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Kingsley School, Bideford

Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon, England EX39 3LY

Age Range & Fees

Age Range0 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£5940 to £13380
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£16740 to £20085
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£22155 to £26835
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
70Full Boarding30
6Weekly Boarding3

Number of Staff

Full-time: 65
Part-time: 5

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Alastair Ramsay

Set in 25 acres of playing fields, gardens and woods, on the edge of the medieval maritime market town of Bideford, and within easy reach of dramatic Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, Kingsley School naturally offers every kind of water sport, including rowing, surfing and canoeing.

Not that Kingsley's sporting prowess is limited to the water; far from it. Our gymnastics, netball and biathlon teams, for example, have won national titles, while our judo Academy has a unique training partnership with the famous Team Bath which has attracted elite players to the school from the UK and Germany.

Every pupil, boy and girl, of every level of ability, is encouraged to join in, to represent the school, and to develop their talents to the very highest level of which they are capable.

Academically the school consistently achieves excellent results. Kingsley's GCSE results are 50% higher than the UK national average, while 95% of our Sixth Formers go on to university.

More than 60 after-school clubs and activities - including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the annual Ten Tors Challenge on nearby Dartmoor - keep our students challenged and stimulated beyond the regular school timetable.

The Boarding Houses offer real home-from home comfort and security.

And the school's Learning Development Centre has earned - and maintains - a national reputation in its field.

The school is always happy to welcome visitors. Please contact our Mrs Lou Wivell in our Admissions Team on 01237 426200 to arrange a convenient time.
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    What we offer

    • Agriculture/Horticulture
    • Business studies
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Engineering
    • Environmental studies
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • Chinese
    • English
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch rugby
    • Water sports
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horse riding and management
    • Horticulture
    • Language club
    • Orienteering
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rock climbing
    • Rowing
    • Shooting
    • Yoga
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • 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
    • Autism
    • Dyslexia
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    Method of Entry

    • Audition
    • Entry test or exam
    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
    • This is a non-selective school
    • Report from previous school
    • Scholarship or bursary exam
    • Please apply to school
    • Educational psychologist's report
    • Registration
    • Scholarship exam
    • Visit school
    • Taster days

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Other bursaries
    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Drama
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Art
    • Junior school entry
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Financial need
    • Senior school entry
    • All-rounder
    • Other scholarships
    • Teaching
    • 6th Form
    • Sport
    • Means tested scholarships
    • Means tested bursaries

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • A Level
      Advanced Level Examinations
    • ABRSM
      Associated board of the Royal School of Music
    • AQA
      Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
    • ASDAN
      Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network
    • BTEC
      Business and Technology Education Council
    • Edexcel Foundation
    • GCSE
      General Certicicate of Secondary Education
    • IELTS
      International English Language Testing
    • IGCSE
      International General Certicicate of Secondary Education
    • LAMDA
      London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    • OCR
      Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
    • WJEC

    Religious Affiliation:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Christian
    • Church of England
    • Methodist

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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