Set in a stunning coastal location on the Isle of Man, we are a unique school in a very special environment.
As one of the best and most established International Baccalaureate schools in the British Isles, what we value above all is being a strong, friendly community.
Our vibrant, friendly and creative boarding community adds so much to the College environment. There are two boarding houses – Colbourne House for boys and School House for girls.
With a mix of local and international boarders, pupils are given the freedom to become more independent, both socially and academically, fostering friendships which will last a lifetime.
The boarding community represents around 25% of the College population, with many of our local pupils choosing to board. Opting to board at College, be it flexi, weekly or full time, gives pupils the freedom to become more independent both socially and academically.
It encourages pupils to organise their time more efficiently and to strike a healthy balance between work and play. They become more tolerant, more confident and more willing to act as part of a group.
The surroundings with the sea is beautiful. I also like the mix of towns and a quiet, lovely countryside. I would really recommend it here – everyone is so kind and helpful.”
Head of Boarding
Susie has been a member of staff at King William’s College since arriving on the Isle of Man in 2010, where she remains in awe of the Island’s beauty and its friendly community.
Susie became Housemistress of School House in 2012, enjoying ten years of helping students on their journey through College. Now as Head of Boarding, she is passionate about ensuring our boarders feel they have a home from home with us, that everyone is cared for, feels valued and is able to excel.
Susie lives onsite with her family and pets. She previously worked at The University of Cambridge as an Academic Researcher in Neuroscience.
Housemistress of School House
Amanda teaches Biology and Environmental Studies at King William’s College and her favourite aspect of the job is working with our wonderful student community, particularly being a part of international students’ journeys to broaden their horizons and begin exploring the world independently.
Amanda engaged in a PhD, working in a world-renowned laboratory at UCL and as a young professional woman, went on to become a fellow of King’s College at The University of Cambridge in her early 30s. Her work was at the cutting edge of gene and stem cell therapy. She led an international research programme based both in Cambridge and Harvard University. In addition, Amanda spent several months developing science facilities in secondary schools in rural Kenya, fostering a passion to raise the aspirations of young women to achieve their goals.
Housemother of Colbourne House
Wendy has been a Housemother at King William’s College since February 2010. Wendy values the close family feeling in Colbourne House, and helps to foster a safe and caring environment.
Wendy was previously a teacher in Manchester for 30 years, teaching at A Level standard and also teaching outdoor pursuits. Wendy was awarded the BSA Best Housemother Award, which is awarded to the best Housemother out of 35 countries across the world.
Housemother of School House
Pauline joined King William’s College in 2021, having spent all of her career working with children and young adults. Pauline enjoys working as part of a committed team and giving the best care to our boarders, finding it both a very fulfilling and rewarding career.
Pauline previously worked for 20 years in a large boarding school in North London, and prior to this, she also worked in the Cathedral School in Chichester, looking after the Chorister boarders.