The Kingsley School

Experts in providing a continuous education for girls from the ages of 3 to 18. Boys welcome in Prep from 3 to 7 years old.

  • Senior School Open Evening

    Our doors are open! Come along to see and participate in a variety of activities, meet staff and students, and find out more about our excellent school.

    Tuesday 4th July 2017
    5:30 - 7:30pm

    For more information and any enquiries, please contact our School Registrar, Mrs Sue Scaysbrook, at, or by phone on 01926 421368.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Jess

    An all-round achiever who has been a pupil at Kingsley since the age of three. She is musically gifted and a former Kingsley Young Musician of the Year.

    "You can learn to play any instrument you want and because Kingsley is a small school you don’t feel afraid to try new things.

    You get the chance to play in assemblies and concerts even if you are a beginner.

    I don’t think I would be involved in so many musical things outside school if I hadn’t been encouraged to do so by my teachers."

  • Simran

    Joined Kingsley from a state school in Year 7 and excels at Maths and Science.

    "I wanted to come to Kingsley because the GCSE grades are so good in the subjects I want to study.

    I like Maths and Science and I knew that Kingsley would give me the education I want in those subjects.

    I have improved a lot academically. My ability in Maths is much better and I can work things out faster."

  • Esmé

    A Year 4 Prep pupil who has been at the school since she was five years old. She loves playing the violin and is progressing well in her music lessons and exams.

    "The teachers are really nice. They give you time to do your work and don’t get cross if you don’t understand something.

    I am looking forward to learning new things and having new teachers when I go into the other years in Prep.

    Playing the violin is something I really enjoy. I have always liked the sound of it."

  • Poppy

    Joined Kingsley in Year 8, loves working with children and animals. Breeds prize-winning sheep.

    "I have achieved the best I can at Kingsley which has enabled me to get a place at Norland College, my dream higher education destination.

    When I asked if I could bring a sheep and lambs into school for a special assembly the answer was yes!

    Kingsley has made me more confident socially and academically."

  • Chloe

    A student at Kingsley for a year after joining in Year 7 from a local Prep School.

    "My confidence in my work has flown since I joined and that is all because of the teachers, friends and the lovely environment at Kingsley.

    The lessons are amazing and the teachers are really helpful and understanding.

    There are so many opportunities to get into sports teams and there are a range of different clubs that you can attend. I play tennis, which is my favourite sport, badminton and netball and also do swimming and athletics."

  • Ruby

    One of five sisters at Kingsley, currently in Year 5 in Prep School. She enjoys all aspects of school life, especially sport.

    "There are a lot of fun things to do at school and I have a lot of friends and nice teachers who help me with my work.

    I played in a recorder concert and felt scared but when I finished I wanted to do it again. I like being in concerts and shows.

    In DT lessons you create your own things from your own ideas. It makes you feel good."

  • Maaria

    A self-confessed bookworm who is always writing stories for her cousins and wants to be an author. Joined Kingsley in Year 7 from a state school.

    "The school didn’t seem big and scary and everybody was really kind and helpful.

    When I visited Kingsley for the first time the library was one of the things that impressed me the most. It is very quiet and calm and a nice place to be.

    You are never the odd one out and everyone is really friendly. I have made lots of friends."

  • Vicky

    Joined Kingsley in Year 4 and became Head Girl. A talented geographer, she has ambitions to work as a diplomat after studying geography at Durham University.

    "Becoming Head Girl and a member of the Sixth Form Leadership Team made me proud to be a part of what I looked up to when I started at Kingsley.

    The school has given me confidence in myself and I don’t feel daunted about moving on to university. Kingsley has nurtured and prepared me for the next stage of my education.

    All the students are accepted for who they are. Kingsley is a family."

  • Ella

    One of a pair of twins who joined Kingsley from a state village school in Year 7. She is currently Deputy Head Girl and her sister is Head Girl. They are both applying to go to Cambridge University.

    "The Kingsley School is a second home.

    I have always been encouraged to pursue my interests and been supported in my endeavours.

    The teacher/student relationship at Kingsley provides a friendly, supportive learning environment and the small classes allow more time for individual learning."

  • Emily

    Emily is Deputy Head Girl in the Prep School. A talented gymnast who is a member of an elite GB squad training for the 2020 Olympics; she balances life in the Prep School with her sporting commitments.

    "It doesn’t matter what you are good at – maths, sport, history or English – the Kingsley Prep School will make sure that you are the best you can be.

    Kingsley is a fun place to learn. It is kind, caring and every day has a new and exciting challenge for the pupils."

