be a truly effective consultant for their training requirements, through a deep understanding of their culture, strategy and objectives. This close partnership allows us to design and implement the right training solution for any organisation, with optimum results.
The King’s Training approach combines the use of internationally recognised methodologies, providing a command of the technical aspects of the language, with our own techniques which create a practical real-world context. The quality of our service is ensured by the careful selection and frequent training of our qualified staff. We place great value on long-term relationships and career development with our trainers. In this way we are able to offer our clients capable, motivated
We are dedicated to and deeply passionate about language learning. It is the heart and soul of our business and as such, everything we do is focused on attaining the highest levels of motivation and engagement in our students and teachers, which is the real key to success in any training programme. Sarah Gessler, Director 36
trainers who in turn are able to motivate their learners to make real progress, both inside and outside the training room. We not only embody the core values of King’s Group, but also combine our vision and innovation with the ability to adapt to evolving client needs, in order to provide an integral service with real, demonstrable results.
King’s Training Panama TRAINING CONSULTANCY Skills gaps are one of the leading social and economic issues of our time. In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than in any other emerging region, companies are not seeing their skills needs being met. According to the World Bank Enterprise Surveys, 36% of firms say they struggle to find an adequately qualified work force, a percentage higher than in any other region in the world. Based just outside of Panama City, King’s Training Panama has been established to serve the needs of the international business community. We work with our clients to become a strategic HR partner by offering consultancy, support and solutions in People Development. Our knowledge stretches across areas such as leadership, communication, performance management, cross cultural awareness, customer service and employee relations, along with organisational skills including project management and finance.
Our training strategies are built together with the business decision makers and are inextricably linked to the strategic objectives of the company. This partnership comprises of an in-depth needs analysis that defines clear outcomes and expectations. Coupled with bespoke design and facilitative delivery, training results and impacts are evaluated by clear and measurable follow up. In 2016, King’s Training Panama launched a vocational skills academy to serve Latin and Central America.
We do not offer pre-made packages; instead we design and integrate bespoke solutions to directly meet the needs of each client. Your trainer will ensure that, before any session takes place, your business undergoes an in-depth needs analysis, to fully understand and establish clear objectives and outcomes. Samantha Whay-Jenkins, Director 38
King’s Training “Skills Academy” hopes to become the front face for skill development and business solutions in the region. The Academy comes with the accreditation and endorsement of renowned training providers, as well as licensing from partners such as Worldhost, an internationally recognised customer service programme. It is evident that King’s Training Panama continues to work with the most emblematic and important companies in Panama and the region.
We are very proud to be accredited by Cambridge as an Exam Centre for their English Language exams. Cambridge English is without doubt the mark of excellence in this area and King’s Training could not wish for a better partner.
Nexalia Services MORE THAN 20 YEARSâ€™ EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING EXCELLENT SERVICES TO HIGH DEMAND CLIENTS Our philosophy at Nexalia Services is based on creativity, tradition and close collaboration with all the professional staff involved in our processes. Our team of specialists go to the customer, bringing with them everything that is necessary to create the perfect event.
Nexalia services is composed of several complementary services. Over the last two decades we have put together a professional team with a combination of experience and innovation. As well as catering for special events and businesses, we also pride ourselves in our superb cleaning and maintenance services, along with facilities management.
Working with only the best range of suppliers means that we are always confident that our final product or service is of the highest quality. Nexalia Services is certified both in Quality and Environmental Management System (ISO 9001 & 14001), as well as having the strictest quality controls by having our own in-house logistics specialists.
Our experience in facilities management ensures that construction projects are developed in order to generate increased performance, higher quality, superior customer service and facilitate the integration of people with spaces and technology.
My main challenge, but also what I like most about my job, is the constant demand to match and improve our high quality service.
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A very British education in an international setting makes for an extremely dynamic and powerful combination. Our teachers, trainers and support staff are all dedicated to ensuring the very best learning environments.
The British System LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE Our objective is to create open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals who speak fluent English; these are the hallmarks of a British education. Working with pupils ages 2 to 18 years, King’s College schools offer a vast array of opportunities for dynamic and practical learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, of which you can read more detail below.
Pupil’s age at the beginning of school year
Play to learn Ages 2 – 5 | Pre-Nursery to Reception
Exploration and evaluation Ages 6 – 7 | School Years 1 – 2
Communicate and articulate Ages 8 – 11 | School Years 3 – 6
Young children learn through exploration. Everything they do, from kicking a ball, building with blocks and painting, to singing in a group, is done in English and is designed to help them understand their environment. Sometimes it gets messy, but it’s always rewarding and develops them socially, mentally and physically.
A more structured approach to the day helps children to start learning how to read, write and count in English. We still encourage children to explore and play but they are able to describe their discoveries in words and numbers.
Children are naturally curious. In Junior school we encourage them to learn about things that interest them while consolidating their numeracy and literacy skills. We teach children how to apply these basic skills to other subject areas – such as Science, Art and History.
Secondary Sixth Form
Interrogate and debate Ages 11 – 16 | School Years 7 – 11
Think and act Ages 17 – 18 | School Years 12 – 13
University and beyond Age 18+
As children get older we teach them to think more critically. They learn how to investigate, test and think about things rationally. Classes are more focused on formal “subject-based” learning. Nine or ten IGCSE exams are taken at the end of this stage in different subjects.
