A Foreword from the Headmaster of The King's School
At the heart of a King’s education is the dual pursuit of academic and co-curricular excellence. The wide-ranging interests, the intellectual ambition and the development of self discipline that such pursuits engender are highly prized in our modern global society. The quality of the teaching and the breadth of the activities outside the classroom mean that the lessons learnt and the skills acquired stay with our pupils for life.
An essential feature of this process is the way in which it does not matter if the passion is for sport, music, acting or chess – to make a random selection of the plethora of opportunities for young people at King’s.
That all this takes place in such a beautiful and historic context with the support and guidance of a talented and dedicated staff explains why I am so proud and enthusiastic about leading this very special school.
College Joint Principals
We believe a British boarding school education develops sound academic skills and also opportunities for development beyond the classroom through activities and through living together. The College aims to give international students access to this kind of education along with the pastoral care that will help prepare them for study in an English-speaking school or university in the future.
Wherever you are from, you are welcome at the College and in our truly international community. In your time with us, you will gain the academic and social skills you need for further study. More importantly, you will gain experiences in the classroom, living in the College, and in the wide range of activities we offer that will stay with you for life.
Bill and Jo Prior
College Joint Principals
Alison previously worked just around the corner at The King’s School, Canterbury where she served as the Personal Assistant to the Headmaster. She brings a wealth of secretarial and administration skills to the College having held important PA roles at a number of high profile businesses. For six years she worked as PA to David Ian, the Theatre Producer and Chairman of the global theatrical division of the entertainment company Live Nation and for a further two years after he then left to set up David Ian Productions, based in Covent Garden, London.
Her PA role at The King’s School provided a broad view of school life at King’s, encompassing all support and academic departments which is sure to prove invaluable at the International College.
SENCO and Lead Teacher of EAL
Brought up in rural Essex, Sarah has always loved learning languages and finding out about different cultures. At school she was involved in several French and German exchanges; as an undergraduate she spent some time studying at university in Spain and France, as well as working during summer holidays in the USA and Israel. After graduating, she moved to London but soon realised that an office job was not for her. She decided that the best way to combine a fulfilling profession with her wanderlust, was to train as a teacher of ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has now been teaching for 30 years, and her career has taken her to Greece, Brunei Darussalam, the Sultanate of Oman and some wonderful places in the UK.