18th September 2023 Kingsley News

Boys now in-bound

From September 2025, we are excited to announce that we will be extending co-education from the Prep School, welcoming boys into the Senior School and Sixth Form. The Kingsley School, which celebrates its 140th anniversary next year, will admit boys initially into Years 7 and 12.

Former Kingsley parent and Chair of Kingsley Governors, Maureen Hicks, commented: “The continuity of currently serving on the Kingsley School Committee as a Governor of Warwick Schools Foundation keeps me close and that is important to me. Kingsley’s future has and always will be at the heart of all our decisions.

By investing and expanding opportunities to experience a Kingsley education, the Foundation will further elevate the Kingsley offer and provide the springboard for many more young people to succeed in a modern world – To Learn. To Fly.”

Richard Nicholson, Principal of Warwick Schools Foundation says, “Giving two years’ notice also means that parents with children in Year 5 can now consider Kingsley for their sons as well as their daughters.

“The Foundation, through Warwick School, also has unparalleled experience in teaching and nurturing boys.

This means that we have a unique insight into ensuring that both girls and boys flourish and have the best possible experience academically and in their co-curricular programme.”

Sally Austin, Chair of Foundation Governors, said the move will offer greater choice to parents in the area. “Our pupils learning to work side by side with those with different interests and talents is an invaluable life skill,” she added.

“The family atmosphere at Kingsley is an important part of its identity – where each individual is known, nurtured, and empowered.

“The senior team at Kingsley and the wider Foundation are all really excited about how the values, ethos and academic standards of Kingsley will now be available to both boys and girls.”

With such a significant anniversary on the horizon, this is the perfect time to both celebrate everything Kingsley has achieved since its foundation in 1884, and to look forward with confidence to this new chapter in the life of the school we all love so dearly.

The Kingsley School