Welcome to King’s

Joining a new school is an exciting and sometimes a little daunting experience.  We all know what it’s like to start somewhere new and it’s important to remember that all pupils and teachers were once new to King’s too. King’s is a very warm and welcoming school and we are all very much looking forward to you becoming part of our family 

We are sure that many of you will be feeling both excited and nervous about starting senior school. Tensure you are ready for a brilliant year ahead, we have brought together everything you need to know about life in the Lower Years at King’s Worcester. 

On our ‘Joining King’s’ Hub you will find: 

Induction Events

If you are joining us in Year 7, you have now been invited to an Induction Event on Thursday 30th June 2022. Here you will have an opportunity to experience a tour of the campus, meet your Tutors & our Headmaster, Mr Doodes and also ask any questions you may have. Don’t forget to make a note of these questions as and when you think of them.  

If you are joining us in Year 8 then you will be contacted soon with opportunities to visit us for an induction.

We are all looking forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks and months. September will be here soon and, shortly after that, you will feel as though you have always been part of ‘Big King’s’! 

Getting Around King’s Worcester

We understand that moving up to King’s Worcester from either of our junior schools or your current primary or prep school can feel a little daunting. You have gone from being at the top of your current school and knowing your way around, to a much bigger place with lots of buildings, facilities and classrooms to find. You can download (and print) the map below.

Download the King’s Worcester map

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You can also visit our 360o interactive virtual tour so you can familiarise yourself with the King’s Worcester campus before you start.

Getting to (and from) King’s

Travelling to King’s Worcester is straightforward, as the city and school are served by a good road network, has two train stations, and many daily coaches/buses covering a wide radius and fitting in with the school day. For more information on all the different transport options, view the Transport page of our website.

Following our recent Foundation-wide Transport Survey, we were delighted to share information on our new transport network, which launched for pupils in Year 3 upwards in September 2021. To find out more visit our Transport Update Hub.

Lower Years Uniform

Our uniform is a very important part of our identity and is designed to allow pupils to feel smart and comfortable in their day-to-day activities.

We were pleased to introduce a new uniform and sports kit across the Foundation in September 2021. As well as a new design, we appointed two new suppliers to ensure the best possible service for our families.

The existing uniform will be phased out over the next year, with it becoming mandatory for all pupils from September 2023.

Year 7

New pupils joining in Year 7 will be asked to purchase the new uniform and Sports Kit from Schoolblazer (our new uniform provider) and Tacklebag (our new Sports Kit provider). This will ensure that specific year groups will, where possible, have the same uniform.

Year 8

New pupils joining Year 8 in September 2022 will also be joining their peers in the new uniform.

For information on the new uniform and where to purchase new and existing uniform, please visit our uniform update page.

Meet Fourth Form Pupils, Ryan & Caitlin

Current Lower Fourth Pupil, Ryan and Upper Fourth Pupil, Caitlin offer an insight into joining King’s and life at the Senior School.

Settling In – Pupil Top Tips

We all know that making the transition from your Primary or Junior School can be a big step, that’s why we’ve enlisted the help of our current Year 7 pupils. Like you, they were once new to King’s and so have come up with some handy tips to help ensure you are prepared for your move to King’s Worcester.

Clubs & Activities

Whether you’re sporty, creative, a keen debater, or interested in coding, we have over one hundred clubs and societies at King’s Worcester, so our pupils develop a range of skills and qualities. Our co-curriculum encourages life-long interests and healthy, creative, and fulfilling habits of body and mind. A great way to visualise the different categories is on our interactive Co-Curriculum Wheel.

Here are just a few of the exciting clubs and activities you can join at King’s:

  • Debating
  • Technical Theatre Club
  • WRAITH (‘Writing, Reading and Imaginative Thinking’)
  • Chess Club
  • Orchestra
  • Digital Media Club
  • Streetdance
  • Quiz Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Craft Club
  • Politics Club
  • Choir
  • Robotics and Engineering
  • Table Tennis
  • Guitar Group
  • Fencing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Himalayan Club
  • Equestrian Club

To see how the different activities fit into your King’s timetable, you can download this academic year’s (2021-2022) club and activity timetable. You will be provided with an updated version of this timetable when you arrive at King’s as offerings, times and are likely to have changed for next academic year (2022-2023).

Rowing at The King's School, Worcester

Music Lessons at King’s

Musical opportunities at King’s are extensive; with a wide range of orchestras, ensembles, choirs and open mic nights you can get involved with. Whether you have never picked up an instrument before or you are looking to further develop your skills, we also offer music lessons at King’s for the following instruments:

Voice Flute Violin Double Bass
Piano Oboe Viola Cornet
Electric/Bass Guitar  Clarinet  Cello Trombone
Acoustic Guitar Bassoon  Organ Trumpet
Orchestral Percussion Saxophone Drums French Horn

If you are interested in having music lessons in one or more instruments, just fill out the form below. Please only complete this form to request new lessons, King’s St Alban’s pupils who currently have music lessons need not complete the form.

Music Lesson Booking Form

All music lessons are £195 per term (assuming 10 lessons a term) and we aim to provide 30 lessons per year. Instrumental/Voice teachers will invoice parents directly.

  • Lessons will continue from term to term unless half a term’s notice is given in writing. Lessons which have been arranged and are not attended will be charged.

Keep in Touch

As well as the virtual induction you have to look forward to, you can always keep in touch with what’s going on at King’s Worcester on our social media channels:

We also have a pupil-led school radio and podcast, The King’s Voice. You can listen to previous episodes here.

You can also sign-up for our school newsletter, which goes out bi-weekly during term-time:

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