Open Evening 2021
We are delighted to invite all our prospective new families to our Open Evening on Thursday 23rd September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on the Borrington Road Site. Although Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, we are still putting measures in place to keep everyone safe. We are operating a staggered arrival time to reduce the numbers on site. There will be a short welcome presentation in the hall followed by a 45 minute guided tour of the school site. You will see practical demonstrations and will have the opportunity to ask staff and students any questions you may have. All of the information will also be available on the school website.
Please book one of the following arrival times by calling the Borrington Road reception on 01562 512880:
- Arrival 1: 5.25pm
- Arrival 2: 5.45pm
- Arrival 3: 6.05pm
- Arrival 4: 6.25pm
NB: Where possible, we request that one parent attends with one child.
Why King Charles I School?
We have now experienced several record breaking years at King Charles I School with some outstanding GCSE and A Level results. However, we are not complacent and are determined to give our students a school and an education which they deserve and can be proud of. Our students only get one main chance of an education, one main chance to flourish and prepare for adult life. We strive to give our students the very best because it is what every child deserves.
‘I enjoy history and geography. Lessons are always informative and challenging’
‘We always start a lesson with a short quiz to recap material from the past and build up our memory’
‘We are made to work really hard, but I know so much more now and I am confident in a lot more subjects’
‘I enjoy the extra-curricular clubs on offer, especially the sports clubs’
The Open Evening will give you and your son/daughter the opportunity to find out what makes King Charles the first choice for your son/daughter. Selecting the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions which a parent/carer is called upon to make and we are happy to support all families in any way that we can do.
‘The support that my daughter has received during her 2 years at King Charles has been outstanding. I can’t thank staff enough’
We are always happy to show parents around during the school day, where possible, and if this is something you would like, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Behaviour in classooms 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.
We hope that this page and our Open Evening will provide you and your son/daughter with all the information, guidance and support that you need to make King Charles I School your number one secondary school.
If you have any further questions queries or concerns, please email us on
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 at the same time as dealing with the ongoing pandemic. 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 have lots of homework? Are the teachers strict? Do you get detentions? Do you go on trips? How many subjects do you study? and many more. All of our questions were answered and we even found more information on the website. One of our concerns was how we would manage homework and all the activities that we do. 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 afterschool, which many students find helpful. Homework is phased in for Year 7 students, starting with 30minutes 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. Homework and reading ages make a significant difference to progress so we understand why it is so important to complete.
We were provided with our badged items of uniform free of charge and given our first stationery pack, which included a scientific calculator. We have to bring the right equipment every day so we are prepared for our lessons and do not waste any time.
After restrictions were lifted there have been lots of extra-curricular activities available and there are lots planned for this year (the extra-curricular clubs can be found by clicking here) 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. 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 from a variety of schools. 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 start of secondary school has not quite gone to plan, but we are excited about all the opportunities that will be on offer over the coming years. We hope you will select King Charles I School as your first choice secondary school, you will not be disappointed.
Deryn Williams and Adam Crowther
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.