A sense of history permeates every brick of our remarkable school, from the medieval Edgar Tower, housing the oldest classroom in the country, to the ancient College Hall. Around every corner, stunning, contemporary architecture blends seamlessly with the ancient fabric of the school, in a way that encapsulates the school’s ethos perfectly, respecting the school’s proud history, and traditional values, whilst embracing technology and innovative teaching methods.
Alive with history
The King’s School in Worcester dates back to 1541, when it was refounded on the orders of Henry VIII. We are one of England’s leading academic day schools for boys and girls, along with two Junior Schools as part of our Foundation.
King’s Worcester enjoys a wonderful location adjacent to the cathedral, with fantastic sporting facilities on site, an amazing boathouse, and some of the most beautiful playing fields in the country.
A 21st Century Education in the heart of historic Worcester
Throughout our history we have built upon our distinctive characteristics and enhanced our strengths. Our reputation for academic excellence is still evident today, along with a progressive and forward-thinking attitude that incorporates state-of-the-art technology, the very best teaching methods, and a pastoral and well-being programme that ensures all pupils are well supported to cope with the demands of modern life.
In addition to our forward-thinking attitude, pupils fully engage in the traditions of the school, many of which remain popular with Old Vigornians. These include formal assembles in College Hall and regular assemblies in Worcester Cathedral.
Ancient buildings and state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities
A development programme costing in the region of £30 million over the last fifteen years has produced a new administrative centre, a centre for English and Classics with ICT rooms, a new base for Mathematics, with three PE rooms, a new Music School, a new Library and Careers Centre, a new Art School, an expanded and refurbished Design and Technology Department, the refitting of all thirteen science laboratories, a modern languages computer centre, a new Reception area, and major improvements to our 300-seat John Moore Theatre. We have greatly improved our playground provision for all ages.
A substantial gift from a former pupil covered the entire cost of an eye-catching new boathouse on site with accompanying social and changing facilities. The purchase of a second (larger) pub on the perimeter of the Senior School site has enabled us to build a Sports and Performing Arts Centre with a new sports hall and gym, a Dance Studio, a Drama Studio, an indoor climbing wall, additional classrooms, and a Sixth Form centre. Find out more about our outstanding facilities.