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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 hot house, parents are…

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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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Sports

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

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2020, Andrew Gordon-Brown (50s), 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...

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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
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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