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Kingswood School

Day & Boarding 11-18yrs
Type: Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior, Sixth Form
Pupil Numbers: 845
Entrance Procedure: All pupils entering Kingswood will take age-specific papers and have an interview.
Fees per term: Nursery: from £35 per session. Full and half days available. Prep School - Day: £3,603 - £4,314, Senior School - Day: £5,471 | Weekly: £8,600 - £10,654 | Full Boarding: £9,845 - £12,193 per term

Head's Up

Start Date: 1st September 2020
Previous Roles: Management Consultant (Deloitte), Media Analyst (JP Morgan), Radley College (Economics teacher and rowing coach), Stonyhurst College (Deputy Headmaster), Truro School (Headmaster).
Something people don't know about you: I loved acting at school, playing Oliver in ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Joseph in his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.

“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 you ever can.”

Andrew Gordon-Brown

SNTV interview with Andrew Gordon-Brown

The inside track from a current parent

As parents of two boarders, we chose Kingswood for its holistic philosophy ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can..… for as long as ever you can”. The excellent pastoral care that goes alongside the high levels of academic provision are exactly what we wanted. Both children have blossomed socially, emotionally and academically. Our daughter has gone on to a wonderful university of her choice with grades way above our expectations thanks to the commitment of the teaching staff, and our son is about to leave with hopefully the same high level achievements. From the moment they both arrived, very homesick, the House Staff in each case, and supporting matrons, have been exceptional in the provision of care in a ‘home away from home’. The personal tutors that were allocated at each stage have been marvellous in their dedication in all areas of both school and personal life. One consideration was Kingswood’s high proportion of day pupils and if this would suit our children coming from overseas. Completely to the contrary, both our children ended up surrounded by pupils from multicultural backgrounds and in both cases, their best friends ended up being day pupils because the community is so welcoming. Extracurricular activities are exceptional, with enormous achievements in art, drama, music and sport for both children. On top of this, access to The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme amongst many other possibilities has provided outstanding opportunities in a superbly rounded experience at Kingswood. We could not be more delighted with our choice and both our children have emerged as thriving, highly contributory, resilient and responsible global citizens.

As parents we love...

  • Holistic experiences and life skills acquired at Kingswood and that our children feel safe.
  • Opportunities, experiences, achievements and challenges for our children.
  • Community spirit with respect and awareness of others in every day life.

As pupils we love...

  • Lifelong friendships and independence in a safe environment.
  • A sense of engagement, purpose and fulfilment in every day life.
  • Superb opportunities for building personality, individuality and a great CV!

What makes us different

100+ co-curricular activities.
Inspiring and vibrant enrichment programme with subject trips, volunteering opportunities and external speakers.
Individually matched tutor and mentor, for excellent academic and pastoral support


Visits to Kingswood School usually last up to one hour and families are able to ask many questions to their tour guide as as they view our facilities. Tours can be arranged by emailing Hannah Jennings on hjennings@kingswood.bath.sch.uk.
Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5RG

Useful Dates

Term Dates:

Open Days:

Lower Senior School Open Morning, Years 7 & 8 – Saturday 18 June, 2022. Senior School Open Day, Years 7-13 – Saturday 1 October, 2022

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