History and Ethos

History and Ethos

Our History


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


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


Baroness Cox officially opened the school on 13th November 1992


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


Recognised as ‘Designated School with Religious Character’


KingsCare Ltd sold King’s School to Cognita Schools Group


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


King’s School celebrated its 25th anniversary

Our Ethos, Aims and Mission Statement

Through an exciting programme combining trusted traditional education concepts and digital technology, pupils are challenged and supported to reach their full potential, and beyond.

A King’s School and Nursery education equips our children with the confidence and resourcefulness that prepares them to flourish in a fast-changing world.

King’s is a school with a strong Christian ethos.  This informs our philosophy and can be seen throughout the daily life of the school.  We endeavour to foster a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect in all our children while encouraging individuals to fulfil their potential and feel that their unique contribution is valued.

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

The Aims of King’s School

We aim to help children realise their potential in terms of academic achievement, aesthetic appreciation and spiritual awareness.  We encourage children, whilst being individuals, to respect themselves as well as the rights, views and property of others.  We seek to help children develop a responsible and independent attitude towards their work and promote their well being.

Mission Statement

We provide, within a nurturing Christian environment, an excellent, child-centred, holistic education.  We believe:


  • in promoting a Christian ethos
  • each child is a valued individual
  • each child should be enabled and encouraged to reach their full potential
  • in building a solid foundation of emotional, spiritual and behavioural stability
  • in working in partnership
  • in developing high self esteem
  • in excellence
  • in fostering a love of learning within and beyond the classroom
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