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Building Upon 140 Years of Educational Know-how

by Eddie Rayner

The first international school to launch as part of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City’s International Schools Attraction Programme in April 2021, King’s College Riyadh is a collaboration with the Kings College schools in the United Kingdom, which boast 140 years of history, tradition and educational expertise.

King’s College Riyadh, located near the King Khalid Road in Diriyah on the capital’s north-eastern outskirts, follows the traditional UK private school structure, incorporating Pre-Prep for the Pre-School FS1 to Year 2 classes (for children aged 3 – 7 years old), Prep School for Years 3 – 8 (children aged 7 – 13 years old), and Senior School for students in Years 9 -13. The is fully co-educational, with boys and girls learning together.

The Highest Quality Teachers, Facilities and Curriculum

As Headmaster, Nicholas Gunn has over 25 years of experience in teaching and leadership roles across the entire 3-18 age range and, prior to joining King’s College Riyadh, was most recently the Founding Headmaster of King’s College Doha.    

King’s College Riyadh provides a genuinely all-around British curriculum based on King’s College UK but tailored to the needs and requirements of Riyadh. King’s College UK is also well-known for its numerous extracurricular programmes, with students being able to choose from over 30 sports and outdoor activities, and this same approach is true for the Riyadh school.

King’s College Riyadh provides a genuinely all-around British curriculum

Developed by award-winning architects to offer the highest quality facilities and learning environment to its pupils, the school’s impressive facilities include fully equipped scientific and design technology laboratories, a multi-use central atrium, art and music studios, an IT lab, a dedicated library, and specialist Early Years play areas, in addition to two indoor sports halls and a mixed-use outdoor sports pitch.