Kingswood Preparatory School

Type of school: Co-Ed Preparatory school

Nearest international airport: Bristol (32km) Heathrow (155km)

Age Range: 3-11

Number of pupils: 300

Number of boarders: 12

Fees per term: Boarding: £7,446-£7,820
Day: £3,157–£3,781

Information

_NPP2598Kingswood Prep School is a happy, enterprising and thriving school, which sees education as a dynamic partnership between committed, well-qualified, loyal staff, interested parents and motivated, co-operative pupils. We believe passionately that as a fully co-educational boarding and day school we offer many advantages, not least an outstanding  extracurricular programme of over 30 options every week.

A wealth of opportunity

The children have the benefit of education within award-winning designed buildings, set within a parkland area to the south of the Senior School campus.   Planning permission has also just been granted for a state-of-the-art nursery, technology and dining room due to open next year.   It provides an ideal and safe environment for younger children, with extensive outdoor play areas as well as the latest technology within classrooms including ICT suites and dedicated rooms for music and drama. The children play a variety of competitive sports including hockey, rugby and netball as a regular part of the curriculum, alongside sports as diverse as duathlon, orienteering and golf. There are opportunities, for those who are interested, to take part in the Mid-Somerset Festival for music and drama, English Speaking Board awards, as well as LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) certification.

Enquiring and well-informed minds

Academically, we set high standards and have an excellent record of securing scholarships and bursaries to our Senior School. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum which takes into account the basis of the National Curriculum and is differentiated in order to develop lively, enquiring and well-informed minds. Our purpose is to engender a love of learning and an opportunity for each individual to reach their potential.

girls in bedPastoral care

For our boarding pupils, this can often be their first experience of living away from home. We therefore have dedicated members of staff who are committed to making a boarding experience at Kingswood a very positive one for each individual child. The House Parents strive to make the house as much like a family home as possible. They are aided by an experienced House Matron and on-site medical centre and a number of qualified teaching staff. The weekly programme is varied and exciting including theme nights and ‘Wacky Wednesdays’ to fully engage the children and provide a very positive boarding experience. ‘High Vinnalls’ is a modern, bright boarding house set in its own

extensive grounds next to the School. It is bordered by woodland and has ample space for sports and games, building ‘dens’, enjoying nature through

big boy in playground wiht little lboythe seasons and other outdoor play activities. The School also prides itself on the pastoral care extended to all its pupils, both day and boarding. This is achieved through high ratios of staff to pupils, the Christian ethos and the way in which children are encouraged to understand and develop respect for each other. For dates of open events, please

check our website.

Senior School

For information about our Senior School for pupils aged 11–18, please see the profile for Kingswood School.

Children can only reach their potential if they are happy.