Delivering a first class education for over 140 years

King’s College UK is over 140 years old at its current campus, but its roots can be traced back over 600 years to the 16th century. It was named after King Alfred, King of England in the 9th Century, whose vision was of an education for all his people.

A Woodard Group School

King’s is the flagship school of the well-respected Woodard Group whose founder, Nathaniel Woodard, created a series of schools offering modern teaching, with an all-round approach. Indeed, Woodard was one of the first advocates of educating ‘the whole child’. This philosophy is an integral part of a King’s College education and ensures that pupils are not only nurtured academically but also go on to be confident, happy and responsible global citizens.

King’s remains part of the extensive Woodard Group, which educates over 30,000 pupils across approximately 50 schools.

High academic achievement

King’s pupils have a strong reputation for high academic achievement, as their excellent 2020 GCSE and A level results demonstrated:

71% A*-B

At A level, 71% of King’s College pupils achieved a Grade A* – B, with the overall pass rate being 100%


At GCSE, almost 60% of King’s College pupils achieved a Grade 9 – 7 (A* – A), with an overall pass rate of 99.6%.

Successful graduates

Each year pupils graduate from King’s to win places at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, universities including the United States.

Alongside its academic reputation, King’s is also known for its extensive range of extra-curricular activities. Pupils have a choice of over 30 sports and outdoor activities each academic year.

Pupils finish King’s as highly qualified, confident and well-rounded individuals. The all-encompassing quality of a King’s education is evidenced by some of its globally renowned alumni, including:


  • Antony Hewish – winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics
  • Christopher Newman – Film Director and producer of HBO Series Game of Thrones
  • Jos Buttler – England Cricket Captain and World Cup Winner
  • Maddie Hinch – Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Geoffrey Cox – Her Majesty’s Attorney General and Member of Parliament

Enrol your child at King’s College Riyadh

Children who join King’s Riyadh will leave as well-rounded young adults, having fulfilled their potential and having gained a place at the UK, US, or local university of their choice. They will have been prepared for life beyond school and will be able to contribute positively to society.