Kingswood has always been a very special place; a historically significant school, founded in 1748 by John Wesley, it continues to provide a happy, caring and disciplined environment based on strong Christian principles. Kingswood is a school which transforms lives, and the commitment to make a real difference to every boy and girl who passes through sits at the very heart of the School’s ethos. Striving purposefully for all-round excellence remains the central aim and in doing this the Headmaster and Governors place great emphasis on the quality of relationships; individuality and innovation are valued and a sense of service is encouraged. An atmosphere of tolerance, understanding and inclusion permeates the teaching and learning to enable every child to flourish. There are excellent facilities for both boarders and day pupils within one of the most beautiful school sites in the South West of England, having the luxury of 218 acres of parkland, yet only ten minutes’ walk from the World Heritage City of Bath. It is also within easy reach of major road, rail and air links, and is only 90 minutes by train from London.
The Senior School provides day and boarding places for girls and boys from 11 to 18 in a campus setting that has seen a number of major developments over recent years, to provide the very best possible facilities for academic study. The latest ISI Inspection judged both the teaching and learning as areas of excellence. In addition to the specialist centres for faculty-based study, including a new Humanities building which opened in September 2013, there is a multimedia library set in the heart of the School which further enhances the approach to independent learning that is very much encouraged and supported at Kingswood.