How can one begin to define anything as vibrant and dynamic as a school? After all, a school is a collection of people, and each time the year turns and the population subtly shifts on a gear we become a little bit different. So is that what defines us: the belief in the individual and the dedication of all of our staff, teachers and support staff alike, to enable them to become what they have the capacity to be; and the sense, in each member of our community, that his or her contribution makes a difference to what we are?

An education at King’s Ely is no rehearsal because every day happens only once and we believe that it should be embraced and lived to the full. Our Aims are lofty, and so should they be, because our aspirations for our students are that they will each make a noise in this world and make a difference in their homes, their communities, their workplaces and beyond. They are characterised by their energy, their courage, their integrity, their self-knowledge, their courtesy and their sense of humour. An assumption of academic achievement is enabled by continuity of approach, compassion and systems that will take pupils further than they ever believed they could go. Flying high takes courage, but those same systems provide a security that builds confidence and resilience to meet the challenges of the next opportunity.

We know that if we could bottle the Spirit of King’s we would be onto a real winner, but we would like you to come to breathe it for yourself. Only through visiting the school can you feel the energy of the place and the warmth of our community.