The King’s School Worcester

The King’s School Worcester is a dynamic and supportive Senior School, where pupils aged 11 to 18 discover their passions in a world of opportunity.

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    The King’s School Worcester

    A 21st Century Education in the heart of historic Worcester. 

    A sense of history permeates every brick of this remarkable school, from the medieval Edgar Tower to the ancient College Hall. Around every corner however, stunning, contemporary architecture blends seamlessly with the ancient fabric of the school, and that encapsulates the school’s ethos perfectly, respecting the school’s proud history, and traditional values, whilst embracing technology and innovative teaching methods.

    The King’s School Worcester is a dynamic and supportive community where pupils discover and develop their passions in the classroom and beyond. A community made up not just of pupils but also of dedicated teachers. Pastoral care at King’s is not just a complementary practice, it is a caring approach fully integrated and interwoven into the fabric of teaching and learning; the school’s organisation and engagement with the world beyond the school gates.

    Through the school’s focus on the development of each individual, they provide a genuinely caring environment where young people can thrive and develop as curious and engaged members of the King’s community and a broader society.  The school’s ethos emphasises mutual respect, openness, and warmth; it is the quality of relationships within the school that makes the pastoral care at King’s so special.

    The young people who come to King’s do outstandingly well academically (the school is not only one of the highest-ranking school in Worcestershire, but in 2019 was one of the Top 10 in the West Midlands,) because they enjoy what is on offer and throw themselves into the opportunities which school life presents and push themselves to give their best. They develop a passion for learning inside and outside of the classroom, a curiosity about the world and a desire to know more about it which will last long after they leave school.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 780 Boys / / 648 Girls

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1541

    Location Description

    The King’s School Worcester is at the centre of the historic city of Worcester and yet the Worcestershire countryside is just minutes away. The school enjoys a wonderful location adjacent to the Cathedral and the heart of the community is College Green. For a city centre site, it is extraordinarily well hidden from view, and that may partly explain why it feels like a world of its own that cocoons students and adults alike. There are fantastic sporting facilities on site, an amazing boathouse and 43 acres of the most beautiful playing fields in the country across the river.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Gareth Doodes

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Vickie Peckston, Registrar.

    5 College Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LL

    Tel: General enquiries: 01905 721700



    A stunning blend of contemporary architecture and ancient history

    Historic buildings sit alongside sophisticated architecture and purpose-built facilities: The Keyes Building incorporates a new sports hall and fitness suite, a three-storey indoor climbing wall, two dance and drama studios, an outdoor sculpture gallery, a Sixth Form centre with meeting and seminar rooms and extensive new teaching facilities. The John Moore Theatre is a purpose built 300 seat, licensed theatre and the magnificent Art School building offers five studios, workshops, offices, a gallery (the Sir Terry Frost Gallery), an art library and ICT space.

    Discovering new experiences and getting involved in activities that stretch both mind and body are what make the days at King’s Worcester special.  In addition to music, drama and sporting activities, there are over 100 clubs that are enjoyed by the pupils. From chess and Mandarin, to sub-aqua and climbing, there is something for everyone to get involved in. For the adventurous there is The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for which they have received an exceptional 79 gold awards over the last 3 years, a Cadet Force that has achieved outstanding success in regional and national competitions, and the school’s own outdoor activity centre in the beautiful Welsh mountains.

    Pupils travel far and wide, enjoying Art workshops in St. Ives, History trips, Geography trips to the Alps, Politics trips to London and Washington, and Sports tours to locations such as New Zealand and Sri Lanka, just a few of the incredible opportunities to explore the world, expand horizons and create memories that last a lifetime which King’s provides.

    The King’s School’s extensive playing fields, lying in the imposing shadow of Worcester Cathedral, are home to rugby, football and cricket pitches for the boys and netball, rounders and tennis for the girls. A purpose built off-campus AstroTurf hockey pitch, a six lane 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool and an award-winning boathouse all add to the impressive sports facilities.

    Sixth Form students benefit from a dedicated Sixth Form centre too. The website offers a useful insight into the facilities available.

    At The King’s School pupils’ academic school life is complemented with a plethora of extra-curricular activities, examples of which can be seen  at


    The King’s School Worcester offers academic and music scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+. For more information please visit our website.

    Entrance Requirements

    11+/12+/13+: Entrance test, with testing day for entry.

    16 +: Entrance test and personal statement, with testing day for entry.

    Please visit our website for more information



    Years 7 – 13: £5,765 per term.

    All pupils are assumed to be having school lunches. The termly charge is £270 in Years 7 and 8 and £287 in Years 9-13

    Music Tuition: A maximum of £210 per term. Hire of instruments (if required): £35 per term.

    Sibling Discount: A reduction in fees (10% for a third child and 15% for a fourth child) will be given in cases when three or more siblings are pupils at the school (including the junior schools) together. These reductions only apply to full-time Kindergarten children.

