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Kimbolton School, Cambridgeshire

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United Kingdom,
PE28 0EA

Tel: +44 1480 860505
Fax: +44 1480 860386

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Mr J Belbin, BA FRSA

Mrs Jane Simpson

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
4 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Interview, Report from previous school, References, Assessment, Common Entrance, Entry test or exam, Age 3-11 is for day only while 11-18 is for day and boarding, GCSE results

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Music, 6th Form, All-rounder, Financial need, Sport, Art, Academic, Other bursaries, Means tested bursaries, Siblings, Senior school entry

What we offer

  • Media/Film studies
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Photography
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Government/Politics
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Business studies
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Spanish
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Netball
  • Fitness training
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Martial arts
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Water sports
  • Archery
  • Rounders
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Adventure training
  • Canoeing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Drama productions
  • Astronomy
  • Horse riding and management
  • Chess
  • Skiing
  • Horticulture
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Shooting
  • Rowing
  • Cycling
  • Rock climbing
  • Dance
  • Sailing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Corps of drums
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
Kimbolton School aims to provide, within a disciplined and caring framework, a balanced education, designed to encourage pupils to develop their individual personalities, interests and potential to the full.

Kimbolton Castle, the former residence Katharine of Aragon and later, the Dukes of Manchester, is the School's main building and houses its 6th Form Centre. It is located in 120 acres of parkland in the village of Kimbolton and is an idyllic and safe setting for children to learn.

A pupil's progress is closely monitored by means of a thorough system of academic assessment and pastoral care with each housemaster assisted by a team of tutors. The School is noted for its happy family atmosphere, excellent pastoral care and very strong academic results. As an inter-denominational school, the teaching is based on Christian values but is suitable for children of all faiths and backgrounds.

The principal games for boys are soccer, hockey and cricket, and for girls, hockey, netball and tennis. The School assists every pupil to find a sporting activity that they enjoy and will continue after leaving school. In the 5th and 6th form pupils may choose activities from over 20 on offer which include the team sports plus golf, aerobics, dance, clay pigeon shooting, sailing and canoeing. A handsome Sports Complex, comprising of sports hall, gymnasium, weights room, squash courts, and activity room stands alongside an 'astroturf' hockey pitch. Another astroturf pitch with floodlights was completed in 2009. There is also a modern 25 metre indoor swimming pool. Outdoor pursuits are also strong with marathon canoeing and sailing at the nearby Grafham Water being particular strengths.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities including sailing, shooting and canoeing is offered and the School is proud of its strong tradition in music and drama. There is a highly regarded Combined Cadet Force and an active Community Service Unit.

The School has a whole-hearted commitment to boarding, and the boys and girls enjoy a comfortable and homely environment noted for its close-knit sense of community and relaxed family atmosphere. A wide range of activities are arranged for the boarders at the weekends which help to make the boarding a rich and rewarding experience.

The modern facilities include a laboratory complex, ICT centre, art centre, Sixth Form social area and the Vanbrugh Library. The Queen Katharine Building, housing six modern classrooms and a 120-seat lecture theatre, opened in early 2009.
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