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.
We believe that the student should be at the centre of everything that we do and that our core purpose is to raise their aspirations and ensure that all our students have the best educational experience possible which provides them with the outcomes they need to progress in the direction of their choosing.
We are determined to give our students a school and an education which they deserve and can be proud of and will continue to improve until we reach our aim of becoming an outstanding school.