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|Motto||Una Laborantes ("Working Together")|
|Type||comprehensive community school|
|Headteacher||Mrs Susan Lawrence|
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Kings' School is a comprehensive school in Winchester, Hampshire, with around 1650 pupils. The most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2009) returned an overall outstanding classification, with 30 out of a possible 31 sections of the report being considered as outstanding. Kings' School currently has Specialist status as a Business and Enterprise College and as a Language College.
Kings' was formed in 1985 by merging of the two previous schools on this site: Danemark School (girls) and Montgomery of Alamein School (boys). These schools could trace their roots back to the Wesleyan Day School (1889), St Thomas's School (1893), St Mary's School (1900) and Danemark Central School (1912).
Academic achievement 
In recent years, between 85% and 95% of 15 year olds have achieved five or more GCSE grades A to C, 80%-90% including Maths and English. According to the BBC League Tables, Kings' is one of Hampshire's top state schools.
Catchment area 
Kings' School has a large catchment, inside Winchester, stretching south to the surrounding villages. It also takes in students from out of this catchment, in a fleet of yellow buses, from as far north as Andover, and as far south as Southampton. Unusually for a State Comprehensive, Kings' School also features a boys' boarding house, Kings' School House.
In November 2008, there were claims that the school was being unfair in its treatment of its pupils, after a girl was informed she would be taught in isolation as a result of dyeing her hair.
Later in the same month, several parents claimed that new restrictions regarding the colour of underwear were unfair and that alleged checks during assembly intruded on pupils privacy. The school has stated that the Year 10 assembly was simply guidance, and has been misunderstood.
Former pupils 
- Albert Booth, politician (as St Thomas's School).
- Jack Dee, stand-up comedian, actor and writer (as Montgomery of Alamein School).
- Colin Firth, film, television and stage actor (as Montgomery of Alamein School).
- Wayne Bridge, footballer.
- Anthony 'Budge' Pountney, Scottish rugby player, now director of rugby at Northampton Saints.
- UK Government school performance tables
- BBC league tables
- "Girls tangled in Kings' School hair dye row". The Southern Daily Echo (Newsquest Media Group). 12 November 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "Furious parents claim children are checked for what colour of pants and bras they wear". The Southern Daily Echo (Newsquest Media Group). November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
- "Black and white underwear rule a ‘misunderstanding’ says head". The Southern Daily Echo (Newsquest Media Group). 21 November 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- Langdon, Julia (10 February 2010). "Albert Booth obituary". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- Comedian Jack Dee collects degree, BBC 21st Oct 2009
- Colin Firth: I'm no posh pin-up, Daily Express 29 Sept 2007
- Wayne Bridge- Biography
- Anthony Poutney (sic) - Hard to Budge
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