The King's School

Secondary
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Pupils
1169
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Boys
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(21/5/08)
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NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The King's School, Grantham is a medium sized selective grammar school for boys aged between 11 and 18. Students are drawn from across south-east Lincolnshire and parts of Nottinghamshire. There are 962 students on roll, of whom 251 are sixth form students. The school population reflects a wide social and economic background but overall, socio-economic indicators are well above average. The school has very low levels of students entitled to free school meals and a well below average proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The majority of students are White British with students of minority ethnic backgrounds making up around 8% of the school population. The school has held specialist college status for business and enterprise since 2003 and is currently awaiting re-designation. It has achieved Artsmark and Sportsmark awards. The school runs its sixth form provision in conjunction with a local secondary school for girls.

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The King's School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“A consistently impressive school over the seven years our sons have been there.”
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"> We have two sons at King's (Yrs. 13 and 11) and have been very impressed with the school throughout. The school and staff get the teaching, learning, basics and results right which is to some extent what we expected. However, the X-factor at King's lies in:- the range of experiences and opportunities that students are exposed to; the school's understanding of how young men interact and mature over time; the balance struck between traditional and progressive values; and the school's commitment to its core values. All of these elements allow for students of different abilities and from different backgrounds to flourish which makes for a purposeful and positive environment.
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