Benefactorum Recordatio Jucundissima Est

Things done well make the best memories

Sir Norton Knatchbull - 1637


At NKS, we offer a rich curriculum underpinned by academic rigour and breadth. Our students are keen and voracious learners; they cover the KS3 National Curriculum in Years 7 and 8 with all subjects being overwhelmingly delivered by subject specialists. After a two-year Key Stage 3, we launch GCSE subjects in Year 9 so that students can really immerse themselves in their chosen subjects and go beyond the examined curriculum.

All students take the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects at GCSE Level – encompassing English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, Sciences, at least one Humanity and a foreign language – and have a range of other creative and practical GCSE options to select from.

We remain proud of the range of subjects on offer at A-Level, traditional and modern, alongside the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that arise across the students’ time at the school. The students’ academic work is supported and stretched through the Knatchbull Baccalaureate which seeks to foster higher order thinking, enrichment activities, leadership and excellence.