Kingswood School

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This school has 3 parent reviews

Lansdown Road
01225 734200
11 - 18
Other independent school
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Independent inspection report
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
A level average point score
Average A level result
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
From £5,208
Day Fees Per Term

Leaver Destinations


Co-educational nursery

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School Open Events

Due to UK wide school closures in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, sadly all planned open events are cancelled until further notice.

When schools reopen, we will update our school pages with new dates and opportunities to visit schools once again.

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School Description

Kingswood School is a leading co-educational boarding and day school, situated in an idyllic location overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath. Founded in the 18th Century by John Wesley, Kingswood is a happy, vibrant and forward-looking school which provides the very best in all round education for pupils aged 9 months to 18 years. Firmly based on the Christian principles of our founder, Kingswood is a school of high academic standards where all pupils are encouraged to discover.

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Kingswood School Reviews

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“Best online learning provision in Bath”
I have children in three different schools in Bath and the online provision offered by Kingswood during the school closures due to Covid-19 has been far the best. A structured school day with just the right amount of live lesson contact and offline tasks. Clear communication from the headmaster throughout helped us all feel informed and well cared for. Having spoken to other parents across the city, it's not just a state v private benefit you get at Kingwood. I have friends with children in private schools who have found the online learning really lacking. I know that online learning is (hopefully) coming to an end now but you can tell a lot about a school in terms of how they react in a crisis. It's such a shame the head, Mr Morris, won't get the send off he deserves at the end of the term as he is leaving the school after over 10 years. As a parent, I am keen to see what the new head changes. Kingswood gets a lot right but I'd like to see a more modern approach at times.
“A truly all-round education”
Very pleased with my daughter's progress since she joined the senior school last September. The longer school day really benefits her: lessons finish at 4.30 but she takes part in an after school activity most days including art club, netball and climbing. Enrichment is part of day-to-day school life. I've seen her confidence grow and I am especially pleased with the house system that seems the Y7 and Y8s in their own building called Westwood for tutor time and storing books and sports kit. This is their cosy base even though they navigate the school for lessons. It's a good way to transition from a small primary shcool to a large secondary.
“A happy all-round school that also gets results”
Kingwood has a reputation among the Bath schools for excellent pastoral care, and, as a parent of a Year 8 pupil, I couldn't be happier with this aspect of the school. It's not at the cost of academic results, however. My son is encouraged to reach his potential and his results are strong. In my opinion there isn't a better place for an all-round education. I really like the co-ed aspect of Kingswood too. These are lucky children but the pupils are quietly confident with good manners and a wider awareness of the world. They all seem nicely grounded. There is also an increasing emphasis on strategies for good mental health and my son regularly practices mindfulness in his tutor group. I can't recommend the school highly enough.
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News & events from Kingswood School

Last update: 23 July 2020


Our upcoming Open Events are as follows but please check the link below for the latest information:

Sixth Form Open Evening: Tuesday 29 September from 6.30pm – 9.00pm.

Senior Open Morning (All Years):  Saturday 3 October 9.00am – 12.00pm.
Including tours of Kingswood Prep School if required


Prep School Events:

KPS School Open Morning: Thursday 1 October 10.00am – 12.00pm


We are delighted to welcome families on personal visits, when Covuid-19 guidelines permit, ideally during term time and on a working day, as this is the best time to see the school community operating normally. As well as organising a meeting with the Headmaster or a member of the Senior Management Team, the Admissions team will also arrange a tour with one of our pupils. This will include a visit to one of our boarding houses and a chance to talk about entrance procedures with the Head of Admissions. Visits normally take place between 9.00am and 2.30pm and last around two hours.  

To book a visit please fill out the form below or contact Senara Derrick via [email protected] or click on the link below. 

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‘The Garden At Kingswood’ opened in September 2018 and is open for 50 weeks of the year welcoming children from 9 months.  The Pre-School will give our younger children a space to make the most of their first steps in a school-based environment which will aim to stimulate these young minds at a stage when they are so open to learning new skills. Our children will have access to Science, ICT, PE, Music, languages, yoga, swimming and outdoor education.

Come and explore all of what Kingswood has to offer your child.

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• 90% of our Sixth Form students gain entry to their preferred choice of University

• 11% of the School Roll is made up of students from overseas

• The average class size for pupils in Years 7-11 is 18

• The average Sixth Form class size is 10 pupils per class

• We fully support and guide students with their University applications and work experience, including one-to-one tutorials on writing their Personal Statements

• Activity programmes provide important foundations for the development of character and personality in young people. The value and benefit of these experiences cannot be achieved by classroom teaching alone

• The City of Bath not only offers a culturally rich and stimulating experience; it is also a very safe and secure environment for international pupils to live in. isit the Kingswood website




Kingswood School has announced that the Governing Body have appointed Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown to succeed Simon Morris as Principal of the Kingswood Foundation and Head of the Senior School from September 2020.

Andrew Gordon-Brown is currently Head of Truro School, which is a member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust and therefore shares the ethos and values which are central to the success of Kingswood.  Educated at Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Andrew was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town before joining Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.  He rowed for South Africa in the 1992 Olympics and then studied at Oxford University, gaining a Diploma in Social Studies and a MSc in Agricultural Economics as well as a rowing Blue.  He rejoined Deloittes for a period before moving to the UK, spending six years working in the City, before switching careers to teaching. 

Married with three children, Andrew is both a sportsman and a music lover. He is a founding trustee of a charity which provides teachers who deliver much of the music in the state education sector in Cornwall.

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Meet the Head: Simon Morris

Simon Morris is Senior School Headmaster and Principal of the Kingswood Foundation. He joined the school in 2008 following a successful seven years as Deputy Head at St John’s School, Leatherhead. Mr Morris has an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from St John’s College, Cambridge. 

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

I was very fortunate to have some really inspirational teachers myself at school and I loved the year I spent teaching English in Germany as part of my undergraduate degree at Cambridge.Although I actually went into the City on leaving university, I knew that my real vocation lay in teaching and it was not long before I experienced the pull of the classroom again.

I am constantly inspired by young people and their ideas and my interest in teaching remains undiminished – I continue to teach and it is always a highlight of the week. I do hope that I can, in some way, make a difference to all the young people at Kingswood and inspire them to make a difference both here at school and in their lives beyond. That is, and has always been, a real motivation for me.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

What I’m really proud of is that I have a brilliant team of staff who inspire the young people at Kingswood to not only achieve amazing things, but to be really rounded and decent young people as well. I guess I am therefore proud of appointing so many fantastic leaders.

I’m proud that we excel in so many areas; not only have we, for instance, seen massive improvements in our students’ overall academic performance, but also, for instance, on the sports field.

I’m really proud that we are consistently rated as one of the top schools nationally for academic value-added; that tells a very important story. I was really proud when we were rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by the inspectors earlier this year; it is always good to receive external confirmation of what we internally strive for.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A successful school is a school where all students are ambitious and feel valued as individuals, where they are inspired to achieve great things by outstanding teachers, where there is a real sense of community and shared experience, and where everybody believes they can make a difference.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Without doubt, self-confidence without arrogance. Our role is to prepare young people for life beyond school. If they are to be successful in their lives, they will need many things, but they will only make a real and meaningful difference if they have the necessary confidence in themselves, this needs to be accompanied by a lack of self-importance if that difference is to be of real value.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

Ambitious, Warm, Community-spirited, Fun, Happy.

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