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Kingswood School, Avon



School Details
School Crest
Lansdown,
Bath,
Avon,
United Kingdom,
BA1 5RG

Tel: +44 1225 734210
Fax: +44 1225 734305

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Founded:1748

Headmaster:
Mr Simon Morris

Head of Admissions:
Diane Patterson

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
ISC, AMDIS, AGBIS, IAPS, BSA, HMC
Religious affiliation:
Inter-denominational, Methodist, Christian, No religious affiliation
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
0 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£10,002
to
£15,183
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£19,809
to
£29,568
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£23,583
to
£32,727
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
493
Day
400
100
Full board
100
20
Weekly
18
613
Total
518
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
250
80
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:


Scholarship exam, Registration, Scholarship or bursary exam, References, Report from previous school, Interview, GCSE results, Entry test or exam, Common Entrance, Taster days
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Senior school entry, Boarding, Music, Siblings, CDT, Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Sport, Clergy/Ministers, All-rounder, Other scholarships, Teaching, 6th Form, Drama

What we offer


  • Psychology
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Critical thinking
  • Theology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Photography
  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Economics
  • Classics
  • Business studies
  • Government/Politics
  • German
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Greek
  • French
  • Ancient Greek
  • Japanese
  • Fencing
  • Netball
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Rounders
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Touch rugby
  • Fitness training
  • Cycling
  • Language club
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure training
  • Sailing
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Scuba diving
  • Drama productions
  • Chess
  • Young Enterprise
  • Yoga
  • Rock climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Horse riding and management
  • Rowing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • 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
  • Vegetarian
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
 
 
Head PhotoKingswood School offers a caring and nurturing environment in which the highest academic standards are attained, alongside a strong emphasis on all-round education. It is one of the finest boarding and day schools in the South West of England, in one of the most beautiful settings - within 218 acres of parkland on Lansdown Hill, overlooking the world heritage City of Bath. It is ideally placed for easy access by rail and road (only 90 minutes from London) and also international airports at Gatwick, Heathrow and also Bristol.

Facilities include not only extensive academic classrooms, laboratories and ICT facilities, but a Music School (with recording studio), a Theatre and Drama Studio used for professional as well as amateur productions, and extensive sports facilities (Sports Hall, two Floodlit Astroturf pitches with an extended training area, indoor swimming pool etc). A recent new addition is a multi-media library based at the heart of the campus which enhances the individual learning programmes established for all pupils. All the boarding houses have been upgraded in recent years and offer excellent 'homely' environments, satellite TV and all but two, have their own private grounds and garden.

The School is the oldest Methodist educational establishment in the world (founded in 1748 by John Wesley) and so it has a unique heritage. Today it welcomes pupils from every faith and none, and has a global outlook. It sees its religious aim as not to indoctrinate, but to explore the spiritual dimensions of life and to instil a love of life and learning in all its pupils. Christian values permeate Kingswood School's philosophy and ethos. The witness of Chapel life is therefore important and all members of the school community are encouraged to behave in a way that reflects the best Christian values.

The senior section of the School offers education for boys and girls, both day and boarding, between the ages of 11 and 18. The younger pupils aged 11 and 12 have their own centre, which enables them to enjoy all the extra care normally associated with the best of prep schools, whilst simultaneously experiencing all the benefits of the whole senior school facilities and its wide curriculum. At 13+ they enter one of six houses, three for boys and three for girls. Each senior house, like the junior one, provides a strong caring community in which friendships can flourish. There is a large sixth form of c200 with their own a purpose-built Study Centre offering an array of extra facilities for their exclusive use.

In September 2018, Kingswood will be opening a brand new Nursery which will be known as 'The Garden At Kingswood'. It will welcome children from nine months for 45 weeks of the year, with an option of a further five.

At The Garden, the Nursery children will also have access to the high-quality facilities and resources available at Kingswood, including well-equipped areas in Science, Technology, Swimming, Sport, Music and Drama. There will also be a focus on Outdoor Education, with the children able to explore our beautiful, serene and secure grounds.

Academically, the School consistently achieves very high results, however, the aim is to ensure that all students are able to develop their other talents to equal effect. Kingswood School has a very high reputation for its sport, music, drama, and art, and it has a particularly extensive array of activities - with over 100 options available throughout the year. This generates a very happy school in which pupils feel appreciated and learn to use their different skills.
Inspection reports have praised Kingswood School not only for its academic attainment, high level of pastoral care, and breadth of extra-curricular activity but also for the commitment and dedication of its teaching staff.

The relationships between staff and pupils are one of the factors most commented upon by parents. The school expects parents to work with it in ensuring standards of behaviour that encourage co-operation, mutual support and a sense of responsibility alongside providing opportunity for competition and individuality. The generation of life-long friendships is very much part of what the school encourages.

A Kingswood pupil will be taking much more than good results with them to University!
  • 27th September 2018 - Sixth Form Open Evening
  • 4th October 2018 - Prep School Open Morning
  • 6th October 2018 - Senior School Open Day
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