Joining King's at age 11

When it comes to the move to ‘big school’ at age 11, many parents assume that the best choice is to progress straight to a senior school that has an 11+ intake and runs all the way to 16 or 18. At King’s Schools, we have a different way of making this key transition. In our two-site model, pupils joining at 11 begin in the more intimate atmosphere of King’s Hall School, where they find their feet before moving at 13 to our senior school, King’s College.

11 + girls with books KHS

The benefits of our two-site approach

  • As senior members of the prep school, the Year 7 and 8 pupils are entrusted with real responsibility and learn invaluable skills of leadership.
  • The final two years of a prep school are terrifically enjoyable and amount to a rich and exciting educational experience in their own right.
  • The move for an 11-year-old into the world of 16 or 18-year-olds can be quite daunting. Our later transition, at age 13, allows our pupils to grow as individuals.
  • The age, in terms of social development, from 11 to 18 is huge. When they arrive at the College at the age of 13, pupils find it much easier to relate to the senior boys and girls. Relationships between the age groups are excellent and wholly positive as a result.
  • The two-site model ensures that facilities and approaches are age-appropriate to a greater degree than is possible on a single site.
  • Both schools have their own bespoke facilities including swimming pools, all-weather hockey pitches, science laboratories, design technology centres, sports grounds and theatres.
  • A change of venue after two years is an exciting and refreshing change.

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