Kingston Grammar School

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

Location: Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Kingston Grammar School

Kingston Grammar School 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. Our pupils are bright and enthusiastic; their joy in life and spirit of curiosity makes education here a real pleasure.

Inspirational teaching and a deep commitment to pastoral care means that pupils grow in confidence and understanding, and individual talents and creativity are able to flourish. International GCSEs, the introduction of Mandarin into our curriculum and Extended Projects interweave with more traditional examinations to produce an exciting and vibrant academic diet, designed to challenge expectations and to engage pupils in a love of learning.

We make sure that our pupils are drawn into investigation and enquiry beyond the confines of the various 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 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.

For many, the world outside the formal academic curriculum will provide the key to their future lives. The book Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools (2012) by Malcolm Tozer contains a survey of the number of sporting internationals to have come from Independent Schools since 2000. Kingston Grammar School is ranked equal fifth, and third for Olympians – quite an achievement for a school of our size.

You will also find a strong tradition of theatre, art and music here, with Old Kingstonians making their mark on the stage, in performance and in all aspects of the design world. For all our pupils, whatever their skill or ambition, the opportunities we provide both inside and outside the curriculum are enriching and empowering. Staff give generously of their time to support and make possible all these ventures.

The School's position in the heart of Kingston upon Thames benefits from excellent transport links.  With easy accessibility to the metropolitan diversity of central London,and its wealth of cultural opportunities, students benefit from what our urban location offers.

Our 22-acre sports grounds and boat house on the River Thames, opposite Hampton Court Palace, is the home of KGS Sport.  We are particularly renowned for our success in hockey and rowing and as a school we are ranked fifth for producing sporting internationals, and third for Olympians.

Our aim has always been to produce happy, well-adjusted young adults who want to make the world a better place, and we hope that an education at KGS is a significant step towards this.

For more information about Kingston Grammar School please visit our School website at

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Address: 70 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5875
What people say about us

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 they are conspicuously successful.

- ISI Inspection Report May 2017

The quality of the pupils' personal development is excellent.

- ISI Inspection Report May 2017

The quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements is excellent.

- ISI Inspection Report May 2017