Mrs Mary Smyth founded King's School as a Christian based Primary School in September 1989 as a result of requests from parents whose children attended the Roundabout Day Care Centre, which had also been started by Mrs Smyth a few years before.
A classroom was made and fully equipped at Plymouth Christian Centre. In 1990 a second class was added. It was obvious at the time that the Church building could not accommodate a 0-5 years Nursery and a Primary School. Several buildings were considered but planning permission for the conversion into a school became an issue.
In November 1990 the owners of Beechfield College, approached the church office, offering the opportunity to buy their school. This took place and the school moved into its present premises in two stages; the 3-4 year olds in January 1991 and the Reception Class and Year 1 in Easter 1991.
Baroness Cox officially opened the School on 13th November 1992. It was at this juncture that the School was able to expand with three Infant classes, two pre-school classes and one Junior class. Over the years the School has grown so that there is a class for each year group from Foundation Stage 1 (three year olds) to Year 6 (eleven year olds).
In 1993 a Nursery unit for 0-3 year olds was established called 'Les Enfants', this is now King's Nursery. This currently has 5 rooms offering full day care.
In 1994 an application was made to the Department of Education for King's School to be recognised as a "Designated School with religious character". This was granted in May 2004.
With the growth of the School it has been possible to widen the breadth of the Curriculum and the opportunities available for the pupils. It has a reputation, not only in Plymouth but further afield as a school that sets and achieves high standards. The Nursery is renowned for offering high quality care.
We became a Cognita School in February 2008.