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
  • 27th best International Baccalaureate school in the UK
  • In 2015, 11 pupils achieved 40 or more IB points
  • 30% acheived 38 points or more (Oxbridge entry level)
  • 44% 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 1st XV in fine form

King William's College 1st XV produced a stunning display to shock last years Natwest Cup Quarter Finalists Lymm High School


Spanish Exchange trip to Burgos

Spanish Exchange Trip to Burgos (October 2015)

Inaugural Downward Memorial Sixth Form Lecture

On 21st September, Professor Julian Downward, a member of the Francis Crick Institute and renowned biochemist, gave a lecture which marked the beginning of a series of lectures in his father's honour.

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    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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