Name of Head: Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown (Senior School Head and Principal of the Kingswood Foundation) Mr Mark Brearey (Prep School)
Age of pupils: Prep school: 9 months – 11 years, Senior school 11-18 years
Number of pupils: Senior school – 900, Prep – 404
Fees: Nursery fees from £76 per day, Prep day fees from £3,991 per term. Senior day pupils from £6,146 per term, weekly boarding from £9,707 and full-time boarding from £11,112 per term.
Religious denomination: Methodist/Non denominational
The curriculum: Kingswood offers an inclusive, family-like, day and boarding community which is free of pretension while providing academic rigour and stretching objectives for all pupils. Younger children benefit from learning-friendly classrooms which cultivate curious, confident and independent minds. In the senior school, students develop independent learning skills, securing impressive academic results, with the support of outstanding staff and access to excellent facilities. With a balance of traditional subjects such as Mathematics and Science, Kingswood also embraces contemporary changes in the curriculum, alongside a strong emphasis on Languages, Drama and Art.
Extra curricular activities: There are more than 100 extra-curricular activities available to pupils during the week and at weekends. The prep school’s Activities Programme focuses on music, drama, sport, design and technology, which ignite a spark in a child, increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem. Senior school options might include outdoor pursuits, Model United Nations (the school hosts a large conference in the Spring each year), fashion and textiles, climbing, script writing or jazz. These activities are the chance to hone skills, or discover new talents which often often becoming life long interests. Kingswood believes that an all round education is vital to prepare young people for life beyond school.
Pastoral care: Pastoral care is central to everything staff do at Kingswood Prep and it both supports and defines the School’s holistic approach to education. At the Prep School the child-centred framework is the motivation to find and celebrate the uniqueness of every individual ensuring that children feel good about themselves, recognise their strengths and constantly develop any areas they find challenging. In the Senior School, The Kingswood for Life programme offers age appropriate support, information and activities across assemblies, tutor groups and in Houses. Houses are at the heart of the pastoral structure, with staff providing daily support. Kingswood’s pastoral care was ranked outstanding in the latest report and is highly regarded by parents. Personal tutors mentor and assist with each pupil’s independent learning plan, set personal targets and offer support to achieve individual aims.
Outstanding characteristics: Kingswood has outstanding teaching staff, a strong sense of community and fantastic extracurricular opportunities across both the Prep and Senior Schools. Academic achievement takes place in the context of all-round personal development. Kingswood School believes that every individual has talents to be discovered and nurtured. This is focused on, while also preparing students for their future beyond school. Pupils achieve astonishing successes as they constantly progress well beyond their natural potential.