Kensington Park School
40-44 Bark Place, Bayswater, London, W2 4AT
+44 (0)20 7616 4400
Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
|Headmaster||Mr Stephen Mellor|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18 years|
|Tuition (Years 7-11 UK)||£28,150 per annum|
|Tuition (Years 7-11 International)||£30,500 per annum|
|Tuition (Sixth Form UK)||£28,150 - £29,250 per annum|
|Tuition (Sixth Form International)||£31,600 per annum|
Kensington Park School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 18. Founded in 2017, the school prides itself on a culture which defines excellence by the individual student, not by the cohort, and which seeks, above all, to realise and release potential. Both inside and outside the classroom, KPS students are excited, challenged, and inspired to become the best possible version of themselves.
Split across two teaching sites on either side of Kensington Gardens, the Lower School (Years 7 to 11) is situated on leafy Bark Place, while the Sixth Form overlooks the Natural History Museum on Queen's Gate. Transition through KPS is not, therefore, simply 'more of the same'. As students move through the school, they are presented with exciting new opportunities and responsibilities, and given the space to develop the independence they need to become successful life-long learners, at university and beyond. The school's boarding house, located within easy reach of both school buildings in Earl’s Court, gives students in Year 9 and above the opportunity to live and study in the heart of cosmopolitan central London.
An academically purposeful school, a personalised delivery is one of the core pillars of a KPS education. Small class sizes at every level ensure teaching is tailored to students' individual needs and goals, and as students begin to select their subjects for study at GCSE and A level, the timetable is structured to allow them the flexibility to pursue their academic interests, unconstrained by set option blocks. A broad and balanced 21st century curriculum, which includes Computer Science and Mandarin introduced from Year 7, means KPS students are well-prepared for the fast-paced and ever-changing world around them.
Underpinned by an integrated personal tutor and house system, an attentive and discerning system of pastoral care not only supports students, but fosters a palpable sense of community in which all students are individually known, valued, and affirmed. Tutors play a key role in building the warm relationships between student, home, and the school, maintaining regular communication with parents and guardians on their child's personal and academic development.
An extensive sport and co-curricular programme complements the academic curriculum, enabling students to become well-rounded, balanced, and resilient individuals. The school works with a number of outstanding local facilities, such as the Porchester Centre, Will To Win, and the Old Football Pitches in Hyde Park, for activities including netball, football, swimming, rock climbing and even ice-skating. A state-of-the art theatre and creative suite offer exceptional facilities for music, drama and the arts.
A combination of academic and personal enrichment, individualised support, and outstanding pastoral care ensures KPS students achieve exceptional academic results, and every year the school's A Level graduates secure places on competitive undergraduate courses at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, and many in the Russell Group and US.
The school's selection process, which is written in-house, seeks to identify not only academic potential, but also individuals who will thrive in and contribute to the school's vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community. Academic, sport, music and art scholarships are available at 11+ and 13+, while the Kensington Scholars programme supports academically ambitious students applying to join the Sixth Form.
We welcome all prospective students and their families to join one of our Open Days, or arrange an individual visit to the school through our Admissions team.