Founded in 1502, the King’s School in Macclesfield is one of England’s great schools, building on its traditional values to offer a stunning range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.
With over 1250 pupils, King’s ‘diamond structure’ provides a blend of single sex education and co-education. The school takes boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 18, providing co-education in the infants and juniors, single sex teaching in Senior Divisions (11 – 16) and brings the students back together once again for a co-educational Sixth Form. This superb system not only delivers huge educational benefits, but also offers small school communities enabling King’s to be the very happy, friendly school for which it is renowned.
Academic results are excellent. King’s is the top performing school in the league tables for Cheshire East at both GCSE and A Level. In the Infant & Junior Division, the results at Key Stages 1 and 2 are up to four times the national average. GCSE results are amongst the highest in the region with 60% at A*/A grade. The vast majority of students go on to further education at their first choice of university. This year, King’s has a ‘dazzling dozen’ students with Oxbridge offers, which represents about 10% of Year 13.
King’s is about so much more than just academic endeavour though. It offers an outstanding range of opportunities for all its pupils from orchestras to fencing, debating to surfing, rugby to equestrian club and mandarin to zoology club. Students recently returned from a 31 day trip to Namibia, where they helped the San tribespeople to build a new water source. Currently, around 50 boys are planning a rugby tour to South Africa and around 30 girls are organising a netball and hockey tour to Barbados.
The list is long and rich, giving pupils fantastic opportunities to discover and develop their talents. King’s truly delivers a broad and rounded education.