Kingswood School

Somerset
Boys (11 - 18)
Girls (11 - 18)
Day
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
Kingswood School

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. 

About the 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.

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 96 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 88 (11 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 800 (239 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5208 to £5338/term
  • Boarding Fees: £9371 to £11505/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

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.

Fees Information

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.

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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 admissions@kingswood.bath.sch.uk.

Finding out more

Location
Lansdown, Bath, BA1 5RG
Contact
01225 734243
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 96 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 88 (11 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 800 (239 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5208 to £5338/term
  • Boarding Fees: £9371 to £11505/term
  • ISI Inspection Report

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events