'The curriculum is broad and balanced, supporting pupils' outstanding outcomes because of the chance pupils have to be successful in a range of subjects.' Ofsted 2017

Kingsdale is a dynamic, exceptionally popular and progressive school that has invested £30m to develop an award winning educational learning environment. At our specialist academic Sixth Form, students study a combination of respected traditional, artistic and alternative advanced courses. Average class sizes are approximately 20 across all subjects and significantly smaller in the Sixth Form.

'Pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding because of the care and attention that staff pay to making pupils' time in school productive and safe.'  Ofsted 2017

Our Curriculum

At Kingsdale we believe in offering an exceptionally rich, broad and balanced curriculum which is outstanding in its construction and provides wonderful choice and challenge for students of all abilities.  We believe our outstanding programmes of study provide the rigour, flexibility and inspiration to enable our students to fulfil their aspirations, to discover their talents and to develop a passion for lifelong learning.  We aim to enable and equip our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to compete on a global stage by transforming themselves into high achieving, confident, articulate, responsible and ambitious young adults with an appreciation and respect for the arts, sciences and other cultures.

Kingsdale provides exceptionally rich opportunities to challenge students of all abilities including options in Year 9 to study Triple Science, Latin, Economics and Psychology and the opportunity to study two languages from Year 7. Kingsdale attracts many able students. The school offers a wide variety of academic subjects including 5 optional courses selected by each child. Average class sizes are approximately 20 across all subjects and significantly smaller in the Sixth Form.

Kingsdale’s ICT facilities make us one of the most technologically advanced schools in the country. Students have access to PCs, Apple Macs, laptops, wireless technology and a Virtual Learning Environment.

'Pupils' time in school is enriched by the wide variety of opportunities they are offered in which they can develop and explore skills that match their aspirations.  The curriculum supports outstanding progress because leaders have built in opportunities for pupils to be successful within and beyond the classroom.'  Ofsted 2017

All students at Kingsdale are offered the opportunity to take part in a ‘Trips of a Lifetime’ programme. Subsidised excursions to amazing destinations such as Japan, Namibia, Harvard and Yale Universities in the USA and the French Alps are organised every year.

An outline of our curriculum map, including subjects offered, can be accessed by clicking here.