The final two years at school mark the beginning of adulthood. Pupils make choices and work hard during these years that prepare them for university and then the start of their careers. Once pupils have finished their IGCSEs they choose three or four A Level exams – which are accepted by universities around the world.
Nearly all King’s pupils go on to university, mostly in the UK. Academic success helps guarantee a good career but we also want children who have been to King’s College to become good parents, partners and friends.
The British Way Learning at King’s College schools is not just for academic excellence. Our teachers build lessons to enthuse, entertain and engage our pupils. Following The British Way® of teaching and learning, our pupils gain knowledge from first-hand experience, not just text books. They are encouraged to be creative in their thinking and expected to work hard every day.
We believe that anyone can learn even the most complex mathematical concepts when they are taught in an exciting and thought-provoking way. We know that parents want their children to be numerate and we take our role in this very seriously, to give children the tools to approach maths in ways that inspire and encourage them.
Experimentation and observation are at the heart of learning science. At King’s, we have everything children need to learn by doing – whether using batteries and wires to create circuits in Primary school, or working in one of the purpose-built laboratories to investigate bonding and intermolecular forces in secondary school.
An integral part of a broad British education. Art is celebrated in many areas of school life at King’s College. The creative process of painting, drawing, modelling or designing; all of these activities have an important role to play in our pupils’ education. Learning through practical, hands-on means, creates dynamic and out-of-the box thinkers.
Traditionally sport and team play have been an important part of physical and mental development at British schools. Working hard towards a shared aim gives a sense of achievement. Being part of a team teaches children to understand tactics, cooperation and fair-play. We hope that children at King’s College learn to be chivalrous winners and gracious losers.
Academic Results LIFE AFTER KING’S COLLEGE Our pupils go on to study at the top universities in world, 68% of them in the UK, while many others access top institutions in Spain and the USA. All of our pupils leave with a sense of confidence in themselves and a clear idea of how they can contribute to society.
Joseph, who is studying French and Beginner’s Russian at Oxford developed an aptitude for languages during his time at King’s. Making so many friends from different countries made him realise how important and powerful language can be.
My teachers were not only extremely supportive and constructive with regards to the challenges of A Level, but also helped me to engage in the analytical study of language and literature beyond the syllabus. The level of academic enrichment at King’s encouraged me at every turn, and allowed me to pursue my ambition of studying modern languages. 48
Maite has achieved excellent A level results and is now studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge. To study her passion at a top university had always been a goal of hers.
I have always loved exploring the natural world and I am fortunate to have had teachers who wanted me to question further and expand my knowledge. The close relationship held between students and teachers at King’s is something I have always valued greatly. The facilities at King’s are also exceptional and being able to carry out experiments myself has definitely brought science to life for me.
of our pupils, go on to university directly after completing their studies at King’s College
of our students are accepted to their first choice of university
of the 24 Russell Group* universities have accepted King’s College pupils *24 top UK universities
pupils from King’s College have gone on to study at six of the top ten universities in the world: • Oxford • Cambridge • Stanford
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Our Teachers and Trainers OUR CORE STRENGTH LIES IN THE QUALITY AND COMMITMENT OF OUR TEACHING STAFF Our objective is to deliver engaging and effective teaching and training in order to ensure the highest levels of personal development and academic achievement. Our staff are given the tools and support that they need to create lessons to stimulate children and adults alike, enabling them to consolidate their knowledge and encourage a love of learning from the very first day.
Our rigorous recruitment processes, coupled with our ongoing staff support and development programmes, ensure that we attract and retain the very best employees. All of our employees across the Group are provided with Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, in order to ensure that they remain at the leading edge of their professions. In our schools, our UK-qualified and native British teaching staff, are supported by academic leaders, administrative staff, technical support, ancillary staff and of course senior management, who are all committed to upholding our values and culture of educational excellence.
We apply the same rigour when recruiting Trainers, support staff and administrators for our Business Units, because everything that we do revolves around the people in our organisation, of whom we are immensely proud.
We place a great importance on the recruitment process and ongoing CPD that we offer to all our employees. Because we understand that happy, motivated and engaged employees work hard, look forward to developing their careers with us and can secure the best results for our students and customers. Roberto Martín, Chief Resources Officer, King’s Group
Safeguarding is one of the most important aspects of the work we do and interlinks with many areas of school life. Our staff are fully trained in Safeguarding policies, understanding how it underpins the education that we offer. The welfare of our pupils is not only our priority, but it is extremely important for the child’s learning. When pupils are safe and happy, they engage in the lesson and their learning is optimised. June Donnan, Deputy Headteacher King’s College School & Designated Safeguarding Leader
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King’s College Madrid Soto de Viñuelas Paseo de los Andes, 35 Madrid 28760 Spain
King’s College Alicante Glorieta del Reino Unido 5 El Palmeral-Urbanova-Tabarca Alicante 03008 Spain
King’s College Saint Michaels Oldwood Road Tenbury Wells Worcestershire WR15 8PH United Kingdom
King’s College School La Moraleja Paseo de Alcobendas, 5 Madrid 28109 Spain
King’s Infant School Elche Calle Antonio Valero Agulló, 7 03203 Elche Spain
King’s College Panama Edificio 518 Calle al Hospital Clayton Panama Republic of Panama
King’s Infant School Chamartín Calle Prieto Ureña 9–E Madrid 28016 Spain
King’s College Murcia Calle Pez Volador s/n Urb. La Torre Golf Resort Roldán, Murcia 30709 Spain
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