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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

KWC v CRHS Match Report

The annual King William's College v Castle Rushen High School 1st XV fixture took place on Thursday 20th September on King William College's famous 'Bigside' pitch

1st XI Final

Colbourne Supper

Earlier this week the gentlemen of Colbourne invited their mothers to attend a supper in Colbourne House.

KWC 1st XV winners!

KWC 1st XV beat CRHS 27-5 this afternoon, well done lads!

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  • Admissions

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  • academics Academics

    Academic excellence lies at the heart of King William's College

  • Boarding

    This vibrant, friendly and creative community adds so much to the College as a whole

  • Extra Curricular Activities

    At King William's College we 'work hard' and 'play hard'

  • Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man is beautiful, healthy, safe and easy to get to.

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