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KINGSWOOD HOUSE PREP SCHOOL INTRODUCES SENIOR YEARS
Age range extended to 16, offering GCSE curriculum
Local independent boys’ preparatory school, Kingswood House, announced today it will be extending the age range of its pupils from 13 to 16, from September 2017.
Mr Chris Shipley, Chair of Governors, said
“The governors are convinced that our boys should continue their education in the most appropriate caring and supportive environment that we cherish here at Kingswood House. We will, of course, continue to support boys who wish to leave at 13 by continuing with our Common Entrance and Scholarship programme.”
Mr Peter Brooks, Headmaster, commented:
“We are responding to frequent requests from our Parent Body to continue to 16 and the fact is that we are extremely good at educating our boys and soon we will have the opportunity to do so through to their GCSEs”.
“We have created a wonderful caring and supportive environment at Kingswood House where boys are challenged academically to reach their potential in all areas of the curriculum and it seems only right that this should be extended to age 16. We have the expertise and we have feel that more and more people will be looking at us as a sensible option for their son“.
Recent market developments, such as the decline of the Common Entrance exam, the introduction of Pre-Tests and independent senior schools reducing their entry age to 11, prompted a strategic review resulting in this exciting development.
Established since 1899, Kingswood House is a leading independent day school for boys, located in Epsom, Surrey. As well as concentrating on the academic achievements of the boys, the school nurtures and develops each boy’s special interests, with a broad and modern curriculum. Awarded ‘Excellent’ in its ISI inspection October 2014 Kingswood House provides a highly personal teaching approach for each of its pupils.
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