Jacopo, from Italy, immediately felt right at home attending a classic high school in the United Kingdom.
School DescriptionKingsley School is best described as a close-knit community, a school which helps children come out of their shell, develop friendships with other students, deepen their confidence and achieve their best academic performance. Students at Kingsley have the sensation of living and learning in a family setting - all the teachers know all the students on a first-name basis. The school has the added benefit of providing students with much smaller class sizes than a typical school, or indeed other independent schools. The school provides the perfect start to education, offering confidence-building extracurricular activities and a level of pastoral care which is second to none.
Kingsley School is based on a 25-acre site on the outskirts of Bideford in beautiful North Devon. As well as sports pitches and an all-weather pitch, the 25 acres of grounds consist of woodland streams and a pond which are regularly used by cross-country runners, science and geography field studies, and Forest Schools.
The main building on the senior school site has been completely rebuilt and refurbished, providing state of the art facilities in science, art and drama. The theatre and library are widely used for both school and community events, and the Music and Music Technology department incorporates a recording studio, newly-built to professional standards. The school also has a dedicated dyslexia centre.
Sports & Arts
Every weekend sees a full fixture list for Kingsley teams in sports such as rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, athletics gymnastics, swimming and cross-country. The school is proud of its regional and national champions in sports as diverse as handball, gymnastics, netball and athletics and its unique training partnership with the famous University of Bath Department of Sports Development and Recreation has attracted leading judo players to Kingsley from the UK and Germany.
Kingsley's art students regularly create stunning pieces for local exhibitions and regional competitions, and the music department nurtures all kinds of talent, with events ranging from intimate cabaret evenings to all-singing, all-dancing large cast musicals.
Dormitories & Student Life
Boarders at Kingsley enjoy excellent accommodation and food, a secure and happy environment and a well-planned range of social activities. Younger boarders share their sleeping and working areas. As they progress through the school, they move into single, well-furnished and equipped studies. At weekends, in addition to participating in sports fixtures which all students enjoy, boarders have their own social calendar which includes shopping trips, tenpin bowling, swimming and horse riding. Not to mention, given our proximity to some terrific beaches- surfing.
- 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 25 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size7
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Students should apply through Educatius. Minimum English level required IELTS 5.0. Students have to pass an entrance examination.
Blogs and News!
Similar Schools (3)
Uniquely positioned between beautiful countryside and the seaside, and just a short distance away from the coastal towns of Eastbourne and Hastings, Bexhill College is in an ideal location. It is a dedicated Sixth Form college with a long history of excellent student satisfaction, top exam outcomes and successful student progression to many prestigious universities. Students at Bexhill College consistently achieve excellent results, with 2018 seeing a 100% pass rate in 39 A Level courses and all BTEC courses. The college provides a good bridge between school and work or higher education. Students aren't timetabled every hour of the college day and are supported to develop independent study skills to use their time wisely. Facilities The college boasts amazing facilities all on the same site, so students can access a range of activities without having to travel to different locations. The facilities on offer include a fantastic state-of-the-art gym, numerous science laboratories, a rec
Stover School is located in the foothills of Dartmoor in the heart of the Devon countryside, yet it's only 6 miles (9km) from the seashore. This unique, private Christian boarding school educates boys and girls from age 11 to 18 with a balanced curriculum that includes a Sixth Form Centre. The school boasts a 97% pass rate at A Level and 100% at GCSE subjects, while successfully nurturing and guiding both domestic and international students to grow academically, spiritually and socially. As a relatively small school, the staff know every pupil very well; their needs, how they learn, and these strong relationships, which develop as they grow, are the foundations for their achievements at Stover and beyond. Facilities Set on 64 acres of stunning rural grounds, the recent campus expansion produced a new art and photography block, in addition to a science and mathematics building with modern technologies. Outside there's a golf course, playing fields, cricket squares, a covered tennis co
As the oldest independent co-educational boarding school in the UK, Ackworth School is steeped in history. The school was founded in 1779 by John Fothergill, a prominent Quaker, who was well respected for making significant advances in science and medicine. Quakers are well known for their tolerance, their emphasis on peace, and their honesty and simplicity, and these principles still form part of the fabric of the school, today, Ackworth is a rich tapestry of beliefs and origins. Most students are from non-Quaker families and the international flavour of the school, especially in the Sixth Form, is another of Ackworth’s distinctive features. With world-class teaching and modern classroom facilities, the school has a firm standing as one of the finest educational establishments in the north of England, so it is little wonder that it also has an outstanding academic reputation both in the UK and around the world. Facilities The school’s beautiful grounds play a key role in the school’s