About our College
Christ the King College officially opened on September 1st 2008, following the amalgamation of two highly successful middle schools, one Church of England and one Roman Catholic.
The joining of these schools represents an exciting vision for faith based education on the Isle of Wight and its foundation has the full backing of the Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Crispian Hollis, and the Anglican Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Dr Kenneth Stevenson.
The ethos statement and foundational principles of Christ the King College make our aims quite clear: we aspire to live, learn and work together in the way exemplified to us by the life of Jesus Christ. It is for that reason that the name of our College and our motto were chosen.
Central to the ethos of the College, therefore, are the Christian ideals of valuing every individual and caring for the needs of others. We strive to live out the Gospel values and to educate our young people to make the right choices about the way they choose to live their lives.
We put a great emphasis on the development of the individual, celebrating each child‟s uniqueness in the eyes of God and fostering in them feelings of self worth and self belief. We love to celebrate success in whatever form, sharing in the achievements of others and supporting those who face difficulties.
Although growing larger by the year, our ethos remains firmly rooted in family, friendliness and the personal touch, as we believe that the success of our College depends upon close co-operation between students, parents, governors and staff.
We see our expansion to full secondary range as an extension to our College family and we look forward with confidence and excitement to the years ahead.
On entering Christ the King College, students are organised into classes or Form Groups.
As the students join us from Primary Schools all across the Island, we try to ensure that each child is placed in a class with at least one person they know. Prior to joining us in September, teachers will have visited the children in their Primary Schools to learn as much about them as possible. This helps students settle in much more quickly in September, securing the smooth transfer of students and continuity of the curriculum.