Kensington Park School: A new academically rigorous school near Hyde Park, enrolling now and offering six form scholarships to bright pupils
Kensington Park School is a new independent school for boys and girls aged 11-18 in the heart of London. Whilst the school is new, its leadership and teachers have long, successful track-records at some of the best independent schools in the country.
A large contingent come from St Paul’s School, including Dick Jaine, the former acting High Master, and Heads of Department for subjects including Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics.
These superb teachers each have more than 25 years’ experience of helping their pupils to achieve outstanding grades at GCSE and A Level as well as entry into the world’s top universities, including Oxbridge and the US Ivy League.
They have also been responsible for integrating pastoral care, sport, music and performing arts into the curriculum in order to provide a fully-rounded education for each pupil.
KPS operates from two buildings either side of Kensington Gardens:
- KPS Sixth Form, in Queen’s Gate, opens in September 2017 for pupils aged 16-18
- KPS Seniors, in Bark Place, opens in September 2018 for pupils aged 11-16
This configuration enables KPS to have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre so that A Levels and preparation for university entrance can be taught in a specialist environment, with no distractions from having to cater for younger age groups on the same site. Sixth formers have a tailored timetable which is more conducive to A Level study and Sixth Form teachers are a team of true specialists, with several A Level chief examiners and textbook authors among their number.
The school also has superb boarding facilities in South Kensington, accepting pupils from other parts of the UK and from around the world.
With its senior staff recruited from academic “powerhouse” schools, KPS is committed to academic rigour and the highest standards of achievement. However, life at KPS is about much more than academics. KPS offers its pupils opportunities to become proficient at many different sports and to develop a wide range of social and cultural interests, giving them a much broader and more enriching experience as a result.
KPS has partnered with providers of exceptional sports facilities in and around its West London home. These include Imperial College’s Ethos Sports Centre with its state-of-the-art gym, pool and 9-metre climbing wall; expert coaches, including former Olympians, in fencing and riding; and Fulham Reach Boat Club, a superbly equipped new rowing facility on the Thames. There will be an exciting outdoor education programme, including the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Similar partnerships are in place for music and drama.
As a new school, whilst being selective, KPS does not yet have the same extreme competition for places present at some of the other top independent schools. However, pupils will still be able to access the same quality of teaching, without the stressful and complex application procedures.
KPS is now enrolling sixth form students for September 2017 with full merit-based scholarships available to outstanding candidates, and accepting applications for 11+ and 13+ entry in September 2018.
If you would like to find out more information about KPS, or wish to make an application, please contact Jane Lovell, Registrar at email@example.com.