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  • Kingswood School
    Lansdown Road
    BA1 5RG
  • Head: Andrew Gordon-Brown
  • 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: 897; sixth formers: 235
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Fees: Day £18,438; Boarding £29,121 - £39,930 pa
  • Open days: Year 7 Open Day: June; Senior School Open Day: September; Sixth Form Information Event: October. Please visit the website to register your interest for our events and tours.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Kingswood Preparatory School

What says..

Pastoral care is ‘exemplary’, say parents, who enthuse about the quality of pupil and staff relationships and the overall sense of ‘being part of a community that cares about each other’. Locally viewed as ‘the caring, pastoral and holistic choice’, the school’s modesty belies the fact that it does rather well academically. While definitely not an academic hothouse, parents are…

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What the school says...

Kingswood is a happy, vibrant and forward-looking school. Our distinction as a Top 10 school in the Southwest region of the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2024 solidifies our standing as the best performing 11-18 co-educational day and boarding school in the region. While a Kingswood education extends beyond traditional classroom learning, our commitment to academic excellence remains unwavering - we consistently rank in the top 5% nationally for added value. With a broad and balanced curriculum supported by outstanding pastoral care, we empower every pupil to find and ignite their 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 2020, Andrew Gordon-Brown, formerly headmaster at Truro School for seven years. A warm, considered and visionary South African. Educated at Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg, studied commerce at University of Cape Town and then qualified as a chartered accountant. Spent 12 years in financial services both in South Africa and the UK for the likes of Deloitte, UBS and JPMorgan Chase. A rowing fanatic, he competed for South Africa in the 1992 Olympics (coming a commendable eighth) then set his heart on Oxbridge rowing. Taking a study break from his thriving finance career, he completed an MSc in agricultural economics and a diploma in social studies at Keble College, Oxford; met his now wife, Harriet, and earned a rowing blue in the 1994 Boat Race. In 2003, he made a benevolent midlife...

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Special Education Needs

Whilst we are a mainstream school and not a specialist one, we do support children with a variety of SEN as much as is reasonably possible.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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