As Head of Boarding at Kingswood School, I can say without a doubt that Kingswood is a home from home for our boarders. I have lived on site for 15 years, with my wife, and my children, who have grown up here and I feel immensely blessed to be part of the school experience for so many of our students.
Our boarders join us in Years 7 to 13 and come from all over the world, although the majority are full boarders and from the UK. The fantastic mix of different backgrounds makes the Kingswood boarding experience here so special, and an ideal preparation for life outside of school. The support of our dedicated staff, whether teachers or residential house parents, helps our pupils to ignite their potential as they are always on hand to offer assistance, guidance and encouragement, or even just a listening ear.
Kingswood is a kind and inclusive school, where children are known and nurtured as individuals, while benefiting from the array of activities, subjects and experiences that a British boarding school can offer. Our pupils are encouraged to work hard, but also to enjoy a balanced life style, with the opportunity to discover and develop new passions. As pupils grow older, they are encouraged to develop their own independence, taking responsibility for their studies and making informed decisions and choices for themselves, all within the foundation of the boarding house.
The decision to send your child away to boarding school is one to be carefully considered. I truly believe that Kingswood provides a safe, nurturing but exciting experience for all our pupils day or boarding. Kingswood offers a range of boarding options to suit the needs of today’s busy families, including full, weekly, flexible or occasional boarding. We would be delighted to welcome you for a tour to find out more, or to arrange a virtual meeting with me to discuss why Kingswood could be right for your child.
Darrell Harding - Head of Boarding
Westwood is the boarding house for pupils in the Lower School at Kingswood. It is the only boarding house at the School that is home to both boys and girls. Westwood currently has 181 day pupils and 33 boarders.
Mr Duke is Westwood Boarding Housemaster, and he is supported by Mrs Curtis who is Westwood Senior Resident Assistant Boarding Housemistress and also Assistant Head of Lower School, and Mr Thatcher who is Westwood Resident Assistant Boarding Housemaster. All positively encourage each child to develop his or her potential to the full.
They are supported by Mr Walker, Mrs Francis, Mr Gordon, Mr Newbould, Miss Martin and Miss Le Monier who do evening duties during the week.
To keep up to date with what's happening at Westwood House, follow them on Twitter.
Fonthill House was built more than 100 years ago and is currently home to 29 boarders. 61 day pupils are also in Fonthill House.
Mrs Mainwairing is the Senior Housemistress of Fonthill House, and she is supported by Miss Moore who is Resident Assistant Housemistress. They are supported by Miss Morris and Mrs Gardener who do evening duties during the week.
Keep up to date with what the pupils in Fonthill House are up to by following them on Twitter.
School House is a boarding house for girls in Years 9-13, with 18 boarders and 72 day pupils.
School House is the only one of the boarding houses at Kingswood that is located in the main School building.
Miss Paver is the Senior Housemistress of School House, and she is supported by Resident Assistant Housemistress Miss Sutherland. They are assisted by Miss Rolfe and Miss Bond who do evening duties during the week.
You can keep up to date with what the boarders in School House are up to by following them on Twitter.
Summerhill is a boarding house for girls in Years 9 -13. Summerhill is currently home to 28 boarders and has 63 day pupils.
Mrs Matthews is the Senior Housemistress of Summerhill and lives in the House with her husband, Mr Matthews. Miss Elliott is the Resident Assistant Housemistress, with Miss Wilson and Miss Wormald doing evening duty during the week.
See what the pupils in Summerhill House have been doing recently by following them on Twitter.
Hall House, which was founded in 1895, was located in the heart of the School but moved into a brand-new, purpose-built boarding house in 2014. 43 pupils currently board at Hall House and there are 65 day pupils.
Hall House's Senior Housemaster is Mr Harding, who lives in the House with his wife, Mrs Harding who teaches at Kingswood Prep School. They are supported by Mr Chua, who is Resident Assistant Housemaster, and Mr Reeman.
You can keep up to date with what's going on in Hall House by following them on Twitter.
Middle House, which was founded in 1895, is a boarding house for 40 boarders and 71 day pupils.
Mr Smyth is the Senior Housemaster of Middle House, where he lives with his wife, Mrs Smyth, who teaches Biology. Mr Smyth is supported by Resident Assistant Housemaster Mr Webb and Mr Allchorne.
You can keep up to date with what's happening in Middle House by following them on Twitter.
Upper House is a day house for 98 boys in Years 9-13 and is located in the Piazza, in the heart of the main school. The House is a social area for the boys to relax in and it is also where their lockers are to be found. The House is twinned with School House.
Mr White is Senior Housemaster of Upper House, and he is supported by Mr Stuttard who is Assistant Housemaster.
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