Seniors

 

Having provided a hugely successful education, across the breadth of abilities, for boys up to age 13, we have extended that provision to Senior years. Our ethos will remain the same as we educate boys through to age 16 and they benefit from the unique learning experience that KHS offers.

Mr Jamie Rudkin, Head of Seniors

 

Kingswood House has always prided itself on providing a nurturing and caring environment for boys to learn and grow in and this continues in our Senior School. The mission of Kingswood House School is to equip every boy, regardless of learning style, with the skills they need to fulfil their potential at GCSE and beyond. We feel passionately that every boy is entitled to a rigorous and inspiring learning environment, with teaching tailored to how they learn best.

Small class sizes allow for personalised learning which is ideal for GCSEs. The extra-curricular activities on offer will also be wide-ranging and give boys the opportunity to try sports and learn new skills that they may not have the chance to do elsewhere.

Our commitment to this individual approach means we are able to understand, nurture and guide each pupil in our care, which in turn leads to each pupil meeting, if not exceeding, his innate potential. Our record of academic success as well as our recent outstanding inspectorate report and overall parent satisfaction are testament to the strength of our school.

Our new Year 9 classroom provides the Senior boys with their own space. They have lessons here but this classroom also provides them with a space for individual study and somewhere they can relax during break and lunch times.

The curriculum is also a very exciting change and one that we feel will benefit the boys in many areas. We will offer traditional GCSEs such as English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, History, Geography, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, IT/Computing, RS and a Modern Foreign Language; the boys will also have the chance to achieve GCSEs in more practical subjects such as Art, Drama and PE. Various trips are arranged to link in with the curriculum and the small class sizes will allow for frequent off site educational visits using the school minibuses.

We are delighted to announce that we will also be able to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award to Year 9. This will mean that all of our Senior boys will work towards the award throughout the year; learning new skills, playing new sports, volunteering in the community and going out on expedition. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is one of the most prestigious qualifications a young person can attain and is seen as a real strength to any future employer.  As part of the extra-curricular programme boys will also have the opportunity to gain awards in specific areas.

Kingswood House School has always aimed to provide an excellent education both in and outside of the classroom and we see our new Year 9 as the perfect opportunity for our boys to continue with this. Year 9 provides a very important platform on which to build towards GCSEs. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of every child we teach and we firmly believe that this will be a fantastic place for our young boys to turn into young men in a community environment where every boy matters.

Parents choose us because they realise that strong pastoral care, individual attention and smaller class sizes with excellent teaching lead to a willingness to learn and overall academic success.

To apply for a place or for more information about our Senior School or to visit us please contact  Mrs Helen Parker, Head of Admissions,  admissions@kingswoodhouse.org Tel 01372 723590.

The thought of continuing our unique environment for boys for another three years up to age 16 is very stimulating and inspiring.

The Big Picture is our Senior brochure, you may download a copy here:

KHS The Big Picture Senior Brochure Sept 2017