Enjoying the wilds of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks

Just 3 miles to stunning surfing beaches

Great events and activities for our boarders

Playing Sport Everyday


National success for Cross Country runners

Located in one of the safest and healthiest place to study in the UK

At Kingsley you make environmental studies rock n’ roll." Sir Tim Smit, Founder of the Eden Project

International competitions for our Judo Team

Weekend fun for our boarders

One Visit is Worth a Thousand Words

Learning Begins from Birth

One Big Family

Welcome to Kingsley

Here at Kingsley School we do everything in our power to discover, nurture and celebrate the talents and achievements of each of our pupils. Each and every one of our pupils is important to us – and I promise this is not just something to which we pay mere lip service. We treat every individual with understanding, dignity and respect. We are a vibrant, friendly, inclusive family school that is founded on Christian principles.

We are very proud of our teaching and learning and the excellent progress that our pupils make; many of our pupils regularly outperform their former schools’ predictions of their academic potential. Our teaching staff are talented and fully committed to helping each pupil achieve the very best that they are capable of and there is a real buzz about learning.

We are situated on a 25-acre site in a beautiful part of North Devon and we are minutes from the stunning coastline and a short journey from the beautiful countryside of Exmoor and Dartmoor. We have a thriving Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which is very popular with our pupils and we have a huge range of extra-curricular activities including surfing, handball, hockey, rugby, football, film-making, gymnastics and judo. Our purpose-designed theatre stages a series of extremely high standard musical and drama productions throughout the year.

If that sounds like the kind of school that you want for your child, please call and arrange a visit. I look forward to meeting you.

Gill Jackson

Thinking of enrolling, or Looking for More Information

Call our Admissions Team – 01237 877010

or Email admissions@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk

Early Years

Kingsley School’s Nursery provides a caring, stable and secure environment, which enables each child to develop self-confidence through play and learning to share.


At Kingsley we are delighted to welcome weekly and full time boarders from the UK and internationally into our safe, fun home from home boarding houses.


The Prep School Team would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your family. We are very proud of the warm, family atmosphere that pervades our lovely school.

The Oxbridge Programme

The Oxbridge Programme is an intensive immersion programme designed to prepare you for life at Oxford or Cambridge University.

Senior School

With a wide range of GCSE subjects taught by dedicated, specialist staff, our exam often exceed pupils’ most optimistic expectations.

School News

Catch up with all the news, announcements and events at Kingsley School

Sixth Form

Alongside their academic studies students are offered a multitude of extra curricular and leadership opportunities and a tutorial programme.

Request a Prospectus

To request a prospectus or to arrange a visit simply contact us here and we’ll get straight back to you.

Kingsley’s students genuinely achieve remarkable results – year after year

Location, Location

Kingsley School is set in genuinely beautiful grounds. And those grounds are set in one of the most beautiful regions in the UK. Rolling green hills, a dramatic coastline with long white-sand beaches, safe for children to bathe, perfect for surfers to ride the waves, and with rugged and unspoiled Exmoor and Dartmoor to explore… no wonder North Devon attracts visitors and holidaymakers throughout the year. No wonder the list of Kingsley’s sporting and other outdoor activities is so wide and challenging. No wonder Kingsley’s parents always notice that their children have such a healthy glow at the end of every term. Latin may have gone out of fashion, but the old adage: “Mens sana in corpore sano”…“A healthy mind in a healthy body” still makes good educational sense. And Kingsley School is the perfect place to prove it.