Open Evening 2020
We are delighted to invite all our prospective new families to book a tour of the school on Thursday 24th September as part of our Open Evening. You can book a tour by calling the school reception on 01562 512880. Tours are by appointment only. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we are unable to host our normal evening of activities and in school presentations. However, we have provided a comprehensive virtual Open Evening in addition to our tours, which can be seen below. We have also had the pleasure of visiting a number of primary schools as an introduction to King Charles I School. We feel King Charles I School is an excellent secondary school choice for your son/daughter. We are proud of our continued academic success within Worcestershire and beyond. Behaviour in classrooms is excellent allowing teachers to teach and students to learn. Pastoral care is excellent and our students are a credit to the school. We feel that our high expectations and sense of community is a winning contribution.
If you have booked an appointment for a tour please wear a face covering in the building, adhere to social distancing and follow the hygiene measures in place. When you arrive, you will be directed to sign in and queue for the relevant tour (please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your allocated time. Where possible we are requesting that one adult per family attends with one child to enable us to operate safely and limit numbers on site. Tours will be led by a member of staff and will be an opportunity to walk around the site and ask any questions you my have. Tours will last approximately 40 minutes, to allow for staggered tour times. The car park is being used for queuing so please park off site and when parking be considerate of local residents.
We hope that this page and our Open Evening tour will provide you and your son/daughter with all the information, guidance and support that you need to make an informed choice about the best secondary school for your son/daughter.
Open Evening 2020 presentation
Please listen to the presentation by Mr Butler, associate headteacher, Mrs Allen, deputy headteacher, Mr Wilkinson, assistant headteacher and Mr Males, current head of Year 7.
Head Girl and Head Boy welcome
As head girl and head boy of the Borrington Road Site we would like to extend a warm welcome to all our prospective new families. We understand, selecting the right secondary school is an important decision but we think King Charles I School would be an excellent choice and we would be delighted if you joined our wonderful community.
Twelve months ago, we were in the same position, with lots of questions about secondary school and which one would be best for us. We are both really happy that we chose King Charles as our first choice. Like all our friends we had lots of questions for example, do you get detentions? Do you go on trips? How many subjects do you study? and many more. One of our main questions was about how much homework we would have? Students in Year 7 and 8 have 1hr 30minutes per night. We are set homework between Sunday and Thursday so everything can be completed by Friday. Homework is not set over holidays, which is great. Students can attend homework club, which many students find helpful. Homework is phased in for Year 7 students, starting with 30 minutes of reading every day, which includes a logbook that is signed every night. Hegarty maths is then introduced and finally students are trained how to quiz.
There are lots of extra-curricular activities and trips at King Charles I School and we are looking forward to getting involved in them during this academic year. They range from sporting activities to debating clubs, there is something for everyone. Although the trips have been interrupted this year, there will be several opportunities to expand horizons by going on a day trip or even a residential. For example Year 8 students normally visit the Christmas markets in Cologne and also have the opportunity to visit Belgium and France; Year 9 students go to Paris and Year 10 students go to Belgium. There is a bi-annual ski trip and a New York trip for the sixth form. The trips calendar on the website is updated when trips are scheduled. This can be found by clicking here.
Community is a big part of being a King Charles I School student and joining us is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends. We all support and encourage each other to do well. The school promotes excellent behaviour and manners and therefore all students are polite and respectful to each other. Our tutor and subject teachers are supportive and work extremely hard to help us achieve the best we can.
We had a wonderful time in Year 7, even though the year has not quite gone to plan, but we are really happy to be back and we are looking forward to the rest of the academic term. We hope you will select King Charles I School as your first choice secondary school.
Chloe Christopher and Thomas Wright
A message from the Sixth Form
As the newly appointed Head Boy and Head Girl of the Sixth Form, we would like to welcome everyone to King Charles I School. We have provided an insight into life at King Charles I School, we hope you find it useful. We think it is an excellent school and we would highly recommend it.
Zak Allen and Hettie Gough
We fully understand, choosing the right secondary school is both an exciting and anxious time for both parents and their sons/daughters. When joining our school, students are supported by an experienced and capable pastoral team that is made up of both teaching and non-teaching staff. We continually model our expectations and provide students time to practise to ensure that they build strong routines and excellent learning habits. If your son/daughter gains a place at our school they will be supported through an extensive transition process. Below are our key pastoral staff working on the Borrington Road Site:
|Head of Borrington Site
| Head of Year 7
| Head of Year 8
| Achievement Leader
On our normal Open Evening you would have had the opportunity to visit and learn about all the subjects that your son/daughter will study in Years 7 & 8. Unfortunately, this has not been possible. However, all the subject areas have provided an information presentation, which introduces their subject.