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Kingston Grammar School

Kingston Grammar School

70 London Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6PY, Surrey

020 8456 5875



Kingston Grammar School
School type Independent Coeducational Day
Head Mr Stephen Lehec
Date Appointed 2014
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 829
Day fees per annum £6,225 per term
Average Class Size 22

With a history dating back to the 12th century, and founded in 1561 by Royal Charter, Kingston Grammar School is a school with one foot in the past but both eyes firmly on the future. It is one of the most successful co-educational day schools in the country and has a long tradition of developing individual talent and encouraging high aspirations.

The present site has a range of buildings representing architectural styles from the 1870s to the present day. The modern Queen Elizabeth II Performing Arts Centre has a theatre, music school, drama department and Sixth Form Centre. The school enjoys excellent state-of-the-art facilities and 22 acres of playing fields by the Thames, opposite Hampton Court Palace.

Academic standards are high and examination results are excellent. A strong tutorial programme encourages pupils to develop their individual talents. Our pupils are bright and enthusiastic; their joy in life and spirit of curiosity makes education here a real pleasure.

International GCSEs and Extended Projects inter-weave with more traditional examinations to produce an exciting and vibrant academic diet, designed to challenge expectations and to engage pupils in a love of learning.

We make sure that our pupils are drawn into investigation and enquiry beyond the confines of the various examination specifications. They develop their skills and thinking in ways which give them the fullest advantage at university, and the resilience and flexibility to make the most of the opportunities that come their way. Our co-curricular programme pays a central part in this. The opportunity to engage in an extraordinary range of trips, expeditions and activities allows pupils to develop their self-awareness, skills and competence in all sorts of ways and contributes significantly to the rounded individuals they become.

For many, the world outside the formal academic curriculum will provide the key to their future lives. Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools (2012), edited by Malcolm Tozer, contains a survey of the number of sporting internationals to have come from independent schools since 2000. Kingston Grammar School is ranked equal fifth, and third for Olympians - quite an achievement for a school of our size.

You will also find a strong tradition of theatre, art and music here, with Kingstonians making their mark on the stage, in performance and in all aspects of the design world. For all our pupils, whatever their skill or ambition, the opportunities we provide both inside and outside the curriculum are enriching and empowering.

We offer Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh, Community Service, Young Enterprise, Combined Cadet Force, a wide variety of trips and adventurous activities as well as links with our partnership school in Ghana. We typically offer over 60 clubs and activities from Photography to Politics and from Music Recording Club to GibSoc (Debating). Our educational partnerships across the world open up all sorts of opportunities in fostering international understanding, collaborative enquiry, leadership, exploration and adventure.