King’s College School

Overview of Kings College School and 11 Plus information

Address: King’s College School, Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT



Boys – Yes

Girls – Sixth Form only

School Size – c. 840 – 860

King’s College School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

King’s College School 11 Plus Exam – English, mathematics and verbal reasoning


King’s College School – Overview

Founded by royal charter in 1829 as the junior department of King’s College London, King’s College School was originally located in the Strand. It moved to Wimbledon in 1897 and is now a selective, independent day school for boys aged 7 – 18 and girls aged 16 – 18.  By Act of Parliament, the corporation of King’s College School is a body corporate constituted for the purpose of carrying on the school.  Its functions are discharged by the Governing Body.

The school aims to provide an education, which enables bright boys and girls to develop independent and enquiring minds and realise their academic potential, in a safe and friendly and mutually supportive environment. It seeks to offer every opportunity for strong personal growth across an extensive range of creative, cultural, sporting and service activities.  The school is Anglican, but welcomes pupils of all faiths and backgrounds.  It has a strong commitment to both its charitable role in the community and its duty to develop responsible citizens.

The great majority of pupils have parents of British nationality, but a small number of other ethnic groups are represented in the school. Well over half of all entrants at age 13 come from King’s College Junior School.  Scores in standardized tests taken on entry indicate that, in every age group, the average ability of the pupils is far above the national average.  The girls’ academic profile is slightly higher than the boys’.

Girls were first admitted to the sixth form in 2010. The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) course is available in the sixth form.

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