Kings London

London - E and SE

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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Roll: 125 (Boys) 125 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 15-19 years
  • Founded: 1996

Open Days

We have regular Open Days in the Autumn and Spring Terms. As personalized, independent schools we understand that our students and their families are concerned to ensure they have the most appropriate environment and study plan to meet their individual circumstances. We offer all students the opportunity to come for an individual consultation to discuss their specific circumstances, meet the Principal and other key staff and have a tour of the college. Please contact us to arrange your individual appointment.


We provide a range of GCSE, A-level, Year 12 transfer, Art and Design Foundation and International Foundation Programmes and Language Courses for day and boarding students. September and January start dates.

2020/2021 UK student fees

2 year A-Level course and Medical Foundation course: each £27,180 per annum.

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2020/2021 International student fees

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2020/2021. Accommodation fees.

Student Residence: £8,538 - £16,476 per annum. Student Houses: £11,504 per annum. Homestay: £8,478 - £11,204 per annum.

School Contact Details

Kings London
25 Beckenham Road
London - E and SE

[t]: 020 8650 5891

Location Description

Kings London is conveniently located in affluent and leafy Beckenham, in the suburban Greater London Borough of Bromley. As the largest town in Kent, Beckenham provides a wide range of facilities and opportunities for sport and leisure activities. The town is recognised as being a welcoming and safe suburb with parks, green spaces and fresh air. The nearby bus, train and tram services provide excellent transport connections from which students can explore the varied surrounding areas, with all the opportunities Central London provides being just a short journey away.

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Nicolas Ramirez, from Colombia, took a two-week Intensive Course at Kings London in December to refresh his English skills after living in France

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for a few years. He tells English teacher, Liz, about how he found the course and the activities he has been enjoying in his spare time.

What’s your name and age, and where are you from?

My name is Nicolas Ramirez Ibanez. I’m from Colombia and I’m 25 years old.

What course have you been taking and what are your lessons like?

I have been taking the Intensive Course for 2 weeks. I really liked the schedule and the classes that I have taken, because they helped me to improve my grammar and my speaking.

So you’ve got general English in the morning, and what is your afternoon class (SIG)?

It’s listening and speaking. We talk about different topics, like nature and also British history.

Why did you decide to take this course?

Yes I have studied English in Colombia with the British Council, and I had finished my Advanced level, and after that I moved to France and since 3 or 4 years ago I have not been speaking English, so I decided to book this course to refresh some topics and remember more.

Do you need English for your job in France?

Yes because we have a lot of guests that come from different parts of the world, and sometimes the staff of reception can’t find a way to communicate with them so they need help with languages. I work in a hotel – in a bakery. I’m a chef. Also, if I want to move to a different country in the future it will open up more opportunities.

What made you choose Kings London?

Actually, I received information from the British Council about the programme and the experience. I really wanted to know about Christmas in the UK and some of the traditions that you have at this time of the year.

Where are you staying?

I’m staying with a host family. It’s really cool because I can spend time with them and it’s a really good way to understand British culture.

How have the facilities and experience been?

I think it’s very good because it’s a different way to learn – the activities involve you with real life in London. There are a lot of cultural activities and we have received a lot of information which helps us to learn English.

What are the different activities that you have done so far with your group?

We’ve been on different tours and visited lots of places in London – iconic places, and some museums. It’s been good as I’m really interested in architecture and art.

What have been your top 3 places that you’ve visited?

Trafalgar Square – I think it’s amazing. Oxford Street with the Christmas decorations is very cool. And maybe… Buckingham Palace.

I really like that you have the Christmas markets so there’s lots of little places where you can eat things, like German sausages, and it’s really good.

Was this your first visit to the UK? Was it how you thought?

Yes. It’s better than I thought. You have a lot of cultural activities and places to visit, and although I am here for just two weeks, there are a lot of things I want to fit in. Last Saturday, we went to Greenwich and spent the day there. Next Saturday, we will go to Oxford and Windsor. Some people have told me that they are very beautiful.

Last Sunday, me and some of my friends went to Abbey Road, Notting Hill and Camden Town.

Wow you’ve been busy! You must be tired!

Actually yeah, but I think that we have to use the time here in a good way. I think probably next Sunday we will go to Madame Tussauds.

Would you recommend London as a destination for other students?

Yes, because I think that British English sounds better than American English so I think it’s a good destination to learn English. Also this school has a lot of activities to help you learn English in a different way, Also, if you’re staying with a host family, you can eat with them, and talk with them, and they care about you and it’s really good.

Thank you very much, Nicolas.

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At Kings, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, or ‘enrichment’ activities as they are also often known, alongside their

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main academic studies.

These activities range from participating in student councils and committees and nationally-accredited award schemes (such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award), to joining clubs and societies. Kings London offers a host of different options including sports clubs such as Badminton, Bowling, Football and Tennis; creative activities such as Guitar, Cookery or learning a new language; and clubs with a more academic focus such as Book Club, Debating Society, Kings Enterprise and Science clubs.

The Enrichment Programme at Kings also enables students to take part in both local and international volunteering and fundraising schemes, and to complete work experience placements if they wish.

There are many benefits that come from involvement in these activities and schemes, some of which are highlighted below.