  • Anna

    Joined Kingsley from a local Prep School in Year 7 after being awarded a drama scholarship.

    "Kingsley is a happy and positive environment in which you feel valued and happy. It is a lovely place to be.

    Doing LAMDA has given me more confidence and the English lessons have helped me to improve my vocabulary and conversations with other people.

    I have taken part in so many shows and reviews since I joined Kingsley."

  • Amy

    A member of the Kingsley Riding Squad who has represented the school at national events.

    "Having a riding squad at the school is an added bonus for me and makes being at Kingsley even more enjoyable.

    Students can be themselves at Kingsley.

    The school gives us a lot of independence and responsibility. It is open and friendly and girls are treated as individuals."

  • Emma

    A talented musician who joined Kingsley four years ago from a state village school.

    "The opportunities I have been given at Kingsley include learning Mandarin Chinese and taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

    The careers advice has opened up a whole new world to me and inspired me to become a Design Engineer.

    At Kingsley we are taught well in small classes and our grades are very good. I know I will excel in the subjects I am studying."

  • Uchenna

    A Prep pupil who is a good all-rounder academically and especially enjoys art and playing tennis.

    "All lessons are interesting and fun and the teachers give you a lot of attention and help if you need it.

    At Kingsley we bond like a family. It is a lovely place to be and very caring."

  • Lily

    A competitive skater who is able to fulfil her commitments on the rink whilst enjoying life as a Kingsley girl.

    "Being at Kingsley is like one big family. The small year groups mean the girls are like sisters.

    You develop relationships with teachers that allow you to excel academically.

    Kingsley has taught me to strive for success and to always be true to myself."

  • Georgia

    Joined the Sixth Form from a local state grammar school. A talented linguist, she hopes to achieve a place to study languages at a top university.

    "Being at Kingsley has helped me to come out of my shell and be more confident socially and in my own abilities and talents both academically and outside the classroom.

    Here you are valued as an individual, cared about and fostered into the community as part of The Kingsley School family.

    Teachers motivate you to try your best and teach you that if you make a mistake it is just a learning curve."

  • Olivia

    A finalist in the Kingsley Young Musician Competition who has aspirations to be a singer songwriter. She joined Kingsley in Year 7.

    "Before I started at Kingsley I didn’t have much confidence in my abilities.

    The school is so encouraging that I have thrown myself into everything it has to offer and I’m now much more confident in everything I do, both academic and extra-curricular.

    Everyone is so kind at Kingsley and because it is a small school there is a lot of interaction between the classes and years and the older girls are really encouraging."

  • Rachel

    A student at Kingsley for a year after joining in Year 7 from a local Secondary School.

    "Kingsley has given me opportunities to develop my self-confidence and my social, academic and sporting skills.

    The school has an amazing warm and caring atmosphere. It feels different to any other school I have been to.

    I enjoy every sport and being at Kingsley has made me a more confident player and improved my performance."

  • Katy

    A talented dancer who has achieved a place on a national development programme for dancers based at the London School of Contemporary Dance.

    "Kingsley has supported me with my dance and the teachers have helped me have a good balance between my school work and my dance and performing arts commitments.

    It’s a really friendly place. I know I have made friends for life at Kingsley!

    Kingsley has created an environment where I can push myself to achieve my goals whilst supporting me at the same time."

  • Cecilia

    Cecilia is Head Girl in the Prep School. A keen Prep musician who has already achieved her Grade 3 cello exam.

    "The lessons are really awesome and interesting so you learn lots. The teachers are amazing!

    I wouldn’t part with Kingsley for all the world.

    All the teachers and children are so friendly and happy. Everyone knows everyone and there are lots of different fun clubs to join."

  • Rebecca

    A student at Kingsley for a year after joining in Year 7 from a local Prep School.

    "Kingsley has given me opportunities to develop my self-confidence and my social, academic and sporting skills.

    The school has an amazing warm and caring atmosphere. It feels different to any other school I have been to.

    I enjoy every sport and being at Kingsley has made me a more confident player and improved my performance."

  • Alex

    A Canadian by birth who joined the Sixth Form from an international school in Norway. She is studying five subjects at A Level including textiles.

    "The help and support I have been given with regards to careers and applying for a place at university has been really good.

    I haven’t been at the school for very long but I have made good friends. We’re all one big family at Kingsley.

    The small classes mean that you can really focus on areas where you might need help and build up good relationships with your teachers."

