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Kensington Park School

Kensington Park Secondary School in London, Sept. 8, 2020 Photograph: Copyright Suzanne Plunkett 2020

Address: Lower School, 40-44 Bark Place, London W2 4AT | Sixth Form, 59 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JP
Founded: 2017
Number of Pupils: 233
Ages: 11 – 18
Fees: (termly) tuition: £8,250 – £8,600; boarding: £6,500 – 7,000.
Head Teacher: J P Middleton MA (Oxon)
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Lower School: age-appropriate entrance assessment, reference, and interview. Sixth Form: predicted GCSE grades, Non-Verbal Reasoning assessment and interview. Scholarships available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Contact: Head of Admissions, +44 (0)20 7616 4402
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Visit our website for our upcoming open evenings. Private and small group tours welcomed by appointment.

Read all about KPS’ 2022 Kensington Scholars Programme here.

The Curriculum

An academically purposeful school, our 21st century curriculum prepares our students for the changing world around them. Small class sizes ensure that each individual is nurtured, challenged and inspired to become the best possible version of themselves.

Games & the Arts

Our extensive co-curricular programme, so-named because of the vital role it plays in complementing the academic curriculum, is at the heart of life at KPS. Partnering with local providers for our sport and Games provision, pupils have access to activities such as netball, football, swimming, rock climbing and ice skating, while our state-of-the art theatre offers exceptional facilities for drama and the arts.

Pastoral Care

We firmly believe that young people learn best when they feel happy, safe and respected, and outstanding pastoral care is at the heart of what we do. Experienced tutors play a key role, meeting students daily in small groups in the Lower School, and on a one-to-one basis in the Sixth Form. Our core values of kindness, moral integrity, responsibility and a sense of service underpin our House System which is integral to ensuring student wellbeing, and a strong sense of community.

Recent University Places

Students progress to leading UK and international universities, including Oxbridge, Russell Group and Ivy League. 

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

New Headmaster, Mr Middleton, is passionate about enabling young people to fulfil their potential. This is achieved, in part, by building warm relationships between students, parents, and staff. We pride ourselves on offering a values-driven and intellectually stimulating environment where students not only achieve academic success, but develop as balanced, resilient adults.

Outstanding Characteristics

Located adjacent to the tranquil spaces of Hyde Park, KPS offers an exceptional education in the heart of cosmopolitan central London. With outstanding boarding for students aged 14+, our split site allows us to deliver teaching focused on students’ individual academic and pastoral needs. KPS students are resilient, motivated individuals who share our core values and a thirst for learning.

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