King’s College School, Wimbledon


King’s College School, Wimbledon is a kind, inclusive and purposeful community for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18. While pupils’ exceptional success in public examinations makes King’s one of the world’s leading schools, a true King’s education is so much more. 

We are committed to widening access and can provide financial support to families whose only barrier to joining is the cost of school fees. Last year we awarded bursary support totalling more than £1.3 million. We offer free (100% bursaries) and subsidised places (partial bursaries) at the main entry points to the senior school, year 7 (11+), year 9 (13+) and lower sixth (16+).  As an academically selective school, all pupils must take part in the academic admissions process, including pupils whose families are applying for financial support.  

Intellectual endeavour and a progressive spirit have been at the heart of life at King’s since it was founded by Royal Charter in 1829, as part of the university of King’s College London. The school motto, ‘sancte et sapienter’ (with holiness and with wisdom), encapsulates the importance placed on both the mind and the spirit of the whole person. King’s prepares pupils to forge their own path with the confidence and heart of our lion, guided by their learning and strong values.  

Outstanding pastoral care is central to the school’s success. All pupils are placed in a house, form and cross-year tutor group. Tutors remain with pupils throughout their time at school and pupils are also supported by our counsellors, chaplain, the learning enrichment department and equality, diversity and inclusivity mentors.  

 A King’s education is focused on pupils’ adventure of learning and discovery both inside and outside the classroom. The school week is structured to enable pupils to have plenty of time to enjoy our phenomenal range of 150 extra-curricular activities, clubs, and societies. There are a vast array of academic enrichment activities, including an inspiring lecture programme and weekly visiting speakers, all designed to broaden pupils’ minds and feed their intellectual inquisitiveness. There are also an abundance of opportunities in the creative arts and sport, alongside activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Combined Cadet Force, and volunteering to take part in our community projects – which are central to life at King’s.   

We encourage any family who would have difficulties affording the schools fees to please visit our website or to get in touch via email ([email protected]). Bursaries are awarded on a means-tested basis, and we treat each family as unique to ensure that you get the financial support that best suits your needs. For example, a bursary award may cover 100% of school fees plus extra costs like school uniform, lunches, trips and equipment as well. This allows us to offer talented children a King’s education regardless of their family’s financial position.   

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