Welcome to Kingsdale

'Leaders are tenacious in their pursuit of outstanding outcomes for pupils.'  Ofsted 2017


 Co-educational Academy of Advanced, Artistic and Academic Studies

‘Students come first at the school and everything possible is done to support them. This is a very high achieving school and competition between students is encouraged and students thrive on it. Students feel safe and secure and they feel valued. They are very keen to learn and to achieve their very best. They show concern for each other and are very supportive of more vulnerable students. The emphasis at Kingsdale is on wellbeing and achievement and the school is fully aware that the two go together and are not separate entities.’

                             Inclusion Quality Mark & Centre of Excellence Report 2015

‘Staff are highly engaged and enjoy working in what is a collaborative culture.  Many described a fulfilling combination of challenging, meaningful work within an organisation that provides a ‘friendly, family feel’ and deep sense of belonging.  People are highly motivated; individuals are committed to the ethos enshrined in the Kingsdale A Place to Be poem.  The ethos and the values contained within the school poem are understood, authentic and lived throughout the school.’  

                                        Investors in People Report  - Gold Award 2017                                       

Kingsdale Foundation School

Kingsdale promotes academic and personal excellence, applauds achievement, cherishes success and celebrates our differences. Kingsdale is one of the most popular schools in the country and caters for the needs of a truly wonderful, talented and diverse community. Kingsdale is particularly well suited to aspirational children, teachers and families.

Kingsdale is proud of its Mathematical, Musical and Sports heritage. We offer scholarships for new entrants to the school who show mathematical, musical or sporting talent. Scholars receive free individual or small group tuition provided by expert professionals, to the value of £1,000 per annum.

Kingsdale is a founding member of Southwark School's Learning Partnership (SSLP) which is a unique collaboration between local maintained and independent schools that includes Dulwich College, James Alleyn's Girls' School and Alleyn's School.

Kingsdale is an independent academy convertor school (mainstream) and is not a part of a chain or sponsored academy arrangement.

We invite you to take a virtual tour or to come and see us in action.  We are confident that you will like what you see.


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