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What teenager wouldn’t want to combine school life with that of beaches, surfing and friends from around the world? That may all sound too much like fun rather than education, but Kingsley has got the balance right; a great campus,...

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Kingsley School warmly welcomes parents seeking a good all-round education and lots of opportunities for their children. We offer free “taster” days when prospective pupils can experience school life. The School offers a full academic programme to suit the needs of individual pupils, and there is an extra-curricular programme spanning many different activities. We have our own purpose built theatre and we benefit from a superb location on the edge of a small historic town and close to the Atlantic Ocean and Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. We pride ourselves on encouraging pupils to thrive in our friendly, homely atmosphere. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Food Technology at an English Independent School (GCSE)

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What teenager wouldn’t want to combine school life with that of beaches, surfing and friends from around the world? That may all sound too much like fun rather than education, but Kingsley has got the balance right; a great campus, an open, caring approach, and specialist teachers. The dyslexic children at Kingsley progress further than anyone’s expectations...

Headmaster

Since 2013, Simon Woolcott BSc ARCS, deputy head since 2009. Born in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Simon came to the UK when he was 16. Studied biology at Imperial College, London, and after a teaching course, took his first post in the Netherlands. Previously head of sixth form at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, and before that, housemaster at The United World College in Singapore and head of biology at Wilmington Grammar School, Kent. Teaches chemistry at Kingsley. Married to...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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