King William's College

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
King William's College on the Isle of Man.


About King William's College

Mission statement

“As the only independent school on the Isle of Man we provide parents with choice and we seek to offer an education that is distinctive and of the highest quality.”


King William’s College follows the (I)GCSE curriculum, followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students study a number of core subjects, and then can choose between a variety of further options. Generally, pupils are also encouraged to study two modern languages. The average class size at King William’s College is 15, which reduces to 10 in the Sixth Form, and there is a teacher-pupil ratio of 1:8. These small class sizes enable teachers to accommodate the needs of every student.

Pupils at King William’s College consistently achieve exam results far above the national average and more than 95% of pupils go on to Higher Education institutions every year in the UK and internationally. There is also a Pre-IB programme that is specifically designed for international students to help them succeed in the International Baccalaureate.

Activities & sports

King William’s College believes in the benefits of a well-rounded education that takes place both within and outside the classroom. The school has extensive sport, music and drama programmes. Within sport, pupils can participate in a variety of sports – hockey and rugby and golf, as well as athletics, basketball, rugby sevens and swimming.

In fact, King William’s College has impressive opportunities and facilities for young golfers. The school has recently launched a Golf Academy in partnership with a local golf course, and also offers Golf Scholarships. Alongside the multitude of musical and dramatic opportunities available to students, there is also the chance to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh award.

International student community

Approximately 14% of the students at King William’s College are international students and these pupils represent more than 20 different nationalities. The school supports non-English speaking pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) members of staff. King William’s College also has a Pre-IB programme which is specifically for international students, to help them succeed in the International Baccalaureate.

Boarding life

At King William’s College, approximately 25% of students are boarding pupils. There are 2 boarding houses (1 for boys and 1 for girls) and some smaller houses for day pupils. The House spirit at King William’s College is very strong – there are regular competitions between the different houses, whether it be in music, debating, or even chess, and everyone gets very competitive.


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