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  • Kingswood School
    Lansdown Road
    BA1 5RG
  • Head: Mr Simon Morris
  • T 01225 734200
  • F 01225 734305
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Bath and North East Somerset
  • Pupils: 799; sixth formers: 237
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Fees: Day £15,884; Boarding £24,969 - £34,235 pa
  • Open days: 3 October 2020 for the whole of the Senior School
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Even on a grey day, the views from the school are magnificent. It is ideally placed – a 20-minute walk down the hill into the city, but with a country feel about it. Even though day pupils outnumber boarders, Kingswood feels like a co-ed boarding school with day pupils. The arts are outstanding and there is an annual award ceremony for artistically talented pupils in art, drama, DT and music. A third of pupils learn a…

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What the school says...

Kingswood School is one of the finest independent schools in the South West of England, providing an atmosphere of happiness and excellence in which children thrive. Day and boarding pupils are fully integrated. They benefit from and enjoy a dynamic curriculum with a breadth of teaching and learning to enable them to reach their own true potential. ...Read more

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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.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2008, Simon Morris MA PGCE NPQH (early 50s). Educated at Ipswich School (he is one of three current HMC heads – the others are Mark Bailey, high master of St Paul’s, and Nick Gregory, head of Wycliffe College – to have attended the school). Read modern and medieval languages at Cambridge, then went into the City, where he qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen. He grew up in a boarding school (his father was deputy headmaster of The Royal Hospital School) and admits that ‘the call of teaching was pretty strong’. PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University, followed by first job at Warwick School (he became head of German after a year). Head of modern foreign languages, then housemaster at The Leys. Deputy head at St John’s, Leatherhead for seven years...

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Special Education Needs

Kingswood School offers a limited level of learning support for pupils with mild difficulties such as Dyslexia.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
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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