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Community

The connections you’ll forge

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.

Former pupil

“I can’t tell you how much Kingham Hill has taught and given me. Without the people, the family, the care and love, I could not have become who I am today.”

Jenna

I love Kingham Hill, it has helped me discover my strengths in art, acting and athletics and I have made friends that feel like family.”

Charlie

“Kingham Hill has been a major improvement to my life. It’s a very encouraging environment and very positive, I couldn’t think of a better place to be right now.”

Jess

“What is great about Kingham Hill School is that you know everyone around you and everyone gets along.”

Ben

“I think Kingham Hill is a great community because it's so friendly - it's easy to settle in once you are here.”

Location

The place you'll call home

Kingham Hill is beautifully situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, between Oxford, Cheltenham and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

We are surrounded by delightful, rolling countryside and lie just a short walk from Kingham, ‘England’s favourite village’. Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold - traditional Cotswold market towns - are four and five miles away.

The person you'll become

ALUMNI

Kingham Hillians is our alumni organisation, a vibrant community spread throughout the world. Anyone who was a pupil of Kingham Hill School or who taught or worked on the Hill automatically becomes a Hillian when they leave the School.

Earlier this month Kingham Hill School was very pleased to welcome seven junior school choirs to the School Chapel for its eighth annual choir competition.

At the end of April a group of 21 junior pupils travelled to Leicester to take part in a training masterclass, Q&A session with a current rugby union top flight player and watch a vital match between the Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons at Welford Road.

As part of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival the School were proud to welcome best selling young adult fiction author, Catherine Johnson, who led a talk for our Year 9 pupils.

On Friday 23 March 2018, a group of 12 cadets and accompanying staff from Kingham Hill School Combined Cadet Force departed for five days of Adventurous Training in Snowdonia, North Wales. The aim of the camp was to practice cadets in their training to date and to complete a variety of adventurous activities to enhance individuals' confidence in their own abilities, to aid personal development and to improve unit cohesion.

Kingham Hill pupils finished a term of brilliant fundraising for Eden Farm with a day full activities, bringing the donation total up to over £2,600.

This week, pupils took to the stage during their outstanding performance of Oliver! Based upon the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens and featuring musical numbers such as "Food, Glorious Food", "Consider Yourself" and "I'd Do Anything" - the talented cast, band and crew members created a wonderful experience for the audience during the sell out shows.

Government and Politics pupils had an early start on Monday morning when Mr Ferrero's Sixth Form class travelled to London where they met local MP, Mr Robert Courts (Witney and West Oxfordshire) during a visit to Parliament.

Despite the snow last week, on Sunday, pupils were able to venture off-site for their visit to Southampton Football Club where they met with Hillian, David Thomas (1976-1981 – Clyde and Bradford) who is now the Commercial Director for the Club

This week, Kingham Hill School hosted an exciting and inspiring Science Day for a group of 54 local primary school children. They had an incredible time in our Veritas laboratories, spending time with our staff and Sixth Form volunteers and having fun with science.

We were honoured to welcome alumni Jon "Monty" Montgomerie back to the Hill in early February when he spent the day inspiring our pupils with talks about his experiences and career.

On Tuesday 27th February Kingham Hill School is very pleased to be welcoming The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) for its ACE workshop.

This summer a group of eight Sixth Form pupils will be travelling to the Eden Farm children's village in Chingola, a project run by charity Life Support that supports orphaned children in Zambia.

Congratulations to James, Year 13, who has been successful in his application to become an intern with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and will be starting in the prestigious post this summer.

Our Year 11 pupils have received their GCSE examination paper and have started to research their ideas. To help them get started, the Art Department spent a day visiting some of the London Galleries to find some inspiration.

Today our Head Boy, Tom, delivered an incredible lecture to the School in our morning Chapel assembly. This was part of his EPQ and he demonstrated an enormous amount of hard work which was very impressive.

Yesterday Kingham Hill School's Year 10 and 12 pupils were joined in the School's art studio by renowned portrait artist, Anthony Connolly where they took part in an oil painting workshop.

Our Sixth Form pupils have had a fantastic time with our guest speakers, Nim Anderson and Chris Jordan, who delivered an amazing seminar presentation about technology.

We were excited to welcome new additions to the school this week. Three of our goats that are looked after by our farm club successfully delivered three sets of twins and one of the goats who is a first time mother also gave birth to a lovely little kid.

With season 2 of The Crown, Netflix’s Golden Globe winning drama released today, Kingham Hill School pupils have been getting excited to see themselves in one of the biggest television shows as they make their onscreen debuts.

Kingham Hill School GCSE and A level scientists put on a superb performance in the recent Oxford Regional Heat of the UK Space
Design Competition to emerge as winners.

We are starting of a week of remembrance here at Kingham Hill by highlighting some of the brave Kingham Hill Alumni who fell in World War I. Today, we feature George Brooks.

We are starting of a week of remembrance here at Kingham Hill by highlighting some of the brave Kingham Hill Alumni who fell in World War I. Today, we feature Charles Turner.

We are starting of a week of remembrance here at Kingham Hill by highlighting some of the brave Kingham Hill Alumni who fell in World War I. Today, we feature Sidney Collier.

We are starting of a week of remembrance here at Kingham Hill by highlighting some of the brave Kingham Hill Alumni who fell in World War I. Today, we feature Charles Moull.

We are starting of a week of remembrance here at Kingham Hill by highlighting some of the brave Kingham Hill Alumni who fell in World War I. Today, we feature Charles Wheatley.

It was a day of success at Kingham Hill School as Year 13 pupils celebrated receiving their A level results. The School’s Sixth Formers arrived this morning both excited and nervous to learn the outcome of their examinations. They were not disappointed as they achieved incredible results - the best the school has seen to date.

To officially draw the 2016/17 school year to a close we held our annual Speech Day celebrations on Saturday 1st July. The school grounds, pupils and guests were bathed in glorious sunshine, adding to the joyful atmosphere. 

Pupils at the Hill have been celebrating a very successful term of fundraising after collecting over £6,000 for TeamHelps, a charity that works to improve education, medical care and living conditions for families in Guatemala.

Celebrated children’s author, Tanya Landman wowed our Year 8 pupils as she visited ahead of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. Joining our pupils in the school library Tanya began her talk with recounting some hilarious tales from her childhood and school, notably describing her ambitions to be an astronaut, ballerina and monkey.

Just before the end of the Lent Term, all our pupils studying either French or Government and Politics took part in mock elections for the President of the French Republic.

Highlights

The memories you'll make

We want all our pupils to seize the opportunities and new experiences available here, so they make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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