THE WEEKLY TIMETABLE
The timetable gives a strong allocation for all academic subjects with significant time allowed for the core subjects. Music is a significant subject at King’s represented not only by the allocation for class music but also by the facility for children to learn musical instruments in individual lessons and by joining chamber groups and orchestral sessions. Children are also encouraged to progress in the performing arts with Drama lessons supported by extra-curricular Drama clubs and productions. Technology is given a high profile at KCS and all children spend a part of their week in the Technology Centre or in the Computer Room in St Martin’s. Children’s achievements in Art and Design are encouraged not only in lessons but also in extra-curricular clubs running in breaks and after school. Considerable time is given to sport and physical education, supported by break practices and after school activities. For those children who require extra support in academic studies, the Dyslexia Centre provides group sessions. Additionally there is the facility for individual lessons for some Dyslexic pupils, those who need Extra English support and those who are learning English as an alternative language (these additional lessons are paid for by parents in addition to school fees).
Pupils are given support in organising their very busy lives by an adequate allocation of tutor periods – these may be used as a time when children may catch up with unfinished work or read. P.S.H.E. and important matters of spiritual, social and cultural significance are addressed across the curriculum and in tutor periods and assemblies.
Children may attend the many clubs and activities which run during breaks and after school. We encourage enrichment of the curriculum through outings, theatre trips, and field trips as well as visits of speakers and workshops. Tennis coaching is available as one of the optional sports activities. Many children are involved in school productions in addition to Drama and Music lessons.