History and Ethos


Our History

1989

King’s School founded by Mrs Mary Smyth, situated at the Plymouth Christian Centre

1991

Moved to current premises after outgrowing Plymouth Christian Centre. The school began trading as KingsCare Ltd

1992

Baroness Cox officially opened the school on 13th November 1992

1993

Nursery established called ‘Les Enfants’, now King’s Nursery

2004

Recognised as ‘Designated School with Religious Character’

2008

KingsCare Ltd sold King’s School to Cognita Schools Group

2013

King’s School achieved ‘Outstanding in all areas’, SIS inspection report

2015

King’s School celebrated its 25th anniversary

Our Ethos

Our school is a special place where children feel valued and imagination is alive. We nurture talents at King’s and strong friendships are made here so that all the children develop a confidence and independence that is recognised by everyone who meets them.

We truly believe it is essential for each child to have a happy and enjoyable education. They are encouraged to reach their full potential across the curriculum and to take pride in their work and achievements.

We acknowledge that every one of our pupils is totally unique – a fact that we celebrate.

King’s is a school with a strong Christian ethos. This is evident in our teaching philosophy and in the daily life of the school. Throughout their time at King’s, we endeavour to foster a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect with the children, whilst encouraging individuals to feel that their unique contribution is valued. We have golden rules that maintain our high standards and the respectful attitudes we share with one another on a daily basis.

Our objective is to develop the highest standards of self-discipline and behaviour within a supportive environment.

It is our belief that children experience a greater sense of security within a well-disciplined system.