KINGSWOOD School, which is situated in a quiet, secluded setting in Shirley, is an independent preparatory school catering for children aged between 2 ½ and 11 years.
Class sizes are small (maximum 16), enabling teachers and support staff to see all children as individuals. There is a rich “family” atmosphere in which children of all ages know all other children in the school. Older children play with younger children at playtime in just the same way as they would at home and everyone looks out for everyone else.
The small, family-type atmosphere encourages all children to become properly self-confident and enables every child to achieve his or her true potential. This is borne out by the school’s enviable reputation for its Year 6 leavers gaining places in local grammar schools and independent schools.
There is a pleasant atmosphere of calm in the school which is very evident to visitors as they arrive and, if you look into any classroom during the working day, you will be met by happy, smiling faces of children who are fully engaged in their studies.
But don’t take our word for it. Telephone the school secretary (Mrs Lilley) right now. The headmaster (Mr Luckham) will be very happy to show you around and talk about your child’s specific needs and how the school can cater for those. But, most of all, soak up the Kingswood ‘spirit’.
“You can’t fail to be captivated!”