Superflashy School News!
Woo-hoo! King’s High has just been announced as The Sunday Times West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year, 2019.
Independent girls’ secondary school, King’s High in Warwick, has just received some incredible news…
Today it has been named The Sunday Times West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year, 2019 – huge congratulations!
This year saw the girls achieve outstanding exam results and King’s was ranked nationally 21st for Independent Girls’ Schools, 49th of all Independent Schools, for A-Levels, and 31st of all Independent Girls’ Schools for GCSEs.
Girls divide 50-50 between going on to study STEM and Arts subjects at university and King’s has not one but two recent Old Girls in HBO hit TV series Game of Thrones – Sophie Turner and Gemma Whelan. This Spring, girls organised a live link-up with an astronaut on the International Space Station.
The nomination comes at a momentous time in the school’s 139-year history. In September 2019, King’s moves from Warwick town centre into new world-class facilities alongside Warwick School, creating what has been called ‘the best of both worlds – single-sex education for girls and boys, in a shared social environment,’ and ‘an education powerhouse for the Midlands’.
Richard Nicholson, Head Master of King’s High, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted for our girls, staff and parents. This is a tremendous accolade, recognising both the girls’ achievements, and the all-round experience we offer. Whilst we are thrilled that King’s has been recognised in this way, we are not at all complacent. All that we do is focused on ensuring that we offer each of our girls the very best of educations. In a rapidly changing world, that remains our commitment.’
Earlier this year the school was shortlisted in the Times Educational Supplement Independent Schools Awards for Senior School of the Year, Strategic Educational Innovation, and Wellbeing Initiative. It also received an ‘excellent’ in the 2017 ISI Inspection.
Read my review of King’s High here.