The Kingsley School is proud to be a member of the international Round Square organisation. Founded in 1966 at Gordonstoun School, Round Square is a vibrant and connected global network of schools who share an ethos which aims to provide an education that not only promotes academic excellence but also develops confidence, character and community.
Round Square is a not-for-profit charity built on six IDEALS – Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Working with other schools around the world supports the sharing of professional expertise, ideas and experiences, and increases opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally – all of which enrich Kingsley’s educational provision for our students.
In our ever-shrinking world it is so important to encourage young people to look outwards, and being a Round Square school enables us to increase our already broad provision with cross-cultural collaboration, such as student exchanges, attendance at conferences (of which Kingsley girls have currently attended in Montreal, Belfast and India) and participation in international competitions and service projects.
Harvard recently carried out research into the value of Round Square schools and their impact on developing ‘global competence’. The full report can be viewed here.