It is difficult to avoid History at a school re-founded by Henry VIII nearly five hundred years ago and we are very fortunate to be based on a site of great historical interest. Edgar Tower, home to the school archives, is the entrance to the original Benedictine monastery, whilst the monks' dining room - the refectory - is now College Hall - the school assembly hall.
 

The school gardens, College Green and the playground were once a Norman motte and bailey castle, the playground later developing into the county prison. In the seventeenth century, the Battle of Worcester was fought in and around the school, with Charles II watching the defeat of his forces from the top of the Cathedral tower. Naturally, we make full use of our local history resources and our exceptional position.

 

All pupils at King’s study History for the first three years at the school. Topics range from the ever popular Norman Conquest to the study of the Industrial Revolution, the First World War and Twentieth Century America. 

At GCSE pupils follow a course designed to resonate with students today and help them to gain new insights into the world around them. We aim to cover a wide range of topics and skills to ensure that we cater for

all interests. 

 

 



 

 

All pupils at King’s study History for the first three years at the school. Topics range from the ever popular Norman Conquest to the study of the Industrial Revolution, the First World War and Twentieth Century America. 

At GCSE pupils follow a course designed to resonate with students today and help them to gain new insights into the world around them. We aim to cover a wide range of topics and skills to ensure that we cater for

all interests. 

 

 

 



Highlights

  • History Club for Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth
  • Dedicated school library
  • Engaging lessons with a range of activities and focused students
  • Strong links to the School Archives
  • Trips throughout the school; including Goodrich Castle, the America Museum, the Doctors Show as well as overnight trips to the Battlefields, Paris, and Moscow