Basic Information & Location
Kingswood is a co-educational school, welcoming children from 9 months old in its nursery and offering an all-through educational experience, with boarding from the age of seven years old in its Prep School, to age 18 in the Sixth Form.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can” – Founder, John Wesley.
Kingswood encourages its students to develop lively, enquiring and well-informed minds and the high standard of attainment reached by its pupils has been highly praised. From 11 to 13 pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum. Each pupil has a tutor to supervise progress and to offer advice and encouragement. At 14 the pupils choose at least eight and up to twelve GCSE subjects to develop their particular talents whilst maintaining a broad range of skills. They are also encouraged to develop independent learning plans which they work on with their tutors.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
The well-being of all of its pupils is of the utmost importance to the school. Kingswood also educates its pupils about a variety of topics, such as online safety, sex education, drugs and alcohol awareness, and eating disorders, both through PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) lessons and through tutorials and assemblies.
The House system is at the heart of its pastoral support structure. There are seven Houses, each run by an experienced Housemaster or Housemistress who is supported by a Deputy and a team of tutors. The tutors, who take direct responsibility for individual boarding and day pupils at the School, are the first point of contact for parents. Each student attends regular target setting and review meetings, and communication with home is very much a part of this process as appropriate.
Extra-curricular & Personal Development
The school provides an extensive range of excellent co-curricular activities. There are over 100 activities each term. The provision for sport, music and drama is outstanding and many pupils participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and outdoor pursuits. The School also hosts the annual Bath Schools Model United Nations conference.
All students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities to discover new talents, improve existing skills, work as part of a team and find activities and hobbies that they enjoy which will take them past school and often become lifelong interests. In addition, academic societies, departmental trips and activities that complement the curriculum help students demonstrate a passion for their subjects outside the classroom, which is invaluable for students completing university applications.
In its most recent ISI Inspection, the Kingswood co-curricular programme was rated as “excellent”. The school is passionate that educating young people is not just about inspiring pupils academically but also giving them a really broad range of opportunities.