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King's College School

About Us

A Royal Charter founded the School in 1829 as the junior department of the newly established King’s College of the University of London. Based in the Strand, the School was an immediate success. Many early pupils became eminent in public affairs, the arts and sciences and for much of the nineteenth century it was the School’s financial strength which sustained the College.

Needing space to expand, the School moved to Wimbledon in 1897 and was separated constitutionally from the College by a 1905 Act, which created the present Governing Body. The Junior School was established as a separate school in 1912.

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Our Mission Statement

We are a leading independent prep school with 420 boys and girls aged 4 - 13. We are large enough to provide a full range of options and facilities, but small enough to give a 'family feel' where the teachers can get to know all of the children. The school enjoys an excellent academic reputation, with a pleasing number of leavers winning scholarships to senior schools in various disciplines.


  • To provide a broad, balanced and well rounded education for pupils at KCS.
  • To challenge pupils to fulfil their abilities and encourage and promote academic, musical and sporting excellence as well as giving pupils opportunity to be involved in a variety of extra curricular activities.
  • To build a firm foundation providing the skills upon which pupils go forward to their senior schools.

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