Day school in Oxfordshire

Kingham Hill School is a day and boarding school renowned for its strong community, which is defined by the supportive atmosphere created in our small, friendly school.

Our day pupils are a key part of the school family, and both they and our boarding pupils integrate seamlessly across school life, sharing lessons, activities and sports together.

There are three day houses: Latimer, the girls day house, Clyde for junior boys in Years 7-9 and Havelock which is the senior boys day house.

The day houses provide a base for the pupils during the school day. They register with their Houseparent every morning before heading to Chapel/assembly or tutor time.

The houses all have kitchen areas where they can make snacks during the day, as well as lockers to store their belongings and areas for relaxing and playing games during lunch and break times.

The Houseparent leads and manages the house, and they are the first point of contact for parents who may have questions or need advice. They are assisted by a Deputy Houseparent and tutors who add an additional layer of support to ensure the pupils always have someone on hand to provide guidance and help if required.

There is a five day teaching week, with day pupils arriving at school by 8.25am and the day ends at 4.40pm. Buses leave school at 5.15pm. Pupils are welcome to stay until 6.00pm in the school library if they wish to complete their ‘prep’ (homework) before they go home.

Day pupils really benefit from being in a boarding school environment as life at Kingham Hill doesn’t stop at the end of the school day. Pupils can choose to take part in evening activities such as the Performing Arts Academy if they so wish. The school can also provide ad-hoc overnight stays which can be helpful to support busy parents; these can be booked in advance with the School Registrar.