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Building an inclusive KPS culture is a fundamental part of our journey.


At Kensington Park School, it is our mission to excite, challenge and inspire each of our students so that they become life-long learners and outstanding young people. 

KPS is a co-educational day and boarding school which is set in the heart of cosmopolitan central London.  Each student is encouraged and expected to become a self-aware, confident, caring and independent young adult such that when they leave, they will be ready for the world beyond school: able to engage, lead, and shape their own future successfully. 

We seek, through our school aims, to offer an intellectually exciting environment in which students can learn and grow, but also have fun.  Our aims are listed here:

  • Values

Our values underpin what we are and do, emphasising humility, kindness, responsibility and duty.   We promote a positive approach to healthy living and responsible attitudes, including those linked to sustainable living, towards the wider community both at home and overseas.

  • Aspiration

Each individual is supported and challenged to fulfil their potential which should be unconstrained by preconceived expectations – in short, to become the best possible version of themselves.   Our students acquire confidence in their own ability and in the process discover their strengths, recognise their weaknesses and make the most of their talents. 

  • Excellence

When we use the label of excellence at KPS, we must be certain of one thing only - that each day it is the collective responsibility of the staff and students to ensure that our students achieve the best possible grades of which they are capable.  Students should be ambitious, to achieve their best: in and beyond the classroom, in mind, body and spirit.  

  • Community

We are a small school with a close-knit community: everyone is expected to care for and to respect everyone else.  We place great store by the strength of relationships: between students and between students and all staff.  Pastoral care is at the heart of the School and with this comes a paramount commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of each and every student.

  • Learning

To provide a modern curriculum which promotes intellectual curiosity and creativity, which fosters a love of independent learning.  We encourage intellectual curiosity and provide countless opportunities to explore, develop and discuss ideas.

  • Independence

We are one community but we celebrate and encourage individuality.   Each student will be treated as an individual and developed as one.  Diversity of interest, personality, background, and beliefs really matter.  The intention is to equip students with the tools and self-efficacy to meet the challenges of the modern workplace and the global economy.

  • Inclusion

The School is set in the heart of cosmopolitan central London and this diversity is reflected in our student body.  We seek to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of the School. 

  • Personal development

Students are encouraged to develop as individuals who know what they believe in and stand for.  Part of this is the building of leadership - for some this will be with natural authority, for other this will be more quietly.  All should gain increasing confidence to be themselves and to do the right thing - to stand up for what is right and set an example to others.

  • Partnership

We are not a school in isolation and seek partnerships at home and abroad to share good practice, broaden horizons and develop a balanced and global perspective for all students. 

  • Challenge

Students should develop resilience and character: they must be stretched intellectually and physically, taking on new things, being exposed to risk and learning to fail as well as succeed with good grace and courage.

  • Culture

Aesthetic appreciation is a fundamental part of a rounded education.  Set in the heart of cultural London, students interact with art, literature, music and drama as part of their daily lives, learning to understand and engage with each. 

  • Innovation

The school is committed to delivering education in the most effective way, harnessing the benefits of technology and research.   

  • Experience

Breadth of experience is crucial. Within and beyond the School, students are able to involve themselves in a huge array of activities; whilst each will find their niche and specialism, all will equally benefit from breadth.

  • Enjoyment

Above all things, education is to be enjoyed.  This, we hope, stems from the environment which excites, challenges and inspires each individual, and the School, to achieve success.


Kensington Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The School's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available here.

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W2 4AT

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59 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington, London,

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