What Makes Us Special

A small, independent school in Oxfordshire

Kingham Hill School is small co-educational independent day and boarding school for children aged 11 - 18 set in 100 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

High quality education with a commitment to excellence

We provide an excellent education within top-class learning facilties where every pupil has endless opportunities to learn, excel and realise their potential. We prioritise development beyond the classroom to ensure pupils leave us as rounded young adults who will become happy and successful in their future lives. There is a five-day teaching week and once lessons have finished, there is time for sport and activities every afternoon, with day and boarding pupils integrating seamlessly across the range of school life.

Last year, The Telegraph listed us as a 'Top Small Independent School' for highest A level results which is testament to the quality of teaching provision here at the school. We have been selected as a Good Schools Guide School, and they have described the School as '...a supportive community of pupils and teachers treating each other with respect and kindness in this area of outstanding natural beauty.'

Vibrant family community

When talking to pupils, parents and staff about what they love most about the School, the answer is usually 'community'. There is a tangible sense of friendliness and unity in a small school where all pupils are known and nurtured.

With just over 340 pupils, the School remains deliberately small, as this allows us to sustain our caring, home-from-home community where every child is supported, challenged and inspired.

The established school culture is very positive and respectful and easily recognized as soon as one is on campus. NEASC, 2015

Unique location & environment

The school was purpose built in 1886 and is situated in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds in England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set within its own idyllic 100 acre estate, pupils have a safe place in which to learn, enjoy and make their home, just 80 minutes by direct train from London Paddington.

Kingham Hill School on Muddy Stilettoes
Kingham Hill School in the Good Schools Guide