Welcome to the King’s House School Senior Department, home to the boys from Years 4-8.
In their first year here, Year 4, the boys have a form base where they have their English and Maths lessons but they start to take advantage of the wonderful facilities here too and have some lessons in specialist rooms.
There are separate Art and Design Technology room, two Computing suites, Science laboratories, a theatre, sports hall and many other subject specific rooms (as well as a three big outdoor play areas).
From Year 4 the boys have the advantage of learning in these spaces and from Year 5 they move to specialist classrooms and teachers for all subjects. As well as the traditional academic subjects the boys also have weekly lessons in Art, DT, Music, Computing, Drama and PE – plus two games sessions per week.
There’s a great emphasis on being busy and involved in lots of different areas of school life. Each year group does a play every year, so all the boys are involved in drama. In terms of sport, we have plenty of fixtures for the whole year group and there are lots of opportunities to take part in and perform Music, as well as shine in Art and DT. Each year group enjoys a residential trip away too – as well as many day outings to local places of interest.
The boys are well-prepared academically and as they build up to entrance and pre-tests in Year 6, there is a greater emphasis on exam and interview practice and preparation.
In their final year here, in Year 8, all the boys take on positions of responsibility too, including buddying our Year 4 boys.