Academic care at The Kingsley School is as outstanding as the pastoral care for which we are well known.
Kingsley accepts bright girls who are full of potential, keen to learn and who want to succeed. Many students achieve better in a small, caring environment where every girl is treated as an individual. At Kingsley girls are names not numbers.
Girls achieve their potential and in many cases exceed their own expectations. Staff know girls well so are able to tailor teaching techniques and personalise learning to encourage self-belief.
The many extracurricular opportunities on offer at Kingsley boost confidence and girls thrive during their time at the school, which has a positive effect on academic success. In a small school more girls get more opportunities and our policy is to have an inclusive approach to all activities.
Kingsley’s motto “Esse Quam Videri” – be what you seem to be or be true to yourself – is more than three motivational words in Latin. It captures the ethos at Kingsley which encourages, supports and enables girls to achieve their academic best in as stress-free an environment as is possible and where learning is fun and fulfilling.
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% 9 – 7
% 9 – 4
In an unprecedented, anxious and difficult set of circumstances, The Kingsley School are proud to be celebrating their students’ achievements and dedication with a brilliant set of results. Kingsley welcomes the decision to award GCSE and A-Level students their centre assessed grades: it is only fair that these are based on the achievements of each individual and the professional judgements of their teachers. These results reflect the consistent quality of hard work undertaken by students of all abilities and backgrounds and teachers throughout their courses.
Of all grades, 27% were awarded at level 9-8 (A* equivalent), 51% at level 9-7 (A* – A equivalent) and 99.2% at level 9-4 (A* – C equivalent). Top marks were awarded across the board in all subjects, with exceptional performances in all three sciences, PER, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, PE and Music.
Among the many individual success stories were:
Isabella F, who achieved 9 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and an A in additional mathematics.
Jessica E, who achieved 8 straight grade 9s.
Cecilia G, who achieved 7 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s.
Hannah D, who achieved 3 grade 9s, 6 grade 8s and 1 grade 7.
Charlotte P-S, who achieved 3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s.
Emily M, who achieved 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 4 grade 7s.
Imogen L, who achieved 2 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 4 grade 7s.
Alys C, who achieved 7 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s.
Mrs Christina McCullough, Deputy Head, says: “We are full of pride for all of our students and the exemplary way in which they have dealt with this very difficult year. These excellent results reflect the hard work of the students and the strong partnership between themselves, staff and parents. We are extremely proud of the well-rounded individuals they have become. They have conducted themselves with grace and courage and we look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in the future.”
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% A* to B
% A* to C
% Pass Rate
Despite the anxious and unique set of circumstances, Kingsley girls of all abilities and backgrounds have exceeded expectations with fantastic personal achievements in their A-level results this year, securing a diverse range of first choice destinations. These results reflect the quality of hard work undertaken by students and teachers and the efforts of staff to compile a persuasive evidence base to underpin their grading estimates.
The Kingsley School sixth formers have achieved a 100% pass rate, with 35% of grades A* – A, and 71% of grades A* – B. Alongside exceptional performances in A-level subjects, a number of students participated in Cambridge Technical courses, in which 100% Distinction* grades were awarded in Business Studies, IT and Health and Social Care.
All girls who applied have secured places at their first choice universities, with the remainder opting for gap year opportunities and deferred entries for next year. Amongst the excellent destinations are:
Head Girl Rebecca Winn, who has already moved to Florida Gulf Coast University after signing to train and compete in the USA’s highest university division for swimming and diving.
Head Girl Lily Constance, studying Neuroscience at University of Manchester
Evelyn O’Sullivan, studying Bio veterinary Science at Harper Adams University
Lily Williamson, studying Childhood Studies at Aberystwyth University
Meghna Gupta, studying Hospitality at Oxford Brookes University
Jenna Morgan, who has secured a Nursing place at University of Leeds following a gap year Round Square opportunity at Rockport School in Ireland
Hollie Jones, studying Veterinary Science at University of Liverpool
Sophie Walsh, studying Pharmacology at University of Leeds
Matilda Dumas, studying Agriculture with Animal Science at Harper Adams University
Year 12 girls at Kingsley secured brilliant AS Level results, with exceptional performances in English, French, Geography, Economics, Art, Politics and Psychology. Having secured such excellent grades, this cohort has set a very high standard with a strong indication of excellent A-level results next year.
Head of Sixth Form, Dawn Morgan, says: “At Kingsley, we strive to encourage a strong work ethic with students adopting good study practices from the outset and these fantastic results reflect our girls’ and staff team’s hard work throughout their courses. All girls have adapted to very difficult circumstances and we wish to congratulate each of them warmly on these well-deserved achievements. They have, without exception, conducted themselves with grace and courage and we are immensely proud of them.”
"Exam performance is above the national average for girls… Across all years the percentage of A* and A grades has been significantly above the national average… The higher grade results at A-Level are comparable with those in grammar schools."Independent Schools Inspectorate