King’s School (Macclesfield)
|Type:||Day / Co-ed|
|Head's Name:||Simon Hyde|
The King’s School in Macclesfield is one of England’s great schools, with a reputation for delivering outstanding education for more than five centuries. Over this time, we have developed a unique blend of wisdom, energy and tolerance which is married together with a readiness to innovate and test fresh concepts. Our rigorous intellectual approach is key to our pupils’ outstanding academic achievements. But we are equally proud of our commitment to providing a remarkable range of extra-curricular activities that enrinch the learning environment and provide a stimulating atmosphere where young minds flourish.
We are a ‘diamond structure’ school, offering a rare combination of both single-sex and co-educational teaching. Boys and girls are taught together from the age of 3 until 11, then separately from 11-16 in either our Boys’ or our Girls’ Divisions, before coming back together again in a joint Sixth Form.
Diamond schools offer all the academic advantages of separate boys and girls teaching during the crucial years of 11 – 16, whilst allowing them to mix outside the classroom for activities such as academic trips, school visits and in some co-curricular activities such as choirs, orchestras and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. The diamond structure has a further benefit too, as King’s is able to retain the positive characteristics of a small school – each Division is of a size that allows unrivalled pastoral support – whilst providing the benefits of a much larger infrastructure in terms of impressive resources, facilities and teaching staff.