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.

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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."

News at a Glance

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  • Ski Team On Tour At The ESSKIA Championships

    The Kingsley School Ski Team finished 19th out of 24, at the ESSKIA British Schools Dry Slope Slalom Ski Championships in Gloucester.

    “This is a great achievement for the team who are all 12 years old and were competing against a much older field in every race”, said Mr Alan Edwards, Ski Team Manager.

    Hannah Dennison (placed 32nd) and Emma Lawton (placed 46th) put in an outstanding performance, closely followed by newer team skiers Lucy Sainsbury (placed 72nd) and Lorenza Chapman (placed 80th), whose results were superb.

  • Half Term Immersion in France

    During half term, 11 girls from Years 10 to 12 left school at 4am and headed to Chateau de la Baudonniere in Normandy for a French immersion week.

    Each day the girls had a mini French lesson before a selection of daily activities that included making bread, feeding the animals, archery, canoeing, wall climbing and having buckets of water thrown over them during a muddy assault course! In the evenings the girls played an outdoor treasure hunt, shared their talents in a competition and took part in a quiz, all in French. There was an excursion to a French market where the girls had to talk to the merchants to complete a questionnaire before visiting Mont St Michel in the fog.   

    The girls said that it was one of the best weeks they had ever had and that they realised that speaking French in practice wasn't that difficult after all. After the initial shock, they even enjoyed the freedom of no Wi-Fi!

    Mrs T Connor

  • Students Plan for the Future at Kingsley Careers Fair

    Girls at The Kingsley School were inspired on Thursday 10th November to explore a whole host of exciting opportunities at an extremely busy and diverse Careers Fair. Over 40 visiting companies and universities both local and national were present including; Barclays, IBM, Codemasters, National Grid, Jaguar Land Rover, Warwickshire Police, Aston Martin, Siemens, the NHS, Morgan Sindall Professional Services Ltd, The Wilkes Partnership, Robothams Architects, Waitrose, Feldon Veterinary Centre, Clarendon House Dental Centre, The IET & STEM Ambassador, Motionhouse, The BIMM Institute and many more!

    There were key note speeches from Rebecca Crossdale, Senior Level Designer at game giants Codemasters, on women in technology, Loughborough University’s Sophie-Louise Hyde on ‘From School Studies to Starting your Own Business: Future Opportunities and How University can help you’ and Kathryn Thompson, Coventry University on ‘Researching universities and courses, how to work out what’s best for you?'

    Lots of girls were interested in a wide range of careers in engineering after meeting representatives from Arup Group, Morgan Sindall IPS, Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin, with the bikes on display from Triumph stealing the show!

    Head teacher Ms Heather Owens said, “This has been a fantastic event, which has further energised the girls to pursue their goals. The diversity of opportunities available to our girls is enormous and as a school we celebrate and embrace all their future aspirations. I would like to thank all the companies and organisations for working in partnership with Kingsley and our amazing girls”.

  • Year 12 See Chemistry in Action at Warwick University

    The Year 12 chemistry students had a great day watching successful chemists discuss their passion for the subject in a series of lectures at Warwick University.

     As always, Kingsley girls were ahead of the pack - being the first students in and seated at the front of the auditorium. We heard one of the chief perfumers from the British Society of Perfumers talk about how Chanel No 5 was developed, even getting an opportunity to smell some samples.

    The group enjoyed an exam skills masterclass in which they learned how to improve our exam technique. We then heard from Jonathan Hare, member of the Nobel Prize winning team who discovered the structure of C60 Buckminster Fullerene, whose talk was fascinating. We saw some amazing demonstrations on how to improve rates of reaction including how to get plaster to set more quickly - please get in touch for tips! We also had a session on how poisons work and 'how to get away with murder'. Finally, we learnt about Uranium and the complex science behind how we can use it as fuel and reprocess it safely.

    An absolutely brilliant day out.

    Mrs A Hawthorn

  • The Kingsley Moment Prep School Newsletter Edition 20

    The latest edition of The Kingsley Moment newsletter for the Prep School is now available to view.

  • Opening of the Legal Year Ceremony 2016

    By a personal invitation from Richard Samuda, High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Ms Owens and a group of eight Year 11 - 13 girls went along to the Opening of the Legal Year Service at the Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick on Monday 10th October 2016.

    The traditional church service celebrated the start of the legal year, with prayers for those who uphold the law. Thoughtful points were made about Thanksgiving, the Queen's peace and our heritage.

    The girls, all smartly dressed, were thrilled to be invited. "I really enjoyed the service. It was a rare opportunity to meet legal professionals and hear tips about their careers and work experience." One girl was even offered work experience immediately.

    Whilst at the service the girls also met Chris White MP, who offered to help with work experience opportunities.

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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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