Every pupil belongs to one of eleven houses that act as large, extended families. There are four day, and seven boarding houses which are beautiful, substantial homes built of Cotswold stone situated around the campus.
Each house has its own garden, inviting social lounges, games rooms and quiet rooms. Each pupil has houseparents and a pastoral assistant that will take care of them as they arrive and settle into the house, which ensures a smooth transition into life at the School. They will also ensure that their life outside of the classroom is happy and meaningful. Pupils also benefit from a personal tutor and all international pupils enjoy the attentions of the Head of ESOL.
All the houses are single sex and the houses are split into junior (Year 7-9) and senior (Year 10 – 13) homes, apart from the girls day house, Latimer, which includes both senior and junior girls.
Bedrooms in the boarding houses range from six to eight children sharing to single rooms for the older pupils. There is an average of 25 pupils in each house, much smaller than at many schools, which makes them feel like large family homes. Boarders in the Upper Sixth have the opportunity to live in their own independent living accommodation, in readiness for adult life.
Our diverse community welcomes day and boarding pupils from the UK, HM Forces families, as well as international and American children. Although primarily a British school, the broad mix of nationalities is one of the things pupils say they love about Kingham Hill – the opportunities to live and learn with children from different countries and cultures.