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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. School House is the main building, an inviting white building with a ‘Kiss and Drop ends here’ sign cheekily sending parents on their way. The dyslexic children at Kingsley progress further than anyone’s expectations and so it’s not surprising that one parent told us…

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What the school says...

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)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since January 2017, Mr Pete Last, previously deputy head pastoral, senior housemaster, head of boarding and housemaster of a boys’ house at Stowe School. Educated at Alleyn’s School, London and Cambridge, where he read geography, Mr Last has also completed a masters in educational leadership at Buckingham University. Married to Debs, an art specialist. Both from Kent but met in India while working at Hebron International School in Ooty. Returned after six years to teaching posts at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire, also running a boarding house, before moving to Stowe after nine years there. Mr Last is passionate about education (and Arsenal) and was 'looking forward to helping to lead Kingsley forward into a new and exciting chapter of its history.'

Academic matters

In 2017, 30 per cent A*-A/9-7 at GCSE and 39 per cent...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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
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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