The Kingsley School

Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About The Kingsley School

Hello and welcome to the Kingsley School – a caring and high-achieving learning community. It is a very exciting time to be part of our school as we further develop our facilities, ways of learning inside and beyond the classroom, and prepare to welcome boys from September 2025.

We are proud of our academic achievements – our small class sizes throughout the school enable each child to progress at their own speed, with the support and challenge of exceptionally well qualified and dedicated teachers.

However, there is so much more to a Kingsley education. We want our students to experience the excitement of discovering that they can achieve more than they thought possible; we encourage them to embrace new opportunities and challenge and support them in developing resilience and determination. We celebrate planting a tree at Forest School as warmly as top grades and a beautiful painting as enthusiastically as gaining a place at a prestigious university.

We are a warm and supportive community. If you were to ask a member of staff, student or parent what they love about Kingsley, I can guarantee that our spirit of community will play a major role in their response. We believe in respect, kindness and caring. Our students really are at the heart of all we do, and we go the extra mile to ensure that every child is seen, heard, and known, and has a strong sense of belonging.

The Kingsley School is a happy and thriving place with a unique identity and spirit. It’s also a rewarding place to work with passionate and dedicated staff who share the same belief and vision that every child can flourish.

Thank you for your interest

Dr. Sarah Howling, Headteacher, The Kingsley School

The School

A leading independent day school in Leamington Spa, the Kingsley School educates girls aged 3 to 18 and boys aged 3 to 11. Founded by the determination of Rose Kingsley, daughter of Victorian author Charles Kingsley, the School began life in 1884 as Leamington High School before becoming The Kingsley School to celebrate Rose Kingsley's contribution to Leamington in 1949.

The Kingsley Way

The Kingsley Way is what makes us distinctive and special. It includes our four core values and our holistic approach to education consisting of four strategic educational pillars.

Our values

- We act with kindness

- We aim for excellence

- We create opportunities

- We build community

Our educational pillars

Academic Education

Inspiring excellence in all areas of learning, teaching, and student achievement

Academic Education offers exceptional learning opportunities with our 4D Curriculum in the Prep School and over 30 exciting subjects in the Senior School, personalised pathways, and research-based teaching and learning. This all leads to excellent academic outcomes, ensuring our students are well-qualified and well-equipped for the future.

Positive Education

Locating wellbeing at the heart of our school

Positive Education brings the science of positive psychology to our Kingsley community. It focuses on specific skills that support girls and boys to build positive emotions, grow resilience, strengthen relationships, optimise strengths, promote mindfulness, and encourage a healthy lifestyle – underpinned by world-class pastoral care.

Discovery Education

Facilitating experiential learning beyond the classroom

Discovery Education helps our boys and girls develop confidence in practical ways, promoting independence, compassion, leadership, and resilience. Our education extends far beyond the classroom door and our students are constantly exposed to new ideas, activities, and opportunities. As the only Round Square school in the region and as part of Warwick Schools Foundation, Kingsley girls and boys benefit from extensive opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and growth. Whether it’s through our world-class music programme, Duke of Edinburgh, or Friday afternoon activities, students are constantly given the chance to discover new things to complement their classroom learning.

Future-focused Education

Cultivating the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create the future

Future-focused Education teaches the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to thrive and make an impact on the world now and in the future. It moves away from the silos of knowledge and exam-based, standardised learning to an education that ensures our students are equipped with the skills and belief to change the world. Our exciting partnership with 8BillionIdeas alongside our own bespoke curriculum, together with the many opportunities we have being part of Warwick Schools Foundation, ensures our students have the skills and confidence to create their future and be a force for good in the world.

Underpinning our four strategic educational pillars is our commitment to coaching with empowering conversations that foster wellbeing, growth, and performance.

ISI report

“All pupils, including those with SEND and those in EYFS, make very good progress compared with those of similar abilities. Their standards in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy are excellent. Pupils speak with confidence and clarity. They develop reasoning and thinking skills which they bring to bear in their studies, approaching problem-solving tasks with confidence.”

View The Kingsley School's ISI report

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Address: Beauchamp Hall, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1926 425127
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