An exceptional school in a very special place

Independent boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 11-18 years

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An Island Education for a Global Future

One of the best International Baccalaureate schools in the UK, set in the beautiful and safe environment of the Isle of Man

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About us

King William's College, is situated on the Isle of Man, providing excellent teaching and friendly boarding, in a beautiful and safe environment.

From the youngest pupils at The Buchan School to the most senior at College, all our students develop a love of learning, fulfil their academic potential and become confident, articulate and responsible young people who will serve with creativity, insight and tolerance in the international communities in which they find themselves as adults.

An Island Education for a Global Future

Why choose kwc?

  • Small class sizes with dedicated, caring staff
  • High academic standards
  • 26th best International Baccalaureate school in the UK
  • In 2014, 2 pupils achieved the maximum 45 IB points
  • 15% were in the top 6% worldwide
  • 90% of pupils attain their first choice university place
  • 38% A* and A grades at IGCSE/GCSE 2014
  • Proud history of sporting achievements at local & national level
  • Vibrant music, drama and art
  • Bursaries and flexible payment schemes available
  • Excellent Boarding facilities
  • Wide mix of pupils from all walks of life and countries around the world
  • Friendly and caring environment with individual support
  • Wide range of extra curricular activities
  • An international outlook ... preparing students for the modern world
  • University destinations: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Durham, Edinburgh, Kings College London, Munich, US and Moscow

Latest News

U15 Rugby

The U15 rugby team played in the inaugural Flood-lit Schools 10 aside Rugby Tournament at Ramsey yesterday.

Taste of Culture 2015

Thank you to everyone who cooked, entertained and came to 'A Taste of Culture' last night.

Captain William Shakespear

Captain William Henry Irvine Shakespear (OKW) was killed 24 January 1915 - 100 years ago this Saturday.

Christmas Truce Football Match, 11th December 2014

King William's College pupils took part today in the "Football Remembers" national initiative to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 with a football match.

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  • Isle of Man

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