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4th February 2021 The Kingsley School

The Kingsley School joins forces with Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

The Kingsley School in Leamington Spa and The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation are to enter into a new partnership which will see the 310-pupil school take its place under the Foundation’s umbrella, alongside Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick Junior School, King’s High School, and Warwick School.

Making the announcement today to the Kingsley community Maureen Hicks, Chair of The Kingsley School said:

‘’Today heralds a new beginning for Kingsley, as part of the Warwick Independent Schools family of schools. Kingsley will continue to offer the unique education for which it is so renowned, whilst building on our strengths associated with a smaller school, alongside a highly reputable family of schools that we know so well. Through the sharing of skills and expertise we know Kingsley will continue to thrive in the future.’’

‘’It will be business as usual for Kingsley on our site in Beauchamp Avenue, with our own Head, leadership team and staff and our pupils in their distinctive Kingsley uniform, still at the heart of Leamington Spa, ambassadors for the first class education and pastoral care for which we are so highly regarded.’’

Principal of The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, Richard Nicholson, said: “Our schools already know each other well, and there are currently many families with children at Kingsley and the current Foundation Schools. By welcoming The Kingsley School into the Warwick Foundation family of schools, we are extending our embrace to a friend and neighbour, further fulfilling our charitable aim to advance education in the local area.   We believe Kingsley’s rich history, distinctive ethos and strong culture play a key role in the diversity of outstanding independent schools in the Midlands.’’

For further information please contact:

The Kingsley School: Maureen Hicks, Chair of Governors m.hicks@kingsleyschool.co.uk

The Kingsley School was founded in Leamington Spa in 1884 by Rose Kingsley, the first child of Charles Kingsley, author of the children’s classic The Water Babies. The girls’ school also has a mixed preparatory school on its five-acre site at Beauchamp Avenue.

The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation is the charity which comprises Warwick School, Warwick Junior School, King’s High School and Warwick Preparatory School. The schools occupy a 55-acre site in Myton Road on the outskirts of Warwick.

Warwick School is the oldest boys’ school in the country, dating back to 914. It has 960 pupils, while its adjoining junior school has 260 pupils.

The girls’ school, King’s High, dates back to 1879, and has 780 students. The school moved to award-winning new premises on the Myton Road site in 2019. Warwick Preparatory School has 508 pupils.