About Us

Our History

Christ the King College was founded in September 2008, following the amalgamation of two highly successful schools, one Church of England and one Roman Catholic.

The joining of these two distinctive schools represented an exciting vision for faith based education on the Isle of Wight by creating the first and only 11 18 Christian High School for the Island.

Christ the King College is based on very clear aims and foundational principles; we aspire to live, learn and work together in the way exemplified to us by the life of Jesus Christ. The name of the College, Christ the King, and its motto, Via Veritas Vita (The Way, The Truth, The Life) reflect our founding principles which underpin our work.

Since its formation, the College has gone from strength to strength and is now a very successful school. As the only provider of faith based secondary education on the Isle of Wight, the College draws its students from across the Island. The expansion of the age range to full secondary provision has necessitated a growth in numbers, but the College has retained its distinctive family ethos and exceptional levels of pastoral care.


Christian Ethos

Central to the ethos of the College 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 achievement of others and supporting those who face difficulties.

As our College has grown our ethos has remained 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 believe that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Via Veritas Vita

We seek to be inspired by His teaching within our College and reflect His love and values as we live and learn together in our community.


College Prayer
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger