King’s College India, is a British day, weekly and full boarding school, located on a 23-acre site in the city of Rohtak, Haryana, close to Delhi. The school believes in the holistic development of children by opening a world full of possibilities, with global exposure, personalised learning, and passion pathways. It extends the 140-year-old legacy of King‘s College, with an evolving British culture and Indian touch.
King’s College broke new ground by opening the first British partnership school in India in 2017.
Until partition, Rohtak was regarded as an educational hub in India. It houses universities and medical colleges, but this is the first truly international school in the region. Rohtak has been earmarked by the Indian government for extensive industrial growth and is already the base for a number of major multinational companies in India.
The initiative has been supported by UK educational services company, Anglo Schools International Services, headed by former Chairman of the UK Society of Heads, David Boddy.
We see India as a large and exciting market, with 500 million young people under 25. The education on offer here in Somerset has been replicated as much as possible in the new school and our experienced Indian partners want to instill the best of British educational values. The benefits to King’s College will be significant, not least the establishment of a direct link to a part of the world which will inevitably play a major role in the lives of our pupils.
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Construction of the school is strikingly attractive, with a core of buildings enclosing a spacious circular garden and amphitheatre, mirroring that of our own here in Taunton. Facilities for boarding and sport (including cricket, football and golf) are outstanding.
Education and Ethos
We have chosen not to follow the more usual franchise route into international development. Instead, we have formed a full partnership with a group of Indian educationalists. Education inspired by a Christian ethos is very popular in India, and British expertise is highly valued.
Eventually the school will provide for 1250 day and boarding pupils aged 6 to 18. The school will follow the UK Common Entrance programme, followed by IGCSEs and A levels.