Charity is at the very core of Kingswood's history. Founded in 1748 by John Wesley, one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth century, he is best known today as the founder of Methodism and still here at Kingswood today, giving back, a sense of community and respect and caring for others is at the heart of the school's ethos.
Kingswood is a school in which many former and current pupils and staff are proud to be associated with. Every event at Kingswood is attended by those who want to preserve their ties with their school, to connect with their former teachers and friends and to keep the spirit of Kingswood alive for future generations.
Today the whole school comes together as a community to raise money and give time to a variety of charity projects including Open Arms, a much-needed charity project and school in Malawi which cares for orphaned and abandoned children. Our pupils, who visit annually, helped build the school from scratch and have gained immeasurably from the experience.
A good school is one that not only provides an excellent academic reputation but is one which shapes lives, gives its pupils the opportunities to excel in a range of activities and to succeed, and sometimes fail, in a safe and secure environment. I hope that when you think of Kingswood you too have memories that make you smile.
We need to work together to preserve Kingswood and I hope you will feel inspired to donate to any of the projects that resonate with you.
If you have any questions, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to call Michele Greene on 01225 734283. We would be delighted to hear from you and hear how your personal stories and experiences have shaped the successful people that you have become today.