The King's School, Fair Oak
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|The King's School|
|Motto||Wisdom, Stature, Favour|
|Department for Education URN||116595 Tables|
|Head teacher||Mrs Heather Bowden|
|Age||3 to 16|
|Houses||Peace, Truth, Faith, Joy|
The King's School, situated on Allington Lane in Fair Oak, Hampshire, is an independent Christian faith school with approximately 209 pupils as of 2016. The school was founded in 1987. Before moving into its current location, the school was located at Fishers Court, Fair Oak.
The school's current head teacher is Heather Bowden.
The previous head teacher, Paul Johnson, took over for Ruth Pierson in 2005. Ruth Pierson and Paul Trevett acted as temporary head teacher and deputy head teacher, respectively, when David Greenwood, the previous head teacher, had to step down due to illness. Under Greenwood's leadership the school had re-established itself after undergoing restructure and location change.
The primary school consists of the Quob Lane Christian Primary School and the Winchester Christian Primary School, set up initially by David and Catherine Greenwood in 1997. The mixing of the schools into The King's School was finalized in 2010. Due to the limited size of the location, the years are mixed (e.g. years 3 and 4 are one class).
The King's School currently teaches the following subjects from years 7-9: English, Maths, Science, Spanish, Religious Studies, Music, Drama, Art, ICT, Geography, History, Physical education (PE) and Food Technology. Latin is taught from years 7-8 and then dropped from the timetable.
When pupils reach Year 10 they have the option to drop particular subjects and carry on with some of their choice.
The compulsory subjects are English, Maths, Science, religious studies, one of the two languages available (Spanish and Latin) and ICT.
Christianity in the King's School
The King's School is a Christian school, so it holds assemblies that cover topics of the Christian faith. For all assemblies apart from the House Prayers, there is the performance of Christian music by Year 11 students. Younger pupils are encouraged to sing along, though this is not compulsory. Worship is held at the beginning of every assembly. Because of the school's Christian origin, religious studies is a compulsory subject throughout all years.
The school underwent a large extension project between 2006 and 2010 which added many classrooms, two science labs, and a DT lab to the old building. The DT lab was converted into a "music room" in 2014 to be used for music lessons.