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Open Events, Taster Days and Visits

After requesting your prospectus pack, we would recommend that families interested in joining the School arrange a visit – only then can you get a true feel for just how much the College and the Buchan has to offer. However, if a visit is not convenient, please contact the External Relations Office to arrange a Skype interview with the School.


Prospective pupils and their families are always welcome to make an individual appointment to visit the School. You will be taken on a tour by a College or Buchan pupil, meet the Principal or Head of the Buchan, Deputy Head Pastoral and other academic staff, as appropriate. We can also arrange for you to meet specific members of staff, such as boarding and Heads of Department for subjects of particular interest.

Taster Days and Overnight Stays

Once a family has visited us, they can then arrange a taster day or overnight stay for their child in one of our boarding houses – School House for girls and Colbourne House for boys. Our bespoke taster days are the perfect way to experience life at the College and Buchan on a School day, and can be arranged any time during the academic year. Your son or daughter will be teamed up with a 'buddy', who will introduce them to other students and our teachers, and they will attend lessons, sport and other activities.

Open Days

King William's College and The Buchan School hold Open Events in the Summer and Autumn terms. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend and enjoy a pupil-led tour. All departments will be open and there will be an address by the Principal/Head of the Buchan and a variety of exhibitions on display.


For any questions regarding admission to King William's College and The Buchan School or to arrange a visit, taster day or overnight stay, please contact our Admissions Registrar Marion Taggart at admissions@kwc.im or +44 (0) 1624 820110.

We look forward to welcoming you!

I loved King William’s College from the start. I made up my mind within an hour of our time there that I wanted my son to attend. You have to come to College to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a place of genuinely caring and friendly people. Another aspect of College we love is its vast international community. Our son has made some great friends and as a result has come to appreciate and respect other cultures and traditions. Our son loves College. He loves the independence to make choices, the easy access he has to his tutors, the opportunity to make his own mistakes and learn from them, but most of all, he loves the fact that expert assistance is always a breath away.

U5 Overseas Parent