  • Georgia

    Has been at Kingsley since she joined the Prep School in Year 3. Winner of the Kingsley Art Prize.

    "At Kingsley there is always something to enjoy and be a part of, no matter what your strengths and interests are.

    I have met some really special people at the school who I have a lot in common with and who, I believe, will be my friends for a very long time.

    I have felt a very great sense of achievement in art and am proud to have done well in the subject."

  • Annabel

    A student at Kingsley for three years after joining in Year 7 from a local primary school. Winner of the school’s Young Writer of the Year Award.

    "It didn’t feel like a massive step when I joined Kingsley because the school is so welcoming and friendly and I immediately felt very comfortable here.

    The staff are unfailingly supportive, encouraging and kind. They push us to be the best we can be.

    I adore English and drama and I have gained enormously from my participation in LAMDA. I perform in all the school productions and my confidence has grown and grown."

  • Freya

    A member of the English under 18 skiing squad who has to spend months away from school to train.

    "The school supports me with my skiing and the teachers set work for me and mark it whilst I am away. I often come back from training and I am ahead of the others!

    Kingsley has helped me to be the person I am today by teaching me to be confident, not to worry about what others think about me and to be the best I can be.

    “Being at Kingsley has made my life easier because when I am away I can focus on my skiing in the knowledge that I am not missing school work."

  • Chiara

    Joined Kingsley in Year 7 from a local Prep School.

    "Kingsley has helped me to become much more confident so I now do public speaking, play the drums in the swing band and join in activities without worrying what people think of me.

    The teachers know each girl as an individual which means they help us to achieve our best in every subject.

    Kingsley is a kind and fun place where lessons are enjoyable but you still learn a lot."

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  • Senior School Open Evening

    Our doors are open! Come along to see and participate in a variety of activities, meet staff and students, and find out more about our excellent school.

    Tuesday 4th July 2017
    5:30 - 7:30pm

    For more information and any enquiries, please contact our School Registrar, Mrs Sue Scaysbrook, at, or by phone on 01926 421368.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Sliding to Success

    The Kingsley School’s U14 ski team have recently returned from the English Schools’ Indoor Ski Championships with trophies in individual and team races.

    The competition, which took place at Chill Factore in Manchester on Sunday 14th May, saw school ski teams from across the UK compete in individual and team slalom races. The Kingsley School team, comprising of Emma Lawton, Hannah Dennison, Lorenza Chapman and Lucy Sainsbury, finished 2nd overall in the team race, with Hannah and Emma finishing 3rd and 4th in the individuals respectively. Kingsley finished second to Surbiton High School, the largest and most renowned school ski club in the country, by a few seconds.

    Ski Team Manager, Mr Alan Edwards, said, “This is a fantastic result for Kingsley. The girls’ commitment and dedication is admirable; they are quickly working up the ranks to become one of the country’s top school ski squads.”

  • Kingsley Daughters Explore the Workplace

    For one day in the spring term, Year 8 girls at The Kingsley School get an exciting chance to step into the world of work, when we invite their parents to participate in national ‘Take Your Daughter to Work’ day. 

    This year, girls headed off to design agencies, hospitals, engineering firms, hotels and a variety of other businesses to learn more about the roles their parents have and to discover what exactly they do each day!  The girls all loved the chance to step into the workplace, with Tasha saying “it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. I want to do it again! For Milly, it was “an amazing experience. I felt like I was actually working for them.  Making a logo for a company was unreal because I can tell people that I created it.” 

    Some stayed closer to home, such as Cecilia who worked in Prep at Kingsley for the day.  “I really enjoyed working with the little children and helping them with phonics. I had a really good first-hand experience of teaching work.”

    Mrs Bennett, Careers Coordinator feels, “this day is an important part of our girls’ careers education, giving them an early insight into the world of work, exposing them to what goes on during the working day, showing and strengthening the connection between education and the world of work and therefore reinforcing the value of their education”.

    ‘Take Your Daughter to Work’ day is often the first chance for girls to really experience the workplace, and is a brilliant opportunity for families to start those early conversations exploring career possibilities for their daughters.   Our current year 7s can’t wait until they can visit next year!

  • Marketeers in the Making!

    Year 9 students recently enjoyed an exciting enterprise day – the Chocolate Challenge - at The Kingsley School, working in teams to explore different working roles in a company and learning more about key entrepreneurial and employability skills such as leadership, communication, organisation, working with numbers, teamwork and negotiation. 

