Why Choose Kingsdown?

See what some of our students, parents, and teachers say about our school:

“Daisy absolutely loves being part of Kingsdown School and we’ve been so pleased that we made the choice to send her to you.”Year 8 Parent

“I feel compelled to write you after our visit to your school.  My son visited your school and came away from Kingsdown with feelings of hope, happiness, ambition and, more importantly, the feeling that your school will push and give him the confidence and knowledge that he needs.”Year 6 parent who attended our Open Evening – September 2021

“My wife and I looked carefully at the Ofsted Reports and DfE performance data for the schools in Swindon.  We were extremely impressed with the results for Kingsdown and especially from 2019. We feel very lucky to have one of the top schools in Swindon on our doorstep. Our daughter is so pleased to be joining Kingsdown.”Prospective parent

“Thank you for bringing our community spirit back to life and for our children to have a safe, encouraging and aspirational place of education - and all on our doorstep.”Year 6 parent

“Kingsdown is my second family.  I feel safe, happy and challenged.  I have lots of fun too.”Kaicy – Year 9 student

“My teachers support me in what I love doing and help me achieve goals that I didn’t think possible.”Cameron – Year 9 student

“I visited last year and again the difference was palpable.  Kingsdown again feels like a different school.”Mr Beadnell - Headteacher, Ruskin

“Working at Kingsdown is fast-paced and exciting. It has inspired me to challenge myself in a professional capacity. It is hugely rewarding.”Mrs. R Lees - Assistant Headteacher

We are proud to offer you and your child

  • A happy and safe school where every child is championed
  • Experienced and skilled school leaders with ambition, energy and passion
  • Challenging and engaging lessons delivered by specialist and expert teachers
  • A world-class, knowledge-rich curriculum designed to meet the needs of all learners
  • A team of staff who focus on accelerating and tracking the progress and performance of all students
  • A digital strategy for learning is embedded across every aspect of the school.  This includes a laptop for every child, an embedded google classroom strategy, and 75” interactive Clevertouch panels in every classroom
  • State of the art facilities which include a fitness gym, outdoor sports area, and a newly refurbished DT department
  • High expectations for learning especially regarding attitudes to learning and attendance
  • Quality and regular communication between home and school
  • Excellent partnership links with our Primary schools to ensure a smooth transition
  • Ongoing investment in the Professional Development for all our staff
  • A ‘Multi Acadamy Trust’ – the RLT (River Learning Trust), that supports and challenges the school to improve further


Year 4, 5 & 6 tours are available for prospective parents, please contact head@kingsdownschool.co.uk for details on dates and booking.  We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Kingsdown.

Open Evening

The open evening will be 28th September - 2023.
2024/25 - to be updated 

For more details on admissions process, & application deadlines, please see our Admissions page.

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