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  • Kings' School (Winchester)
    Romsey Road
    SO22 5PN
  • Head: Mr Mathew Leeming
  • T 01962 861161
  • F 01962 849224
  • E…
  • W www.kings-winc…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hampshire
  • Pupils: 1680
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd May 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th March 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Results rival those of grammar schools, which is impressive for a school with a totally comprehensive admission, and one which accepts a high number of disabled and special needs pupils. The buildings are harmoniously set round courtyard spaces amid green pitches and park-like grounds. Stopping at 16 means they don’t get the national accolade that some all-through schools manage, but the girls proudly announced that they had been second nationally in U16 girls' football recently ‘and it was all decided in a penalty shoot-out at the end'....

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Italian at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Matthew Leeming. Educated at Westminster School and St John's College, Durham. He taught geography at schools in Liverpool, Lincolnshire and Peterborough before moving to Hampshire. After spending six years as deputy headteacher at Brookfield Community School, he was appointed headteacher of Crofton School in Stubbington. Married, with two children, Mr Leeming lives in Chichester, which has a similar school system and his family experience confirms his view that secondary 11-16 school followed by sixth form college is a very beneficial arrangement for pupils. Friendly, unpretentious and easy to talk to, he evidently loves Kings’. Describing himself as ‘the cat that got the cream,’ he believes it is an exceptional school and seeks to maintain its outstanding academic standards and well-ordered discipline, perhaps ‘softening it a little to make it a more nurturing...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a well established and highly regarded Resourced Provision for pupils with physical disabilities. There are usually about a dozen wheelchair users at any one time and they are fully integrated into the life of the school. Admission to the Resourced Provision is controlled by Hampshire County Council. The school also has a highly effective Learning Support team, with experience of a wide variety of needs. The emphasis is on supporting pupils in mainstream classes, but there are some small withdrawal groups, particularly for literacy.

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