Welcome from the Headteacher

Carpenter helen 2021

A very warm welcome to Kingdown School.

Whether you are a current or future member of our school, we hope that our website gives you a real flavour of our wonderful school, and provides you with a valuable insight into the life and work of our students.

Believe, Aspire, Achieve

At Kingdown School, our aims can be summarised in three words: Believe, Aspire, Achieve. We want all of our students to:

  • Believe in themselves, in their own talents and abilities, and in their power to make a difference
  • Aspire to be the best they can be
  • Achieve exceptional outcomes, opening doors to their future post-16 or post-18 

We place the needs of our students at the centre of our thinking: whether this is through our curriculum; through extra-curricular activities; via the caring and effective pastoral system or high quality of teaching and learning of which we are proud.

As a school, we constantly reflect upon what we do so that students have an enjoyable, engaging and successful time. We recognise that academic excellence and personal development are equally important to young people as they develop.

Our expectations of students’ uniform, behaviour and attitudes towards others are very high. We want students to recognise the importance of being polite, kind and tolerant of one another and model this every day. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingdown School.

Helen Carpenter

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