Welcome to Samuel King's School! Situated in Alston in Cumbria and serving Alston Moor and Weardale. At roughly 300m above sea level, we believe we are the highest 11-16 school in England. Top that!



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Why choose Samuel Kings?
  • Less is More

    For a secondary school to have less than 200 students presents all sorts of advantages. We really know our students and all our families know us. We give students real leadership opportunities and challenge & support each of them to be ambitious for their future.
  • Focused & Driven

    We know what we want for the school and are determined to achieve it; we know that excellent teaching, leadership and behaviour leads to the outstanding levels of progress and achievement we seek for every student.
  • Nurturing, but still competitive

    Individual support for students is excellent - we genuinely look after them.  But we know the importance of competition too.  Whether it's Hartside, Cross Fell, Killhope, Tindale or Whitfield, your House is going to mean a lot to you.

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