The King’s School is an inclusive learning community whose purpose is to provide the best possible education for its students so that they can become principled, confident and flexible adults.
King’s is a thriving school, rooted in a rich history but looking to the future with eagerness and preparing students to meet a future characterised by rapid change.
The school prides itself on being part of the wider Grantham community. Students are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the school and to be active in the community for the good of others.
We seek success at the highest level – in the classroom, on the sports field, through entrepreneurial opportunity and through artistic and dramatic activities. As a grammar school we have a clear aim: to maximise the potential of every student within a supportive environment.
As a full selective Academy Grammar School, King’s is committed to raising educational standards and developing students’ skills and expertise, engaging with the community and sharing good practice with other schools.
The school traces its history back to 1329 when the first teacher was appointed. In 1528 the school was re-endowed by Bishop Foxe of Winchester who also founded Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The school library, a grade 1 listed building, was the original School House. Among the school’s many old boys are Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, and Sir Isaac Newton.
Today the school is flourishing and expanding to meet local demand. The strong interest in places results in oversubscription for 11+ entry each year. The sixth form serves as a centre of excellence for over two hundred students who transfer from our own Year 11, and also from other secondary schools.
We believe in traditional values of honesty and respect and seek to develop the qualities of versatility and leadership. In every way we want to raise expectations and to seek excellence. We aim to develop mature and balanced young men, able to occupy positions of responsibility in business, industry, commerce and the academic world.
The full school prospectus can be viewed at the link below.