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.
Kingsley School’s Prep Boarding School
Kingsley School’s Prep Boarding School provides a safe and stimulating environment in which children feel happy and secure. With praise, encouragement and support, we help every child to develop a positive sense of themselves and of their class mates.
A wide range of activities helps children develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. As the children develop, we foster their skills in language, reading and number work. Dance, music, art, cooking, swimming and physical education are also included in our weekly timetable.
Senior Boarding School
On the academic front, a wide range of GCSE subjects is taught at this excellent boarding school by dedicated, specialist staff at with results that, year after year, meet and often exceed pupils’ most optimistic expectations. Outside the classroom, whether it’s representing the school at sport, acting, singing, making music or art, our students find themselves beating their “personal best” again and again. They throw themselves into our eclectic range of extra-curricular activities too, including surfing and the ever-popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.
The Sixth Form Boarding School
The years which students spend in the Sixth Form Boarding School are a vital, transitional period in their lives as they move towards adulthood and independent living and learning. At this boarding school is offer a supportive and caring environment which strives to find a balance between allowing students more freedom whilst at the same time providing necessary limitations and restraints. Students are empowered to make their own decisions and, at times, their own mistakes, within a secure framework. Alongside their academic studies students are offered a multitude of extra curricular and leadership opportunities and a tutorial programme designed to guide them as they make plans for the future.
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.
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.