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'Students feel proud of their school

and are well cared for'

'King Charles is a good school that puts

students at the heart of everything it does'.

'The feedback we get in our books develops my learning

so that I can improve and get better grades'.


Welcome to King Charles.
I hope that this website provides you with a flavour of life at our school.


Year 7
September 2019

We welcome all the new parents/carers and students to our school community.


Join ourSixth Form

Find out more about our Sixth Form, the wide range of opportunities on offer and making an application.


Open Evening
3rd October 2019

If you are interested in making King Charles I School your first choice for September 2020, please see the details regarding our 2020 open evening and morning.


Visit by Writer William Gallagher to Hillgrove, Monday October 22nd

BBC script writer, author of non-fiction books and freelance journalist, William Gallagher visited Hillgrove to work with groups of Year 9 and Year 10 students.

The day began with a talk in the hall to 9Y in which William shared some of his experiences and struggles as an aspiring writer. He encouraged the students to strive for their goals and ambitions, no matter what challenges they may have to overcome.

Following this, a group of Year 9 students attended a writing workshop in which they thoroughly enjoyed producing scripts, working both as individuals and as a team. They worked on making the dialogue sound realistic as well as considering the sub-text that all scriptwriters and playwrights must write into their character’s lines in the absence of description. The session finished with students reading the scripts aloud to the group and discussing what we learned about the characters.

Two further workshops followed, including students from Year 9 and Year 10, in which the focus was journalistic writing. William talked the students through the essential processes of writing a newspaper article, then gave them very short time slots in which to write news stories and headlines (to reflect the pressures experienced by real-life news journalists). He demonstrated the attention to detail that is required, as well as exact language choices. Students enjoyed writing a story about a visiting author who was a terrible person and an awful writer! Some of the work however, did prompt a discussion about the difference between slander and libel!

William thoroughly enjoyed working with all our students saying, “I expected them to be good but I also assumed that because of their age they would be much more inhibited. So to have wit and speed and clear talent was joyous.”


Latest News

April 10, 2019

Textiles Stars

The textiles department have spent the autumn term working with Offmore primary school pupils in years 5 and 6. The pupils used the theme of Offmore values as inspiration for three textiles wall hangings to be displayed in the school hall. All the pupils had…
April 10, 2019

Cross Country Finals - Worcestershire School Games

On the 28th February 2019, a King Charles student represented the Wyre Forest at the Worcestershire School Games Cross Country Finals after qualifying for the event at the district cross-country event that took place before Christmas. Fraser Thompson ran a…
April 10, 2019
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Rowing Success

Ben (King Charles I School student) rows for Stourport Boat Club, he and his crew competed in the British Rowing West Midlands Inter-Regional trials. They won a silver medal in the coxed fours event and won gold in the coxless quad event, qualifying to…
April 10, 2019

National Series at Pembrey, South Wales

Congratulations to Kinga Ingram who won her first stage event this weekend. Over three stages, Kinga won the time trial, came eighth in the second stage and third in the last stage getting first place overall. It was a tough weekend for her at the first round…

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King Charles I School
Comberton Road, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire. DY10 1XA

More things King Charles

Teacher Training Days

Monday 24th June and Monday 8th July are TEDs (teacher training days) and so the school will be closed for all students except for those taking external examinations.