Kingston Grammar School

Kingston Grammar School


Type: Day / Co-ed
Age Range: 11-18
Head's Name: Stephen Lehec
Address: 70 London Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT2 6PY
UK
Phone: 0208 939 8801
Website: www.kgs.org.uk
Division: London

School Profile

Kingston Grammar School is a leading day school for children aged 11-18 in South West London.  Founded in 1561, it is one of the most successful co-educational schools in the country, and has a long tradition of developing individual talent and encouraging high aspirations. Students are bright and enthusiastic; their joy in life and spirit of curiosity makes education here a real pleasure.

The curriculum is designed to challenge expectations and to engage students in a love of learning. Inspirational teaching and a deep commitment to pastoral care means that students grow in confidence and understanding, and individual talents and creativity are able to flourish. The School has a strong sporting legacy which includes 26 appearances at the Olympic Games and alumni such as Olympic gold medallists James Cracknell OBE and Sophie Hosking MBE.

We make sure that our pupils are drawn into investigation and enquiry beyond the confines of 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 plays a central part in this. The opportunity to engage in an extraordinary range of trips, expeditions and Community Service 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.

“The high levels of achievement derive significantly from the impact of a culture of all-round accomplishment for all pupils that is so effectively promoted by senior leadership and governors.  Pupils are determined to live up to the school motto ‘Work well and be happy’, and in this case they are conspicuously successful.” ISI Report (2017)

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