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There’s no shortage of good schools in this area, all with their particular highlights, but this stands out for being relaxed and friendly, with an underlying buzz that seems to get pupils willingly and happily get on with doing their best. Every single pupil and parent we spoke to, bar none, raved about the fact that the school really understands each child and what makes them tick. Good system of heads of year, form tutors and heads of house - ‘they get to know you really well’ – along with a robust buddy, prefect, mentoring and house system that encourage friendship across the years, and plenty of positions of...

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What the school says...

We are an academic school that welcomes creativity and believes in independent learning at all ages. We pride ourselves not only on our academic results but on the supportive and positive atmosphere in the School and the opportunities we provide for individual talent to flourish and find expression through the rich blend of academic and co-curricular opportunities on offer. ...Read more

What the parents say...

Kingston Grammars school motto is "work well and be happy". It could not be more appropriate as all the children at this school are just so incredibly happy and I believe happy children and far better positioned to succeed in life. The school offers an wonderful environment with a fabulous balance of high academic achievement and co-curricular activities designed to give all the children the opportunity to be involved in something, which produces amazing results both in and out of the classroom. The co-curricular time table is astonishing. There is something for everyone from high performance sports (the hockey is exceptional) to building robots for robot wars. Art, music and drama are also busy departments which are constantly putting out projects and challenges to stimulate and engage the children. After attending parents evening where I met all the various subject teachers, I walked away reflecting on how incredibly fortunate my daughters are to be attending this school. The teacher are ALL, without exception, dynamic, enthusiastic and want to see all their students succeed. My daughters can't wait to go to school every morning which speaks for itself. This is the perfect school for those parents looking for a school with a strong pastoral presence which fosters very high levels of academic achievement without detracting from co-curricular life.

Commented on 1st May 2018

The thinks I like of KGS is to see that the children are so happy and positive about the school, they really seem to love it. Also, i should mention how impressed I am with the fact that the teachers are all so approachable and caring about the child rather than obsessed with A*s. KGS is a lovely school with beautiful sports grounds in such a beautiful location.

Commented on 1st May 2018

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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since 2014, Stephen Lehec, previously head of Aylesbury Grammar School. He joined Aylesbury as deputy head from Maidstone Grammar in 2006, becoming head in 2008. He has a history and English degree from Southampton and a PGCE from Oxford. Softly spoken (for a head) and personable, he works from an office so lush that it wouldn’t look out of place in an interiors magazine or, at any rate, a Heal’s ad. Not that he spends all his time there, with pupils telling us he’s ‘so much more hands-on than the last head.’ Teaches year 7 history (and was trying to find time to start teaching sixth formers too when we visited) and meets regularly with pupils across all years. ‘I never want to be the kind of head to say, “Remind me who...

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Special Education Needs

All pupils are screened on arrival and may be added to a register of those requiring special attention from subject teachers, who will receive detailed advice on how they can help pupils appropriately in class. If necessary pupils are withdrawn from a lesson weekly to have a special class with the SEN teacher, either individually or in a pair/small group. Pupils are allowed to use laptop computers should this be deemed necessary by an educational psychologist. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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