    Bursaries are available, please contact the school for details


    HMC School, Independent Schools Inspectorate, Choir Schools Association


    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Whether you are looking for a place in our main joining points (Year 7, Year 9 or the Sixth Form) or at a midpoint (Year 8 or Year 10) a visit to King’s provides the perfect opportunity to find out more about the academic, pastoral, and co-curricular opportunities available here at King’s.

    At an open morning or private tour, you will have the chance to have a full tour of our fantastic facilities and classrooms, an introduction from our Headmaster, Mr Gareth Doodes and the opportunity to talk to staff and pupils about life here at King’s Worcester.

    We run two Open Mornings a year, in September and January. However, we welcome visitors for a private tour during a normal school day at any point throughout the year. To arrange such a visit, please contact our Registrar Mrs Vickie Peckston on 01905 721742.

    During a Private Tour you will be welcomed by Headmaster Mr Doodes, Taken on a tour of our fantastic facilities by a member of staff and will be able to see everything that an education at King’s can offer your child with the added bonus of your private Tour being able to be tailored towards your child’s individual academic & co-curricular interests.

    Alternatively please view our virtual prospectus :


    What’s been happening at the School?

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    • School Monitors Announced for 2021-2022...

      Following on from an extensive application and interview process, Mr Doodes was delighted this week to appoint the new School Monitors for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. School Monitor is a prestigious role here at King’s and one in which students can really show their most positive attributes. The following pupils will be our...

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    • King’s Worcester Named in Top...

      With a long-standing cricket tradition spanning the school’s history and our commitment to coaching young cricketers, we are delighted to share the news that we have been named by the prestigious Cricketer Schools Guide 2021 as one of the UK’s Top 100 cricketing schools.  The Cricketer Schools Guide 2021 lists what it judges to be the 100...

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    • 2020-21 Arts Award Kicks off...

      We’re incredibly proud of our Arts Award offering here at King’s. We’ve had our Trinity Champion Centre status confirmed for 2020-21 and continue to operate as a centre of excellence. Our core team of trained Arts Award Advisers has welcomed new members this year. Miss Williams and Miss Gamble from the Drama Department, and Mrs...

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    • King’s Worcester welcomes new Headmaster,...

      King’s Worcester is excited to ring in the new academic year by welcoming new Headmaster, Gareth Doodes.   Gareth brings 20 years of education experience to school in his position as Foundation Headmaster. He joins from Dover College, where he was Headmaster for the past six years. During his career he has taken up several leadership roles at...

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    • A level Results 2020 –...

      King’s students are celebrating an excellent set of A level results. With these results, students have been accepted onto an impressively wide range of courses at leading Universities, including Engineering, Art, Midwifery, Law, Medicine, Physiotherapy and Business Management. Overall, 59% of results were graded at A* – A, 84% graded A* – B and 96%...

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    • GCSE Results 2020 – King’s...

      We are pleased that our pupils have finally received their grades against a national backdrop of uncertainty around GCSE and A level grading. The school is reassured that the percentage of A* -C /9 – 4 results are comparable with previous years, demonstrating the hard work pupils have put in throughout the year. The grades...

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    • Upper Sixth Virtual Art Exhibition...

      We are delighted to be able to share this year’s Upper Sixth end of year exhibition with you. It’s a shame this cannot be a live exhibition but we hope you enjoy viewing the work here in our virtual Gallery. The Upper Sixth students have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and the work created...

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    • #Worcester2Worcester Challenge

      On Friday 12th June the King’s Foundation will begin the #Worcester2Worcester challenge to raise money for two extremely worthwhile charities. We are asking the King’s community to travel the distance between Worcester (UK) to Worcester (South Africa). The school has a strong affiliation to South Africa, having run numerous sports tours to the country and worked with many local charities....

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      Posted: October 23rd, 2019 On Wednesday 16th October a team of four students from the Upper Sixth took part in the Physics Olympics at Malvern College. The day consisted of the team doing six experimental challenges, each with a 25 minute time limit. The day then concluded with a lecture on gravitational wave astronomy given...

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      Posted: October 23rd, 2019 Fourteen students (LR to U6) accompanied by 2 staff had a very successful weekend at the 2019 Model United Nations conference hosted by Cheadle Hulme School (CHS). The team came home with a long list of prizes including the much-coveted title of Outstanding Delegation of MUNCH 19. The annual conference is one...

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      Students at the King’s School, Worcester have enjoyed another successful examination season with over 40% of results graded at A*-A,...

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      On Wednesday 26th June the Economics and Business Department took nine students to the inaugural QuBEc Cup Competition at Queen’s...

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      On Saturday 8th June, thirty-three King’s pupils competed in the County Championships, with many having qualified for multiple events. Despite...

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      Last Friday Cadet Sergeant Will Gorner led a team of ten army cadets to Nesscliffe Training Area to take part...

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