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Kimbolton School

Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom PE28 0EA

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 18
Annual Day Fees£9930 to £16575
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£25905 to £25905
Annual Full Boarding Fees£27555 to £27555

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
520Day500
25Full Board25
2Weekly3
547Total528

Number of Staff

Full-time: 75
Part-time: 11

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr J Belbin, BA FRSA


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 in which children can thrive.

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 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 football, 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 first class Sports Complex, comprising of sports hall, gymnasium, weights room, squash courts, and activity room stands alongside two astroturf hockey pitches. There is also a modern 25 metre indoor swimming pool. Our popular Outdoor pursuits department offers canoeing (and has an impressive record in the marathon Devizes-Westminster canoe race), and sailing at nearby Grafham Water.

A wide range of extra-curricular activities are 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.

Our facilities include the state of the art Queen Katharine building, home to STEM subjects, art centre, Sixth Form social area and Vanbrugh Library.
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Government/Politics
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Astronomy
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Corps of drums
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • SEBD
  • Delicate/Medical

Method of Entry

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • AGBIS
  • AMDIS
  • BSA
  • HMC
  • IAPS

Religious Affliations:

  • Non-denominational


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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