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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'.


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


Multi Academy

I am delighted to announce that we established The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust on 1st November 2018.


Join ourSixth Form

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


Results 2018

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students on our best ever set of GCSE results.


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

December 12, 2018

Cologne Trip December 2018

87 Year 8 students – and some Sixth Form students - were lucky enough to enjoy a Christmas weekend in Cologne. Students and teachers had a fantastic time experiencing the festive atmosphere of the German Christmas markets and sampling all the delicious food…
December 03, 2018
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U16 Girl's Football

The U16 girls took part in a hard fought cup match against Trinity School, Redditch. The girls played some excellent football consistently putting pressure on Trinity’s midfield. We opened the scoring with a controlled finish from Calli. Calli neatly putting…
November 30, 2018

Author Visit by Rhian Ivory

Author Visit by Rhian Ivory to Borrington November 23rd 2018 Year 7 and Year 8 enjoyed a fantastic visit from Rhian Ivory last week. Rhian is currently writing her ninth book (a career that began as part of her lesson planning as an English teacher) and has…
November 29, 2018
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Netball Year 8 Results - November 2018

Year 8's first game was against Haybridge High school on the 18th October 2018. Unfortunately, King Charles was not able to win with a final score of 5-12, however the team players tried their best and persevered until the final whistle. Chantelle Robinson…

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

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