Whether on the sports field, in the theatre, on the river, in the mountains, or in the classroom, whatever the pupils’ interests are, King’s Worcester provides a world of opportunity, ensuring that their time here is much more than just going to school; rather, it is a life-enriching experience where they are able to become ever more curious, caring and confident.
At King’s Worcester, our pupils understand the importance of working hard academically and balancing that by taking part in a wealth of co-curricular opportunities which help develop our key values of ambition, resilience, humility, creativity, and kindness. These are characteristics that we believe will be transferred into the classroom and a pupil’s education, driven by our mission to seek excellence in everything we do and provide an outstanding preparation for life.
Whether pupils have an existing interest or are keen to try something new, King’s Worcester provides a range of co-curricular activities to complement academic studies and enrich every pupil’s time at school. King’s is always looking for ways to ensure that pupils are supported and motivated to develop and enhance new talents, to explore new learning adventures, and ultimately realise their ambitions. In so many ways, they are all shaped by King’s.
The school for us is about so much more than academic success. The pupils are encouraged to be themselves, to achieve and contribute to school life via co-curricular activities and, most importantly, to fall in love with learning. We are interested in inspiring intellectual interests and building life skills which will sustain them long after their time in school.
Discover excitement beyond the classroom
There are over 100 clubs and activities on offer to ensure we encourage lifelong interests as well as healthy, creative, and fulfilling habits of body and mind.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a particular strength here. Last year, fourteen of the Upper Sixth achieved their Gold Award, and the school had the highest percentage completion rate across the three award levels of all independent schools in the county. The school has its own outdoor education centre, called the Old Chapel, in the Black Mountains in Wales, and pupils benefit from regular expeditions and residential courses based there. The popular Combined Cadet Force is made up of two sections: Army and RAF.
Pupils have the opportunity to develop initiative, ingenuity and expertise in real-work situations and simulations; for example, there is a thriving Lego Robotics Club, a pupil-led Engineering Club participating in the Land Rover sponsored 4 x 4 Challenge, a highly successful Young Enterprise Scheme, and a popular involvement with the Engineering Education Scheme.
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The creative and performing arts at King’s are very well supported. Choral music benefits from the excellent facilities on offer and from a steady stream of ex-Choristers, whose leadership and experience are of great value.
Musicians can take part in a wide variety of musical opportunities attuned to different abilities and musical tastes: orchestras, Jazz Band, Wind Band, small ensembles and ’Open Mic Night’ are some of them.
Drama and Dance benefit from the use of their own studios and a fine theatre. The Art Department hosts regular exhibitions by visiting professional artists and runs various events for families as well as for pupils.
Language exchanges are taken seriously at King’s and through this cultural exchange of ideas across Europe, the pupils broaden their horizons.
Discover sporting excellence
On the sporting front the school is busy, inclusive, well equipped and successful at local, regional and national levels. The Athlete Development Programme offers individualised training programmes for exceptionally talented individuals, but everyone is encouraged to take part and enjoy physical activity. Rugby, netball, hockey, football, cricket, swimming, and rowing enjoyed notable successes last year. With excellent facilities, including our own swimming pool, an award-winning boathouse with world-class equipment, a fitness suite, climbing wall, two sports halls and 50 acres of playing fields, there are opportunities for everyone to keep fit and compete at every level.
Community engagement and helping local charities are key elements in the life of pupils at King’s Worcester. There are a number of well-established partnerships with local maintained schools and activities have included school quizzes, Maths challenges and workshops in music, sports, and drama. Local schools, charities and community groups use the school facilities. Each year, pupils are involved in a wide range of fundraising activities for local and national charities. For example, the Sixth Form Charity Committee organises a Lower Years disco, a Christmas party for senior citizens, and a summer party for children from a local special school.
To be curious, to be caring, to be confident
“Pupils achieve highly in both academic and extra-curricular areas and especially so in art, drama, music and sport.”