Worcester United States of America
The King's School, Worcester


King’s Worcester is a dynamic and supportive community of three independent schools where pupils aged 2 to 18 discover their passions in a world of opportunity.

  • Day school tuition $14550 - $14550 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Year founded 1541
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula A/AS Levels, IGCSE, Pearson IGCSE, UK National
  • Type Co-ed




From September 2020 the termly fee for the Senior School (boys and girls aged 11 to 18) is £4,850 per term. The fee includes all textbooks, learning skills support and most co-curricular clubs and activities, except where there is an additional charge from an external provider e.g. public examinations. We also offer a reduction in fees when three or more siblings are pupils at the school together. Music tuition fees Termly: £185 per term for 10 lessons Hire of instrument: £35 per term Pupils’ personal accident insurance scheme (optional) The premium is £5 per term. Pupils’ sickness absence insurance scheme (optional) Under the school’s terms and conditions, there is no waiver of fees for pupil absence. However, the school offers an insurance scheme that makes available fee refunds if pupils are absent from school for five or more days due to illness or accident. The premium for the insurance is 0.63% of the net termly tuition fee. Further details and a participation reply slip may be downloaded here. Payment of fees Fees are charged in advance and, if paid termly, are due on or before the first day of term. Alternatively, fees may, by arrangement, be paid either in monthly instalments by direct debit or by depositing lump sums in advance. In cases of late payment, the Governors reserve the right to make a surcharge, composed of simple interest calculated at a rate of one percent of the outstanding balance per month. School lunch fees All pupils are assumed to be having school lunches and will be billed accordingly, termly in advance unless the school receives written notice to the contrary before the start of term. Our healthy menus offer a wide choice of options catering for a range of tastes and special diets. The fees for lunch are: Years 7 to 8: £225 per term Years 9 to 13: £244 per term Pupils can purchase hot snacks, pastries, and drinks at our mid-morning break service in the Dining Hall. Breakfast is also available before school. Sibling discount A reduction in fees (ten percent for a third child, and fifteen percent for a fourth child) is available when three or more siblings are pupils at the school together. Financial assistance (bursaries) We offer a number of bursaries annually including full bursaries at the Senior School and, very occasionally, at the Junior Schools. Bursaries are means-tested. Bursaries can also be offered to pupils who might otherwise leave the school because of financial hardship. Find our more in our Scholarship and Bursaries section.


At King’s Worcester, we passionately believe that talent, commitment and good character should always be recognised and rewarded. We are therefore delighted to offer scholarships, All-Rounder & Leadership Awards, and bursaries to all new pupils. There is an outline for each award below, including details of the application process. If you have any further questions please contact the Registrar, Vickie Peckston on 01905 721742 or email registrar@ksw.org.uk. King’s Academic Scholarships An academic scholarship is an award made to a child who shows outstanding academic potential. All candidates sitting an entrance test at 11+, 13+ or 16+ at our main entrance testing are automatically considered for an academic scholarship; there are no separate examinations. However, candidates for 11+ and 16+ academic scholarships will be invited to interview prior to awards being made. The size of a scholarship can vary, usually between ten percent and twenty-five percent, but the maximum is never more than one third of fees. An academic exhibition award may be offered to those who narrowly miss out on a scholarship award. It is possible to be awarded both a scholarship and a bursary. The maximum combined award would normally be between one third and one half of the fees but could be greater in the case of a gifted child from a family with limited means. Key dates for September 2020 entry 29th January 2020 – 11+ scholarship interviews For all enquiries, please call our Registrar, Vickie Peckston on 01905 721742 or email registrar@ksw.org.uk King’s Music Scholarships Students who have a musical flair and passion could be eligible for a music scholarship. Music scholarship awards are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry. A music scholarship may be up to twenty-five percent of fees and is accompanied by free tuition in one instrument (or in singing) or a combination of the two. Holders of music awards will be expected to take a full share in the musical life of the school. They will retain their award as long as their academic and musical progress and their conduct continue to be satisfactory. Music exhibition awards conferring free tuition in an instrument are also awarded. If you would like your child to be considered for a music scholarship you will need to complete an application form in the first instance, followed by an audition. Key dates for September 2020 entry 23rd / 24th / 29th January 2020 – music scholarship auditions For more information, or to make an application, please download our music scholarship brochure. All-Rounder and Leadership Awards The All-Rounder Awards and the Leadership Awards are designed to support pupils who are exceptionally talented outside of the academic and musical scholarship remits. These awards will look for enthusiastic contributors who will make a difference to the school across various disciplines, whether this be sport, drama, dance, or art. All-Rounder Awards are available for new entry candidates at 11+ and 13+. Leadership Awards are available for joining the Sixth Form (16+). Both awards are based on fee remission.

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

Before being offered a place at King’s Worcester, all candidates are required to undertake entrance tests. Our entrance testing for each age group is detailed below. Key Dates for 2021 Entry Ages 11+: 6th February 2021 Ages 13+ and 14+: 6th February 2021 Age 16+: 29th and 30th January 2021 Please note that for ages 11, 12, and 13 (Years 7 to 9) it may be possible to consider an ‘in-year’ application. Also, depending on the size of our Year 9 group, we may be able to consider September entry into Year 10. The usual entrance testing would apply in all these cases. 11+ Entrance Testing There are up to fifty places for candidates who are not at either of our Junior Schools, at 11+. All candidates take papers in English, Mathematics, and Verbal Reasoning, and they also have a short interview. 13+ Entrance Testing The number of places available at 13+ varies from year to year, depending on the size of our Year 8 group; we would advise parents to check with the school. All candidates take papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning, and they also have a short interview. Entrance Testing at Sixth Form There is a specially-designed test, geared to the age group, which contains elements of English, mathematics, and spatial relationships. On the basis of this test, an interview, predicted GCSE grades, and a report from the candidate’s current school, offers are made which are conditional on satisfactory performance at GCSE. To qualify for entry to the Sixth Form, the minimum requirement for external candidates is usually six passes at least at grade 6 and a further two passes at grade 4 at GCSE. We would expect most of our Sixth Form applicants to comfortably exceed this. Ideally, candidates should expect to achieve a grade 7 or higher in any subject that is to be taken at A-level if these subjects have been taken at GCSE, but a 6 will usually be accepted.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins No
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Gifted and talented student support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Examinations available

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school Yes
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist No

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes