King’s College, Taunton set to be the first English Partnership School in India bringing 135 years of experience to Delhi NCR- Rohtak
New Delhi: King’s College, Taunton an independent co-educational secondary day and boarding school in Somerset, England, a school with 135 years of educational history, has joined like-minded educators in India to form the first ever British Partnership school in the country. Keeping in mind its educational background, Rohtak, NCR Delhi was chosen as the location for this new type of school.
King’s College India, NCR Delhi, Rohtak is scheduled to open in August 2016 for children in years Standard 1 to Standard 8. However, the admission process is likely to begin by November 2015 and the school will be taking enrolments for children aged 6 to 13, mirroring the UK Prep-school system.
The curriculum will initially be modeled on the British Common Entrance system, which generates academic excellence for children up to 13 and creates a platform for later high-performing success at IGCSE and A-levels.
King’s College India will be offering a variety of boarding options starting with day boarding, Flexi boarding (selected nights), weekly boarding and full boarding. The boarding ethos and structures of King’s College, Taunton are of tremendous value and will be one of the many differentiating factors from other international schools. Boarders will enjoy a high standard of house accommodation – homely common rooms and dormitories combined with sympathetic and dedicated House Parents will ensure a warm hearted and happy atmosphere.
King’s College India, Rohtak, NCR Delhi will be headed by Bradley Sailes who himself is an alumni of King’s College Taunton and has 24 years experience in the field of education both in the UK and abroad. He was the highly successful and respected Principal of Adesoye College, Offa, Nigeria (a leading private school in the educational sector in Africa) for six years prior to accepting the position as Headmaster of King’s College India.
Speaking on the launch of the school, Bradley Sailes, Principal, King’s College India, said, “I feel extremely privileged to be part of the team that is bringing this outstanding style of education to India. I am looking forward to welcoming the children to what I am sure will be a very special school where we value every student for all their talents both those realized and others whose potential is yet to be achieved”
King’s College India is being introduced to India by Strides Charitable Trust. Commenting on the launch, Anshul, President, King’s College India said, “I am delighted to play a major role in the launch of this new, fully British, partnership school and I am looking forward to seeing the positive effect it will have on the education sector in this country.”
King’s College India intends to instill in its pupils a desire for excellence and a love of learning which extends beyond the confines of the academic classroom. It believes that all students should develop independent, enquiring minds and be encouraged to realize their full potential in the classroom, artistically and in sports.