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Character Education

At KGS, our motto is ‘Work well and be happy’: fundamentally, we believe that to make progress academically, and to develop the life skills needed for the wider world, it is essential to achieve a healthy balance between studies and other opportunities, whether within drama, music, sport or any of the other co-curricular activities on offer.

We have three school core values: aspiration, respect and engagement. We want our students to aspire to be the very best that they can be, to challenge themselves to go further than they think may be possible; we want them to respect themselves, others and the environment; and we encourage them to actively engage, not just in their lessons but outside the classroom too, by involving themselves in clubs and societies, trips and expeditions and by supporting their house.

The co-curricular programme at KGS encompasses eight key areas of character education: leadership, team skills, communication, curiosity, creativity, confidence, resilience and compassion. Students learn how to work as part of a team, develop leadership skills and become more effective communicators whilst having fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment.