Kingswood School: Bath, Avon, UK

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Kingswood School is an independent day and boarding school located in Bath, Somerset, England. The school is coeducational boarding school and educates some 950 children aged 3 to 18. It is notable for being founded by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in 1748. It is the world’s oldest Methodist educational institution and was established to provide an education for the sons of Methodist clergymen. It owns the Kingswood Preparatory School, the Upper and Middle Playing Fields and other buildings.

This famous boarding school is keen to give their pupils intellectual challenges and encourages independent thought at all times. Active participation in lessons through discussion, practical activities, educational visits and role play is considered vital to our pupils’ progress. The curriculum of this Somerset Boarding School builds on pupils’ past educational experiences and allows them to achieve deeper understanding of and greater competence in each aspect of the curriculum as they move through Kingswood.

Number of students

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7 days boarding: 

GBP 10,643 per term

About the school

Pupils are sorted into one of six houses in Year 9:


Upper (day boys), house colours are yellow and black.

Middle (day and boarding boys), house colours are green and white.

Hall (day and boarding boys), house colour is maroon.


School (day girls and sixth form girl boarders), house colours are grey and pink.

Summerhill (day and boarding girls), house colour is blue.

Fonthill (day and boarding girls), house colour is red.

Junior House

Westwood (day and boarding for boys & girls in years 7 and 8), the largest house with approximately 170 day children and 30 boarders. Only boarding house to house both girls and boys. Boys sleep on the top floor, whereas girls sleep on the 3rd floor.

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Sport and culture

Kingswood has a reputation for encouraging sports, with boys playing rugby, hockey and cricket and girls playing hockey, netball, tennis and athletics (boys also do tennis and athletics).

Location Description

Lansdown Road Bath Avon BA1 5RG

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