For us, everything begins and ends with our students.
We place the needs of each student at the centre of our entire approach to learning. We aspire to create a personalised plan and pathway for each one of our students.
At Kings we value our students above all else. We recognise the immense contribution they make, collectively and individually, towards ensuring our learning communities are rich, dynamic and purposeful.
With decades of experience in the unique needs of international students, we are dedicated to educating and mentoring them in ways which recognise their individual ambitions, and which will make a real difference to their available range of skills, experiences and future opportunities.
We aim to define a ’student-centred' approach at every level.
It starts with the manner in which we attract, counsel and support our prospective students; it’s also defined by the way in which we educate, mentor and support them during their time with us; and it continues through the personal relationships we often maintain with our students long after they have left us to continue their success elsewhere.
In practical terms, this requires that we focus on every element of the student experience - including pre-arrival information, academic progress, English language development, cultural adjustment, personal welfare and support, university guidance, extracurricular opportunities and accommodation provision.
In short, we are committed to ensuring that the total student experience is a happy, fulfilling and enriching one.
That way it will also be a successful one.
Embodying our values through student outcomes
We want all of our students to share in our values and objectives, and to work with us to try to achieve them.
We measure success in this by how much our students:
- acquire new knowledge and skills which allow and encourage them to move forward in their educational or professional careers
- move forward in these careers with greater confidence, ambition and self-awareness
- understand more about the personal choices and possibilities available to them
- understand more about the wider issues facing the world and their personal responsibilities in this regard
- take pleasure in being part of an international community where opportunities for friendship and fun are integral to the learning experience
- leave with fond and long-lasting memories and a sense of personal growth
The aims of the schools
Kings is an international community.
We also want it to be:
A learning community in which people:
- acquire new knowledge and understanding
- enjoy the experience of learning
A tolerant community whose members:
- accept that people from different cultures may think, believe and behave differently
- enjoy these differences and try to learn from them
A courteous community whose members:
- are proud of the cultures they represent but can adapt in order to get on with others
- understand that others may judge their culture by the way they behave
- want to be better communicators, within and between cultures
A generous community in which people:
- help one another to learn
- understand that all learners have different needs which can not all be met at the same time
A hard-working community where people:
- know that to make progress in learning they need to study
- understand that they must take responsibility for their own learning
An ambitious community whose members:
- try to achieve the highest standards in everything they do
- want to be better citizens of the world
An innovative community whose members:
- champion creativity and a spirit of enquiry
- challenge and seek to improve the way they do things
- seek to raise awareness of social and environmental issues
A caring community whose members:
- treat people with fairness and integrity
- take practical, daily steps to protect our environment and planet
- give generously in time, money and spirit to local and global community projects