    Each team formed a 'company' and assigned their working roles of Marketing & Sales Director, Brand Consultant, Production Manager, Financial Director and Buying Manager, Ably led by a Managing Director, they then had to design, package and plan the marketing for their product - whilst hopefully making a profit along the way! - culminating in a presentation to the judges.

    The students produced some excellent results, demonstrating original thinking and resourcefulness along the way.  Innovative ideas included linking chocolates to a free app (with collectable emojis to scan contained within the packaging), and chocolate treats for dogs contained within a fun toy designed to break open on play.  There was some really imaginative work and all teams worked fantastically well together.  The students themselves reflected on the skills they used during the day, suggesting ‘creativity, collaboration, imagination, persuasive writing, maths, listening, perseverance, style, confidence, originality and design’. 

    Careers Coordinator Mrs Bennett said:  “What a fantastic day!  The girls successfully overcame any challenges they faced and produced some truly impressive product ideas and presentations.  Days such as these provide an excellent opportunity for our students to widen their knowledge of different careers and are a chance for them to develop many skills, in particular, their flair for design and marketing.  Feedback shows the girls particularly enjoyed working collaboratively in teams and seeing the fantastic results they achieved when they worked together, recognising that combining ideas can make them even better!”

  • Rewarding Those Who Give So Much To The Community

    People who give selfless service to the community have been awarded at the Royal Leamington Rotary Club’s Community Spirit Awards, which this year were widened to include nominations from the pupils of The Kingsley School.

  • Britain's Champion Skier Pays Kingsley A Visit

    The Kingsley School Ski Squad had a surprise guest to round off National Schools Snowsports Week, when World Cup ski racer Dave Ryding visited for a talk and to learn more about the school’s growing ski squad.

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Welcome to Kingsley

Experts in providing a continuous education for girls from the age of 3 to 18. Boys welcome in Prep from 3 to 11 years old.

A very warm welcome to The Kingsley School. For 130 years this School has had an excellent reputation for high academic standards and first-class pastoral care. What sets Kingsley apart from other schools is its distinctive family ethos and friendly atmosphere. We are immensely proud of the fact that everyone who visits us remarks on the happy staff student relationships and the sense of community this fosters.

At Kingsley, girls have a positive and purposeful approach to learning. The atmosphere here is unique; enthusiastic and approachable teachers inspire girls to learn; behaviour is excellent and girls are challenged and supported according to individual need. Where practical, we aim to personalise the curriculum so that girls can reach their potential whatever their gifts and talents.

In the Preparatory School, Kingsley pupils progress in a warm, safe environment in small classes to develop socially and achieve their very best academically. Most of the girls continue into Senior School and later, become sixth form students, thus maximising the benefits of Kingsley as the only school in Warwickshire offering continuous education for girls from 3 to 18 years old.

Academically, girls are encouraged to have high aspirations. They develop a strong sense of belonging as they are expected to contribute to school life and participate in a wide range of enrichment opportunities. Girls leave Kingsley as confident, well-mannered, well-rounded and well-qualified young women ready to face the challenges of the adult world. Most of them continue their studies at the university of their choice.

Girls succeed and are happy here. Kingsley is a school where success is celebrated and, whether this is academic, sporting, creative or through performance, girls encourage each other and take pleasure in each other’s achievements. Ours is a warm and welcoming community. At Kingsley, girls are individuals and everyone is valued. In the words of one of our students, ‘at Kingsley you are a name not a number.’


I extend an invitation to you to come and see for yourself!

Heather Owens



We know that choosing the right school is an important and sometimes difficult decision and we urge all parents and girls to visit Kingsley and find out all about us. Talking to the Headteacher, staff and girls, taking part in taster activities, touring the school and observing lessons will give you a chance to see what makes us tick and why we are such a happy and successful school.

The Preparatory School offers a rich, vibrant and extensive curriculum which adheres to and extends the Early Years and National Curriculum for bright and curious children. Pupils are taught in classes with a low pupil-teacher ratio, where individual needs can be met and where learning is fun. We are proud of the warm, caring environment which enables pupils to have confidence in themselves while supporting each other in a secure, close-knit community.

The Senior School aims to provide a broad, balanced and stimulating academic experience. The curriculum at Kingsley is constructed to provide girls with a very sound grasp of literacy and numeracy skills as well as to encourage creativity, intellectual curiosity and independence.

The Sixth Form at Kingsley combines the desire for academic success with the creation of confident, self-motivated and independent young women. It provides a wide range of opportunities for all students - whatever their interests, aptitudes and abilities - enabling girls to achieve places at their higher education destinations of choice.

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