History

 

KHS celebrated its centenary in 1999. In recent years, the School has opened a new Junior Department (2013) and a new Pre-Prep Department (2014) as well as new classrooms (2014). In September 2016 we introduced Senior Years and now offer an education for boys aged to 16.

Kingswood House was founded in 1899 and moved, thanks to the enterprise of the then Headmaster, Revd Sandberg, to its present site on West Hill (Tanglewood, a former girls’ school) in 1920. At that time, pupils were mainly boarders and much emphasis was placed on Chapel attendance.

Later years saw Headmasters Mr Dixon, Mr Morley-Tabor, Mr Malden, Mr Thorne, Mr Scott-Malden, Mr Harvey and Mr Brooks. The current Headmaster, Mr Murphy, joined the school in September 2017.

By the late 1960s, Kingswood House became exclusively a day school allowing dormitories to be converted to music rooms and a Library. In 1963, the School formed into an Educational Trust under a Board of Governors.

In 1973, the Langlands building was opened comprising Assembly Hall, gym, changing rooms, art room and science laboratory. In 1989, the Study Centre was opened. The IT suite and Library were upgraded and an astro-turf, cricket nets, training swimming pool and an adventure trail were added.

KHS celebrated its centenary in 1999. The School continued with its Development programme and a new Junior School (for Years 3-5) was opened in 2013. The new Pre-Prep Department opened in 2014.

We extended our educational provision up to the age of 16 when Senior Years were opened in September 2016, with our first cohort taking GCSE examinations in the summer of 2019.

Mr Brooks came to KHS in 1975 and became Headmaster in 1997. He retired, after 42 years at the school, at the end of the academic year 2016/2017.

Our current Headmaster, Mr Duncan Murphy, joined Kingswood House School in September 2017 and will lead the school through its next development phase including the building of a new, customised, teaching block planned to open in 2018.

 

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