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70 London Road
Kingston upon Thames
Founded in 1561, it 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. Students are bright and enthusiastic; their joy in life and spirit of curiosity makes education here a real pleasure.
Our academic standards are high: in 2018, 66.3% of our A Level students achieved A*/A at A Level, 87% of students were offered a place at their first choice university and 80% of students were offered a place at a Russell Group Universities. On average, 10% of our cohort attain Oxbridge places whilst a higher proportion go on to study for medical degrees across the UK.
The School has a strong sporting legacy which includes 26 appearances at the Olympic Games and alumni such as Olympic gold medallists James Cracknell OBE and Sophie Hosking MBE.
We believe that education should be holistic - strong both academically and pastorally - and should produce happy and engaged students who will make a positive difference to the world around them now and in the future. Students are encouraged to support each other throughout their time at KGS, either in the academic, pastoral or co-curricular sphere. We are rightly proud of our pastoral provision and it is widely acknowledged to be one of the best in any school in the UK.
“Without exception, those spoken to feel that this is a kind school where unkindness is never acceptable.” ISI Inspection Report (2017)