The King’s School, Harpenden - Testimonials

It has been a privilege and a blessing to have our children in a school where the Lordship of Christ is upheld. To know that all things are covered in prayer is to recognise a rare treasure in today’s society. I would like to say The School is not a hothouse environment where children are brainwashed into belief, thank goodness! Instead, The King’s School offers a safe environment to mature each pupil’s faith and demonstrate it in their daily lives.

The fact that The School is small enough that everyone is known and valued is a rarity. Pupils are seen as individuals worth investing in, rather than exams folders.

The small classes provide the opportunity for close friendships. Small classes mean that the teachers have a very clear perception of each child’s strengths and struggles. A rock-solid management team and a group of dedicated, unified and caring teachers work to provide a good education. 

We are so thankful to have had the privilege of calling The King’s School our School. 

(Mrs C. Gardener, Year 11 Parent) 

I left The King's School in 2001 and am now an English teacher myself. I loved The King's School and it still holds a very special place in my heart. I don't think I'd be where I am today in my personal and professional life without the care of the staff; their dedication to giving us opportunities and the way they showed a personal interest in us - it gave me a secure grounding, which has led to a development of resilience and confidence in my life.

(Mrs E. McBride)

Our son has had a very happy and productive life in The King’s Schools. This is owing to the dedication and quality of the teaching staff, plus: good standards of discipline and classes which are neither too big nor too small in number.

We have particularly appreciated the Christian discipline of the pupils, which is not confined to an RE lesson but is a constant value throughout the school day. The family atmosphere of the school also makes it a special place for both the children and their parents.

It has been a privilege for our son to have been part of The King’s school and we will be forever grateful for all the school has done during his formative years.

(Mrs P.W.)

My 2 daughters have been encouraged in their faith and spiritual development as well as in their studies at The King’s School. I can honestly say that the genuine love and caring, shown by so many of the staff, have helped them come through some very difficult family circumstances which we faced. Both girls have grown into young women with the courage to enter life with a determined faith and positivism, and the School has undoubtedly played a significant role in helping them develop as unique individuals with their own gifts and strengths. The King’s School has helped equip them for life, not just getting through the curriculum!

(Mr D.H.)

When I first met Mr Case, the Principal, he said that the school aims to get the absolute best out of every child. The progress my child has made has surpassed all expectations, this truly is a very special school.

(Mrs J.T.)

From the first day to the last, pupils and parents always feel that friendly and warm ambience of the school, whether they are attending an open day, concert, or parents evening.

(Mrs D.E.)

The King’s School is a School I do not hesitate in recommending to my family and friends. Aside from the academic growth, the spiritual responsibility and behaviour of the children is superb. My son loves coming to school and always has – which alone is a bonus.

(Mrs J.K.)

My sons joined The King’s School in January of this year. They have both settled in better than we expected and we are very pleased with the school indeed. The boys love going and it is clear that their academic, spiritual and social needs are met in full!

(Dr M.C.)

I think that the facilities for the reception are very good and the reception teacher does a good job as their teacher.

(Reception class parent)

We feel the year 2 teacher is a very encouraging teacher and are pleased with the progress our child has made in her class.

(Year 2 Parents)

I am very happy with The King’s School and I would strongly recommend it to other parents. I have complete peace of mind that my child is well cared for and is receiving a good all rounded education.

I couldn’t imagine my daughter being at any other school and the long sometimes tiring journey is well worth it.

I strongly believe my daughter has benefited enormously through attending The King’s School. She has been provided with such a supportive environment that she has been able to flourish spiritually, emotionally and academically. I am deeply grateful for the personal care and encouragement she has received from the Christian staff and would not hesitate in recommending The King’s School to any parents or career.

(Mrs D.D.)

All three of our children have/are being educated at The King’s School, the eldest who is now 18, progresses to do A’ levels at our local state school, and made a smooth transition from a small school environment to a large school. She was well prepared academically, socially and spiritually. She has since gone onto complete her first year at Cambridge University with a maturity and confidence, character and good values built up over the years at school. Our second child has also now gone on to the 6th form and again is well prepared.

The school's strengths show in that each pupil is encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability within an all-important environment of Christian values, community and worship.

(Mr & Mrs C.)

Our children have made excellent friends in The King’s School who share godly values that we know will place them all in good stead in life.

They look forward to school days and activities and seem proud to speak to their school to their non-King’s School friends.

We drop off our children each school day confident in the knowledge that they are being helped in their shaping and outlook on life by a wonderful institution and staff, who place Christ firmly at the centre of the student's education.

(Mr & Mrs H.)