Kingsley School, Bideford

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Kingsley School is an independent boarding school located in Bideford on the banks of the River Torridge in North Devon, UK. It is set in 25 acres of playfields and woodland, surrounded by stunning countryside, and just five minutes from popular surfing beaches. The school boasts a strong academic tradition – every sixth form student typically goes on to university, including top-tier higher education institutes like Oxford and Cambridge.

Thanks to Kingsley’s relatively small intake of 400 children, it has a large family atmosphere. International students are made feel right at home and are highly valued during their stay at Kingsley. Kingsley welcomes boys and girls aged from three to 18 years old and international students aged 11 to 18 from countries as varied as Iraq, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and the Middle East.

Kingsley School - Co-educational Boarding School in Devon

Kingsley School is committed to being a caring Christian community dedicated to discovering, nurturing and celebrating the talents and achievements of every child. The school’s philosophy encourages qualities like courage, generosity, honesty, imagination, tolerance and kindness. Students are also encouraged to nurture their wider interests and skills in sport, music, art, and drama so development isn’t just confined to the classroom. Kingsley has an uncompromising focus on the individual child and treats each individual with understanding, dignity and respect. The school has outstanding academic strengths in mathematics, the sciences and geography, while music and drama benefit from a purpose-designed 400-seat theatre. 

The boarding houses at Kingsley help form part of the family atmosphere at the school. Students live in three comfortable and well-equipped houses in the school’s grounds; two for boys and one for girls. Each house has 30-40 students who are supervised by two teachers and their families who live in the houses as well. While Kingsley School does help students achieve academic success, it also offers a range of opportunities socially, artistically and in sport. This includes all the traditional English sports such as rugby, hockey and netball, but there is also a popular judo club, a strong handball squad and a surfing team. Kingsley has achieved success at National Finals for Gymnastics, Cross Country, Handball and Judo. Kingsley also makes extensive use of the surrounding countryside for walking and camping.

Kingsley School, Bideford Co-educational Boarding School Devon

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Kingsley School, Bideford - Checklist

County: Bideford
School Type: Co-Educational
Age Range: 11-18
% of international students: 21%
Journey from London by car: 4 hours
Total number of students: 407
Total number of boarders: 108

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