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One parent, heralding the transformation of his son since joining the school felt 'he would have been lost in the London day school system but is instead thriving and loving school'. History, DT, animal management and engineering are popular amongst the 31 subjects currently taught with A levels, BTec and CTec offered to suit all abilities. Another parent marvelled that her son could be so excited by CCF drills, and several parents wonder if there is 'something in the water at Kingham' that promotes such fun and enjoyment from previously

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Kingham Hill School is in the heart of the glorious Cotswold countryside, just 80 minutes from London Paddington, in a 100 acre estate where pupils have a safe place to explore and make their home. With just under 350 pupils Kingham Hill remains small to allow the school to sustain its caring, home-from-home community where every child is nurtured, challenged and inspired to succeed academically and within their personal lives. Named recently as a 'Top Small Independent School' for highest A level results by The Telegraph.

Highly qualified, specialist staff offer a broad and challenging curriculum (27+ courses at A level) to ensure every pupil has opportunities to learn, excel and realise their potential. Top class facilities, including a new £4m Maths and Science building and a new £1.5m library, ensure pupils have the best amenities to enhance their learning. Small class sizes deliver a bespoke learning experience that can be tailored to individual needs to help discover the talent in every child.
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Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.


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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2008, Nick Seward BEng MA (early 50's). Educated at Millfield; degree in aerospace engineering from Imperial College and master’s in theology from Durham. He brings a powerful combination of strong Christian values, really positive energy and a love of intellectual curiosity to the school. Born in Zambia, his formative years were spent in Papua New Guinea where his father managed the national football team.

After work with the homeless in Blackburn and London and four years as a curate, he joined Magdalen College School in Oxford, where his roles included Chaplain, house master and head of theology. At MCS he saw at first-hand how the right encouragement could lead to remarkable results and this culture of confidence-building is very much the hallmark of what Kingham does so well. His...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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
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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