Developing new skills

Whilst many enrichment options give students the chance to further skills within a specific subject or hobby, such as Maths or Photography, for example, extracurricular activities are also great for developing softer, more transferable skills. These can include skills such as public speaking, working in a team and time management skills.

Developing new interests

One of the great things about the Kings enrichment programme is that it can allow students to explore completely new interests that they wouldn’t otherwise have been exposed to. They can also provide a great chance for students to broaden their horizons and their understanding of the world, particularly within the context of school which welcomes international students from a wide range of countries.

Helping students stand out within university and job applications

Extracurricular activities can help ensure students have plenty of evidence to include in both university and job applications that demonstrates they are well-rounded and have plenty of transferrable skills. For example, participation in Student Councils or on the Kings Business Enterprise scheme can show an ability to work as part of a team — or as a successful leader if a leadership position was held — and the determination to achieve goals.

Negin is currently completing a Medical Sciences degree at the University of Leeds. Speaking to us about her experience at Kings, she referenced how useful the enrichment programme had been when it came to applying to university.

“I did Biology club and UKCAT. UKCAT classes really helped me prepare for my UKCAT exam for entering the university. Biology club was more of a fun class that we could do exciting experiments that were not usually part of our study. I was also part of the Student Council. In my first year, I was the head of Charity Committee and the second year I was the secretary. Writing about my responsibilities during this time in my personal statement helped me to show the universities that I have some experience in leadership, which was an essential skill for my course.”

Complementing academic studies with a way to relax

Enrichment activities can often provide a very welcome alternative to the rigours and intensity of academic study. Undertaking activities that complement class-based learning with a more relaxed pace, or which help keep the body fit as well as the mind, can be of huge benefit to our students.

Providing opportunities for socialising

Being a member of a club or committee is a great way to spend more time with peers and make new friends. Given that extracurricular activities may be undertaken with people that students don’t usually interact with, it also offers the potential to meet new people with similar interests and to build friendships outside of the usual circles. This ensures that social networks are widened, and that communication and interpersonal skills are honed.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

The extensive range of opportunities available add to all aspects of students’ personal development and well-being.


“The curriculum is greatly enhanced by trips and visits to places of interest. The college fully exploits the resources of the capital city. For example, students aiming for design related careers shared a long list of museums and galleries they had visited as part of their wider studies. Other examples included visits to universities and recreational visits to places of interest, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on the Southbank.

Clubs and societies, including photography, theatre, debating, and sports and fitness, encourage students to be active and make friends with students from different backgrounds and cultures. The college makes good use of the local sports centres so that students have wider opportunities for physical activity.” Kings London Ofsted Report, 2018.

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2019 is shaping up to be yet another exciting year of success for students at Kings London.

All students benefit from a structured and personally tailored

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University Application Programme. They are supported throughout the whole process by our team of experienced expert academics and counsellors.

Students’ choice of university may be influenced by a range of factors and are encouraged to explore their opportunities in detail. They are assisted to identify the most appropriate degrees and specialist institutions to meet their individual ambitions in their chosen subject and professional areas.

University Offers continue to be confirmed and it is interesting to see the wide range of subjects, prestigious universities and leaders in their fields for which our student have already received Offers. These include:


Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing, Fashion Management, Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Games Art & Design, History, Interior Architecture and Design, Interior Design, International Fashion, International Politics, International Relations, Materials Science and Engineering, Law, Law with Politics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media and Communication, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sustainability and Environmental Management, Sport and Recreation Management and many more!

Leading and specialist universities:

Brunel, City, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Goldsmiths, Istituto Marangoni, Kent, Kings College London (KCL), Kingston, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich University of Arts, Newcastle, Nottingham, Queen’s Belfast, Queen Mary, Reading, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, SOAS, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex, University of the Arts London (UAL), University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Warwick and more!


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Kings London had its most recent Ofsted inspection in Spring 2018. The inspection reports highlighted the college’s many strengths and student-centred ethos.

The college offers a

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mature yet supportive learning community, providing the perfect bridge between school and the country’s leading universities. Ofsted’s independent feedback helps the college to ensure it maintains consistently high standards of support for student welfare, personal development and continued exceptional learning and progression outcomes for its pupils.

At Kings, a personalised learning approach is central, delivered through very small classes (4 -10 students per class). Learning is contextualised to ensure students gain both detailed subject knowledge and transferable skills. The inspectors noted:

“Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and clearly understand the requirements of the courses they are teaching. They plan activities using carefully chosen topics which will engage students and enable them to make good progress. For example, in an economics lesson, when discussing inflation, and in a law lesson, when students were being introduced to contract law, the examples used were ones to which students could immediately relate. The discussions contributed to highly effective learning.”

Dedicated and expert university counselling was another quality highlighted by Ofsted: 

“Students were very positive about the quality of support they receive for their university applications. The advice and guidance undoubtedly helps them to choose the best courses and universities for their future. The preparation for the next stage of their education or employment is excellent.”

The Kings philosophy has always been inclusive and student-centred. It is built around mutual respect between staff and students, and also embraces a global perspective. A final word from Ofsted: 

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Excellent relationships at all levels and a high degree of trust make the college a stimulating and pleasant place for everyone to work.”

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