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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 ...


Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.

Past Parent of two 6th Form Students