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Kensington Park School

Kensington Park School

59 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5JP

+44 (0)20 7225 0577



Kensington Park School
School type Co-educational Boarding & Day
Director of Education Mr Dick Jaine
Co-ed Age Range 11-18

Academic excellence in the heart of London

Kensington Park School is a new academically rigorous independent school for boys and girls aged 11-18. It boasts some of the country's most experienced teachers and offers excellent cultural and sporting opportunities, all in the heart of London.

While the school is new, its leadership and teachers have long, successful track-records at some of the best independent schools in the UK. A large contingent come from St Paul's School, including Dick Jaine, the former acting High Master, and senior teachers, along with Heads of Department, for subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics. These superb teachers bring to KPS more than 25 years' experience of helping pupils achieve outstanding grades at GCSE and A Level as well as entry into the world's top universities.

Day and boarding school with a dedicated Sixth Form Centre

KPS operates from two buildings either side of Kensington Gardens:

  • KPS Sixth Form, in Queen’s Gate, which opened in September 2017 for pupils aged 16-18
  • KPS Seniors, in Bark Place, opening in September 2018 for pupils aged 11-16

This configuration enables KPS to have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre where A Levels and preparation for university entrance can be taught in a specialist environment. Our sixth formers have specifically tailored timetables conducive to A Level study and our Sixth Form teachers are a team of true experts, with several A Level chief examiners and textbook authors among their number.

The school also has excellent boarding facilities in South Kensington, welcoming pupils from all over the UK and from around the world.

Superb sporting and cultural opportunities

KPS is committed to academic rigour and the highest standards of achievement. However, life at KPS is about much more than academics. The school offers its pupils opportunities to become proficient at many different sports and to develop a wide range of social and cultural interests, giving them a much broader and more enriching experience as a result.

KPS has partnered with providers of exceptional sports facilities in and around its West London home. These include Imperial College's Ethos Sports Centre with its state-of-the-art gym, pool and climbing wall; expert coaches, including former Olympians, in fencing and riding; and Fulham Reach Boat Club, a superbly equipped new rowing facility on the Thames. There will be an exciting outdoor education programme, including the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Similar partnerships are in place for music and drama.

How to apply

As a new school, whilst being selective, KPS does not yet have the same extreme competition for places present at some of the other top independent schools. Pupils will be able to access the same quality of teaching, without the stressful and complex application procedures.

KPS is now accepting applications for 11+, 13+ and sixth form entry in September 2018. If you would like to find out more information about KPS or wish to make an application, please contact Jane Lovell, Registrar at j.lovell@kps.co.uk.