Kingsley School: Bideford, Devon, UK

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Kingsley School is a methodist co-ediucational boarding school with senior, junior and early years sections. The renowned Dyslexia Centre provides additional support for many of students. This great boarding offers a full academic curriculum and enrichment in many areas such as music, drama and sport, including national level judo and rowing. Boarding is available for boys and girls from Year 5. There are ca. 400 pupils on roll, some of them have statements of special educational needs and some physical disabilities.


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7 days boarding: 

GBP 11,545 – GBP 12,650 per term

About the school

Edgehill College was founded in 1884, Stella Maris Convent (later Stella Maris School) in 1929 and Grenville College in 1954. 

For more than half a century, the North Devon market town of Bideford was well-served by these three fine independent schools, each with its own Christian ethos, Edgehill being a member of the Methodist group of schools, Stella Maris originally being a Catholic Convent School and Grenville part of the Church of England Woodard Foundation.

Edgehill and Stella Maris were for many years girls’ schools, while Grenville was for boys until its merger with Stella Maris in 1994.

In January 2009, Edgehill College and Grenville College came together under the aegis of the Methodist Schools, to create the first new independent school in the region for more than half a century.

Kingsley School Bideford is a school proud of its three great pasts, and is making its own great future with ambition and enthusiasm.


This famous boarding school offers a full national curriculum leading to GCSE in a range of subjects and A-level.

 1. Belvoir House, just a short walk from the main school building, is the girls’ boarding house and is surrounded by sports fields, with views over the woods. 

Carisbrooke and Longfield are home to the boys and are located beside each other.

2. Carisbrooke is the junior boys house.

3. Longfield is the senior boys’ house.

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Set in beautiful grounds of over 50 acres, with excellent facilities, Kingsley School is in the historic town of Bideford. The School is within walking distance of Bidford town centre and host families are within a walking distance of approximately 20 minutes and on a bus route.

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