Kingswood School

Kingswood School

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Somerset

Kingswood School is situated on a magnificent 200-acre site in Lansdown, Bath, and offers an inclusive boarding and day community that is free of pretension and balances academic rigour, strength in the arts and sport, traditional values and outstanding pastoral care with a forward-thinking, can-do approach. 

Year Founded 1748
Religion Non-denominational
Inspection Report

Kingswood School has a total of 799 pupils, with 237 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £5208, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £9371 to £11606, per term.

336 Day Boys
(11- 18)
276 Day Girls
(11- 18)
99 Boarding Boys
(11- 18)
88 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About Kingswood School

Kingswood is a welcoming, inclusive community in which students are challenged to develop their own talents while encouraging others to do the same. Kingswood promotes confidence, open-mindedness and tolerance along with creativity and a spirit of enquiry. Academic achievement takes place within the context of all-round personal development, and high standards are combined with a sense of responsibility and service. Kingswood students excel on a personal level while also making a real difference to the lives of others.

In true boarding school style, Kingswood is open all hours and offers a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Pupils thrive in our warm and cosy boarding houses, surrounded by friends and looked after by dedicated staff.

Academic results are consistently excellent. In recent years, Kingswood has been ranked in the top 5% nationally for added-value, and regularly placed in the top 10 co-educational boarding or boarding/day schools.

At Kingswood, we believe that every individual has talents to be discovered and nurtured. We develop these whilst also preparing students for their future beyond school. Pupils achieve astonishing successes as they constantly progress well beyond their natural potential.


It is the policy of the Governors to review the fees annually and to minimise fee increases. Parents are normally advised of fee increases prior to the beginning of the Summer term.

The annual fee is payable in three equal instalments and is due by the first day of each term or by monthly instalments with the prior agreement of the Bursar.

Scholarships & Bursaries

A wide range of scholarships is available each year for entry to Years 7, 9 and 12. The awards are made in recognition of excellence in academic ability, Art, Drama, Music, Sport, and Design and Technology. A John Wesley Scholarship to recognise potential in all-round contribution to school life is also available for boarding students. You can download a copy of our 2018 Scholarships and Bursaries information below.

Scholarships for Year 12 are normally granted in November, Year 7 scholarships in December and Year 9 scholarships in February of the school year preceding entry.

In keeping with the Christian ethos and traditions of the School, the Headmaster and Governors seek to provide financial assistance to families where it is felt that a particular child would benefit from the type of education Kingswood provides and where there is a proven genuine need. All bursary applications are means-tested for eligibility and assessed by the Bursar and Headmaster.

Admissions Process

All pupils entering Years 7 and 8 and overseas candidates for Years 9 and 10 take age-specific papers in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning. UK candidates for Years 9 and 10 also take science, a foreign language (French, German, Latin or Spanish) plus a choice of two humanities papers (Geography, History or Religious Studies).

For UK candidates, entrance exams are generally taken at Kingswood or at the prospective pupil’s current school. For overseas candidates, assessment papers can only be taken under the supervision of a Kingswood agent or at the offices of the British Council. All such arrangements must be agreed upon by the Head of Admissions, Diane Patterson.

Our Admissions Secretary, Angela Snelling, can be contacted on 01225 734210 or on



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News from Kingswood School

Forthcoming Open Days

  • Lower Senior School Open Morning

    10:00 -12:00

    A chance to see Westwood House, the base for Year 7 and 8 pupils and to meet key members of staff.

  • Kingswood Senior School Open Morning

    9:00 -12:00

    An opportunity to see the whole of the Senior School and to meet key members of staff, including the new Headmaster, Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown.

  • Sixth Form Open Evening 2020

    18:30 -21:00