King William’s College

About King William’s College

Opened in 1833 the school is situated approximately 200 yards from the beach. The Isle of Man is a beautiful, healthy and safe location for young people to grow up in. Academic excellence lies at the heart of King William’s College. Our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff combined with small class sizes ensures that all pupils are inspired and given the individual support they need to achieve success. Students in the Sixth Form study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We introduced the IB in 2002 and are therefore one of the most experienced IB schools in the UK.

Exam results are consistently high and far above the national average. The boarding community represents around 30% of the College population. This vibrant, friendly and creative community adds so much to the College as a whole. Drama thrives at King William’s College. Recent years have seen an eclectic range of productions, from whole school shows such as ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to the Sixth Form devised production of ‘Unthinkable’. Live Streamings from the National Theatre, Opera and Royal Ballet. Music is at the heart of the school with numerous events and workshops through out the year.

The Kitto Arts studio extending art school and providing a wonderful exhibition space. The pupils follow a broad curriculum of sporting activities competing in the major sports against the other Island schools but also travelling to the UK for off Island fixtures. Every three years, the senior Rugby and Hockey teams embark on an impressive world sports tour during the summer months. Golf, rock climbing and sailing are also on offer to the seniors with a wide variety of sports offered as extra-curricular activities.

Type of School Co-educational
Number of Pupils 367
Pupils Boys 189
Pupils Girls 178
Number of Boarders 93
International Boarders 54%
Age Range 11-18
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

0.5 miles.

Distance from London

1 hour by plane.

School Links

Our Prep School is The Buchan School.

Educational Programmes


Co-Curricular Programmes

ABRSM music exams, Trinity College music exams, LAMDA Drama exams, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Combined Cadet Force, Golf Academy Extensive Sports Programme.

Academies Offered

Golf Academy.