About Us

Round Square

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.

Find out more about Round Square by visiting their website.

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.

Round Square Stories

    • Amazing India: Round Square Conference 2019

      Amazing India: Round Square Conference 2019

      Nine students attended the conference in India, accompanied by Ms Owens and Mrs Rogers. Year 12 students, Emily and Laura, tell us more about their exciting trip…Read More »
    • Being ‘The Right Kind of Different’ at Prize Giving

      Being ‘The Right Kind of Different’ at Prize Giving

      The Kingsley School was delighted to welcome Mrs Rachael Westgarth, CEO of Round Square, as guest speaker for its annual Summer Prize Giving ceremony on Wednesday 10th July 2019. To mark the school’s 135th birthday, the ceremony, celebrating the many successes of students in Years 5 to 10, was held at The Royal Spa Centre. […]Read More »
    • Globe Trotting Expeditions with Round Square

      Globe Trotting Expeditions with Round Square

      As a school we already play a leading role in community service and provide outstanding leadership opportunities for our students. As a Round Square school our students will gain an even better understanding of the world around them and connect with young people all over the world.Read More »