King Charles I School is an 11-18 comprehensive school with over 1250 pupils and students alongside some 200 staff. Our Sixth Form, in its own purpose built accommodation, has nearly 200 students on roll.
The school is a dynamic vibrant and engaging community that makes every effort to work with and ensure that all our pupils not only fulfill their academic potential but are equipped with the skills to ensure they can go onto to become successful and active citizens in this changing world.
Our mission statement 'Raising Achievement through Engagement' means we are committed to ensuring the school responds to the needs of all of our pupils and that we will review and develop all aspects of the school to ensure that it is forward looking and providing a world class education for our pupils.
The school is also the first Secondary School in the county to be awarded the Green Flag Ambassador Award - Eco School's most prestigious accolade.
The foundation of our School is an old one. We are the only secondary school, in the United Kingdom, to bear the name of King Charles I.
Although he gave us our charter in 1636, the foundation was established by Thomas Blount, Esq., Lord of the Manor of Kidderminster, some 70 years earlier. A document dated 1609 describes the origins of the School.
I am extremely proud to be headteacher of this large co-educational and fully inclusive comprehensive School, which admits pupils from 11 years of age.
The School is very popular and well regarded; it is over-subscribed at entry. Our pupils have the benefits of working in a School that has a happy, caring, purposeful environment. Children are encouraged to engage and achieve, to work in partnership with their parents and teachers and to reach the highest standards.