Kingham Hill was purpose built by the Christian philanthropist Charles Edward Baring Young in 1886.
He put his faith into practice by establishing it as a place where boys with a boarding need could be educated and prepared for life.
In the early days the school was a virtually self-sufficient community. It had a farm, a wide range of workshops, a school building, a chapel, a sanatorium and various boarding houses. The Founder ensured that every Kingham child learned to read and write, gained a trade and had the benefit of understanding the Christian faith.
On leaving, the boys could progress to opportunities and new homes in London, or emigrate to a farm the Founder owned in Canada and make their life in the New World.
We continue the Founder's vision by providing an excellent all-round education, coupled with varied extra-curricular activities and experiences that thoroughly prepare our children to leave us as happy, rounded and resilient young people ready to succeed in their future lives.