Welcome to the King David High School, Manchester.
The King David High School is founded on traditional Jewish values with a belief in respect, courtesy, self-discipline, diligence and the pursuit of excellence.
Our mission is to encourage each and every child to reach the highest levels of academic achievement, creativity and personal development. Equally, our aim is to create a generation who will be knowledgeable, committed to their faith and values and who will become outstanding citizens within the Jewish and wider community.
The King David High School has an enviable reputation. Over the past two decades , the school has undergone a massive transformation and has now become the school of choice for many of the brightest and the best in the Greater Manchester region and beyond. Its achievements place it among the top schools in the country. Indeed, the results of Yavneh and Solomon rank them alongside the very best schools in the independent sector. Its ethos is aptly summarized in the school's mission statement: "...Excellence... the pursuit of excellence in every area of the curriculum is our primary aim, so as to ensure that each and every child achieves their maximum potential and beyond, combined with a warm and caring environment and with the teaching and practice of Judaism and its values..."
Alongside the ethos of excellence, academic achievement and personal development, great emphasis is placed on achieving the kind of atmosphere where learning becomes a pleasure and the school an experience to enjoy. The creation of a warm and caring environment is a founding principle of the school. The school goes to great lengths in its care for pupils. "...this is a happy school with a sense of purpose, a positive ethos, moral code and conduct... pupils are courteous, friendly, well motivated and enthusiastic.. relationships are excellent..." (Ofsted)
Not every child has the same natural academic ability, but every child has great potential. The school's role is to inspire and ignite the flame of interest and ambition and to cultivate talent in order that each child can realize their full potential.
Joshua Rowe, Chair of Governors
Welcome to our school. This is a school of excellence and warmth. Apart from imbuing our pupils with the values of our faith, our priorities are the well-being of our pupils and their academic success. The School permeates with an atmosphere of happiness and the school's academic results are outstanding at every level and it is this combination which marks the uniqueness of the school. Additionally, the School offers a vast range of extra-curricular activities which enable pupils to expand their range of interests. The school encourages pupils to engage in charitable and benevolent activities. Graduates attend Yeshivot, seminaries and Gap Year programmes in Israel and virtually all are offered places at the very best Universities. We are proud of the fact that so many of our alumni attain excellent degrees and are rewarded with prominent positions. We hope you come and join us and share the great experience - the joy of learning and the joy of achievement.