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We place a strong emphasis on the importance of students’ personal development. Students are assigned a personal tutor who provides them with university and career guidance and helps them to build academic confidence during weekly one-to-one meetings.


In the Sixth Form, our vertical tutor system takes students through Year 12 to Year 13 with the continuity of the same personal tutor.

Our pastoral support system, based on the Oxbridge tutorial model, drew particular praise from Ofsted when we were inspected in October 2018. Students have weekly one-to-one meetings with their tutors who have oversight of their progress and wellbeing, and tutors send parents updates on their child’s progress each week. These regular tutor meetings ensure students feel supported as they balance their academic and co-curricular interests and begin to explore university and career options. Tutors play a key role in ensuring their tutees are directed to the best careers and university advice.

Being part of an 11-18 school, our sixth formers enjoy leadership and mentoring roles, acting as aspirational figures for younger students.

Encouraging our A-Level students to take on senior positions in the school is part and parcel of our efforts to equip them for the next stage of their lives. Our Sixth Form acts as a crucial stepping stone between school and university, helping students to develop as agile thinkers with a strong sense of personal agency and independence.

Student Voice

 

"Students show exceptional attitudes to learning, and their behaviour is excellent. They participate in decision-making through the school council. They show independence and maturity." 

Ofsted report 2018

We value the opinions and input of our students on all matters, and seek their views through formal and informal channels. Students are encouraged to discuss all matters of concern with their tutor who will share these thoughts and ideas with the school management. In addition, there is a Lower School Forum and a Sixth Form Forum that provide representatives to sit on the whole School Council. Students are asked to complete surveys on a range of school matters including pastoral, wellbeing and co-curricular opportunities.  

Medical

We have a school nurse who is based in our boarding house who is available, if required, to see students in the Lower School or Sixth Form should it become necessary during the school day. There are first-aiders on call at both the Lower School and Sixth Form who are able to provide initial assessment and care.

Healthy Lifestyle

In order to reflect their increased maturity and status in the school, students in the Sixth Form are encouraged to take greater ownership of their own lifestyle choices. All sixth form students are members of Imperial College’s Ethos Sports Centre. This state-of-the-art sports centre provides ready access to a 25-metre swimming pool, fully equipped fitness areas, a gymnasium and one of central London’s premier climbing walls. Our partnerships with a comprehensive range of local sports clubs offer activities in sports including basketball, football, ice hockey, rowing, equestrian, and many more. Students have the freedom to take advantage of the range of cafés and restaurants in the Kensington area.


The tutor system is exceptional.

- Ofsted 2018



Lower School

Kensington Park School (Years 7-11),
40-44 Bark Place,
London,
W2 4AT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7616 4400


Sixth Form

Kensington Park School Sixth Form,
59 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington, London,
SW7 5JP, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7225 0577


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