Kingham Hill School

Kingham Hill School is in the heart of the glorious Cotswold countryside on a 100-acre estate for 350 girls and boys from 11-18 years.  Half of the pupils are full boarders and the School is just 80 minutes by direct train from London Paddington.  It is the first school to offer the American High School Diploma alongside a British curriculum.

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    Kingham Hill School

    With just over 350 pupils Kingham Hill remains small to allow the school to sustain its caring, home-from-home community where every child is nurtured, challenged and inspired to succeed academically and within their personal lives.

    Our boarding houses are spacious yet cosy, with an average of just 25 pupils per house.  Likewise, our small class sizes provide tailored usppot t our pupils, helping them to achieve excellent academic results.

    Helping every pupil fulfil their potential has been a hallmark of the School for many years, and progress and success are fundamental to what we do.  Education is, however, about so much more than qualifications.

    The range of experiences and co-curricular provisions on offer make for happy and resilient young people who have an appetite for discover an ambition to make their mark on the world.

    “A Top Small Independent School for A level results” – The Telegraph

    Kingham is also accredited by the US Department of Education and the Middle States Association (MSA) to deliver a unique American High School education taught by dedicated experts, coupled with the rich cultural experience of learning within a British school that has been educating and developing young people for over 130 years.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 200 Boys / / 148 Girls

    Day pupils: 165

    Boarder Number: 183

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1886

    Location Description

    Situated on the borders of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, between Cheltenham and Oxford and with easy access to both the M40 and M4. Direct train link from Kingham Station (5 minutes from School) to London takes 80 mins and to Oxford 20 mins.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr. Pete Last

    Contact for enquiries: Debbie Marshall, Registrar

    Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6TH

    Tel: 01608 731884



    Cited as ‘the most beautiful campus in all of England’, Kingham embraces the beauty of the Cotswold Countryside with a School Farm that all pupils enjoy.

    A new Library, Science and Maths Building, Performing Arts Centre and Sports Centre have all been built in the last 4 years.

    To use the interactive map of the school click HERE


    The School offers Academic Scholarships for pupils joining in the Year 7, Year 9 and Lower Sixth Forms.

    Exhibitions are offered to pupils primarily in Music (for Year 7 and Year 9 entry) and Sport (for Year 9 and Sixth Form entry), although an Exhibition may be offered in any field of

    performance where excellence on a national level has been demonstrated.

    Entrance Requirements

    After registration, children will be invited to attend an assessment and informal interview with the Headmaster. The assessment covers English, Maths and General Reasoning skills. No revision is required.


    2023 / 2024

    Day fees.

    From £6,855 to £7,775 per term.

    Boarding fees.

    Weekly – From £9,675 to £11,960 per term.   Full – £9,995 to £13,175 per term.



    ISC association The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

    Affiliations BSA, CReSTeD, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Middle States Association (US Education Department)

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Friday 1 Mar 2024 -

    Open Morning: Saturday 4 May 2024 -

    Open Mornings: Please REGISTER your interest

    Kingham Hill school remains steadfast in its resolve to provide the very best education in a safe, secure and caring environment. We would very much like to show you what Kingham Hill can offer you and your children. So please do get in touch, either by phone 01608 658999 or using the form here

    If you have any questions please contact our admissions office on; +44 (0) 01608 731884 or email


    View the school video and explore our interactive map here




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