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.
% 9 to 8
% 9 – 7
% 9 – 4
The Kingsley School are immensely proud of their GCSE students and all they have achieved over an incredibly challenging and unprecedented 18 months. Students have performed admirably, all overcoming adversities and attaining results to be proud of. Their personal academic successes, alongside their dedication, resilience and positivity are to be commended.
Amongst the many outstanding personal achievements were:
Sophie Clarke, who achieved nine Grade 9s and one Grade 8
Naomi Monks, who achieved eight Grade 9s and two Grade 8s
Saarah Hafiji, who achieved eight Grade 9s and one Grade 8
Sasha Green, who achieved seven Grade 9s and three Grade 8s
Esther Obetoh, who achieved seven Grade 9s and three Grade 8s
Amy Barrett, who achieved six Grade 9s and four Grade 8s
Abi Lawson, who achieved six Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and one Grade 7
Mrs Christina McCullough, Acting Headteacher, says: “We are full of pride for all of our students and the exemplary way in which they have dealt with a very difficult two years. Their excellent achievements 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, perseverance and courage and we look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in the future.”
Mr Richard Nicholson, Principal of Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, says: “This has been a tumultuous two years for Year 11 students. Our Foundation schools’ pupils have shown exceptional determination in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact that has had on the process for the awarding of GCSE grades. Their results today are testament to their hard work and resilience, and the support of their teachers and families. Our pupils are exceptionally well-prepared for their sixth form studies, and we look forward to starting that exciting journey with them in September.”
% A* to A
% A* to C
% Pass Rate
Despite the unprecedented challenges over their two Sixth Form years, Kingsley girls of all abilities and backgrounds have achieved outstanding 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.
Amongst the excellent destinations and results are:
Sophie Maguire, A*A*A*, studying Modern Languages and Culture at Durham
Emily Talbot, A*A*A*, studying History at Durham
Georgie Green, A*A*A, studying Politics and International Relations at Bristol
Laura Silk, A*A*A, studying Music at Durham
Head Girl Beth Rickett, A*AA, studying History at Edinburgh
Head Girl Lily Clarke, A*AA, studying Philosophy and Economics at Edinburgh
Connie Saych, A*AD*, studying English Literature at Warwick
Gemma Hotchkiss, AAA, studying Music at Edinburgh
Ella Owrid, AAA, studying Psychology at Durham
Farah Al Dabbagh, who achieved D*D*D in Cambridge Technicals, who is studying Business and Management at Oxford Brookes
Alongside university destinations, students are also opting for apprenticeships, including Mia Bermingham, BBB, who will be starting an apprenticeship in quantity surveying.
Kingsley also runs AS courses for girls in Year 12 where similar excellent results were seen. 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: “This is a very hard working year group with a focused and determined approach to overcoming the many challenges they have faced. We are immensely proud of every single one of them and we hope that they carry with them the strength they have acquired through persistence and resolute ambition.”
Acting Headteacher, Mrs Christina McCullough, says: “Congratulations to all our Sixth Form girls. We are extremely proud of the outstanding academic and personal achievements that they have all achieved this year despite working through very challenging circumstances. These excellent achievements are testament to the hard work and resilience of our students; strengths they will certainly carry with them into their adult lives. We wish them all the very best in their next chapter. Esse Quam Videri.”
Mr Richard Nicholson, Principal of Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, says: “For our leaving Upper Sixth pupils, this has been a most challenging two years. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, they continued to make the most of all our Foundation schools offered, showing extraordinary resilience in the face of changing circumstances, most especially around the process for the awarding of A level grades. They are to be commended on their dedication and tenacity in such unique circumstances. We wish all our pupils well for the next stage of their journey, and look forward to staying in touch with them as they forge their path beyond our doors.”
"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