UK Greater London, UK
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Kensington Park Sixth Form

Established: 1952
City

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    200
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Occupying a lovely Victorian townhouse in the heart of Central London, Kensington Park Sixth Form is a private co-educational, Sixth Form boarding school in South Kensington. The curriculum features an impressive range of 25 A-Level courses, with particular emphasis placed on STEM subjects. Kensington Park Sixth Form also offers Oxbridge and Medical Preparation / Placement Programmes. Through excellent teaching in small classes – science is taught in laboratories in class sizes of no more than 12 - a dynamic and innovative learning environment, and a pastoral system that values close collaboration and frequent communication with parents, all students are well-equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.

Facilities

The school's uniquely modern facilities include science laboratories, a design studio (with a dark room) and computing suite. In the Creative Hub, which centres on a recently refurbished theatre, students can be found in the art studio designing and making costumes using sewing machines. In the Mezzanine - the tech room - students compose and produce digital music and manage the theatre light and sound system. In the theatre itself, students can rehearse drama and musical productions which they may well have written themselves. Students can even make props for school plays using the laser printer!

Sports & Arts

The school believes that extra-curricular activities challenge young minds and bodies. The Imperial College Gym Club, football club, rugby club and netball club are all available to Kensington Park students. In addition, fun excursions such as the annual ski trip, West End shows, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award are always scheduled in to give students time to extend their learning beyond the classroom. The school provides exceptional facilities and support to its Art students and to those with an interest in getting creative in their spare time. Likewise, Drama is an important feature of the student experience at Kensington Park Sixth Form, with opportunities to get involved in school productions both on and off stage, and to benefit from easy access to London's world-class theatres.

Dormitories and Student Life

The school's boarding accommodation, Princess Beatrice House, is one of the best in the country. It is equivalent to a quality London hotel in terms of decor, space and furnishings and all within a safe, managed environment 24 hours per day. Students enjoy the unique atmosphere in the school as they are trusted and treated as young adults. The student body is wonderfully diverse and international, and students can pursue their interests and academic ambitions at the heart of the UK's capital city whilst making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Famous Alumni

Tom Hardy - Actor

Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:7
Average Class Size
7
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
American Football, Gymnastics, Netball, Rugby
Arts
Drama, Fine Arts, Photography
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Further Maths, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
Languages
French, German, Italian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Debate, Drama Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Accepting Students in Grades
11, 12
Ages Accepted
16-17
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Students should apply through Educatius. Minimum English level required IELTS 5.0. Students have to pass an entrance examination.

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