Kingham Hill is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, between Oxford, Cheltenham and Stratford-Upon-Avon and just 80 minutes by direct train from London Paddington (an hour and half by road from London Heathrow). The school lies just a short walk from Kingham, voted ‘England’s favourite village’. Chipping Norton, a traditional Cotswold market town, is four miles away.
We are surrounded by idyllic rolling countryside in a stunning 100 acre estate surrounded by our own woodland, where pupils have a safe place to explore and make their home. The views in every direction are wonderful as the school is set within England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Most of our buildings were constructed by local craftsmen during the 20 years following the foundation of the school in 1886, and are built of traditional Cotswold stone. At various points during the last one hundred years facilities have been updated and added to ensure pupils have the best amenities to enhance their learning. This includes the Veritas building, our state-of-the-art Maths and Science facility which was completed in 2015 and the new school library, which opened in July 2016. Many pupils enjoy our wonderful location simply as a place of great beauty in which to grow, but it is also utilised to the full educationally, with our woodlands, greenhouse and school grounds providing ample opportunities to extend learning outside the classroom.
In addition to our lovely historic buildings, the School has extensive playing fields and sports facilities, including cricket pavilions, tennis courts, floodlit astroturf pitches, an assault course and leisure complex, with a pool, sauna, fitness suite and dance and drama studio.
One of the highlights of the school is the farm, where pupils can care for the horses, alpacas, sheep, goats, and rabbits during their break times, after school and as part of our ever popular farm club.
I still very clearly remember the first time I visited the Hill. A beautiful landscape - I was in love with it; I loved the feeling of just being on the Hill KHS Alumna