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Pastoral Care

King William's College is an outstanding, highly successful co-educational school at all levels.

Our goal is to nurture in our students a broad range of attributes: natural curiosity, knowledge, critical thinking skills, the ability to express themselves confidently and creatively, integrity, honesty and open-mindedness. When our students leave King William's College with their International Baccalaureate Diploma they are flourishing, well-balanced young men and women ready to make a positive impact on society.

There are many different qualities and strengths to be found in our students. These traits echo the IB ethos which strongly influences education and learning throughout the School.

We have a strong pastoral support network running throughout the School. Each student is assigned to a tutor group of approximately 10-15 and the tutor is the first port of call for any academic or pastoral issues; they also provide the crucial link between home and the School.

Every student is also a member of a House (Colbourne House for the boarders and Dickson and Walters Houses for the day students) and is supported by a Housemaster/Housemistress and a team of House Tutors. Each House has a very strong sense of house spirit, which is fostered through regular House assemblies and hotly contested competitions in activities ranging from House Drama, Music and Sport to House Chess and House Debating.

... I wanted to be challenged, not just to fulfill the diploma requirements but also because it would make me grow as a person ...


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