About Us

Headteacher's Welcome

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Kingsley School and our caring and high-achieving learning community. It is a very exciting time to be part of our school as we further develop our facilities, ways of learning inside and beyond the classroom, and prepare to welcome boys from September 2025.

We are proud of our academic achievements – our small class sizes throughout the school enable each child to progress at their own speed, with the support and challenge of exceptionally well qualified teachers. In the Prep School, students perform extremely well academically against national benchmarks, but gains in confidence, independence and resilience are equally highly valued. And in the Senior School and Sixth Form, our students achieve significantly and consistently above the national average, with a 3-year rolling average of 46% of A level grades being awarded A* or A, and in 2023, 44% of grades were awarded A* – A (9-7) at GCSE level.

As well as academic success, our students achieve in and explore a wide range of areas as part of their Kingsley education. We want our students to experience the excitement of discovering that they can achieve more than they thought possible; we encourage them to embrace new opportunities and challenge and support them in developing resilience and determination. We celebrate planting a tree at Forest School as warmly as top grades and a beautiful painting as enthusiastically as gaining a place at a prestigious university.

Our focus is on learning and growth, be that academic, social or emotional. Our ever-developing programme of learning beyond the classroom means that whether your child is sporty, musical, dramatic, thoughtful, competitive, curious, or creative, there is something to engage and inspire them.

We are also a warm and supportive community. If you were to ask a member of staff, student or parent what they love about Kingsley, I can guarantee that our spirit of community will play a major role in their response. We believe in respect, kindness and caring. Our students really are at the heart of all we do, and we go the extra mile to ensure that every child is seen, heard, known, and has a strong sense of belonging.

The Kingsley School is a happy and thriving place with a unique identity and spirit. It is a privilege and a joy to lead such a wonderful school and if you are considering investing in your child’s future, I encourage you to contact us to arrange a visit. We will be delighted to show you round and answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school, be that as a student, parent, teacher or visitor.

Dr Sarah Howling
Headteacher

Sarah Howling
The Kingsley School