KDS Parent Portal

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Kingsdown School. The past 4 years has seen Kingsdown transformed. As Headteacher I am immensely proud of all the teams that have made this possible - our teaching staff, our support staff, our Governors, the RLT – the River Learning Trust, our parents and, most notably, our brilliant students.

Our current achievements include Kingsdown:

  • being listed in the nation’s top 2% of most improved schools for Progress 8 [a value added measure] - August 2019

  • securing the Ofsted judgement of Good in every category – January 2020

  • being shortlisted [8 out of 2350 schools] in the nation’s “Best Secondary School of the Year award” – TES - July 2021

And we have so many more ambitious and creative plans for the future.

What can Kingsdown offer your child:

Kingsdown is a mixed 11–16 Secondary School located in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon. We offer a vibrant learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Our Vision - “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition” - is matched by a clear Mission Statement that “we champion each and every student”.


Our school culture is underpinned by the Kingsdown BEATs in which each and every student is encouraged and supported to live up to our 6 BEATs with their requirements of Pride & Ambition, Stretch and Challenge and Respect & Responsibility and in all they do.

The powerhouse behind our collective vision for Kingsdown lies in our school leaders, teachers and professional support staff. They are truly world class. Our teachers combine a high level of academic expertise with excellent teaching skills and a deep concern for the wellbeing of each and every student.


I hope you are inspired by our website and want to learn more about Kingsdown. I would love the opportunity to take you on a tour of our school and see at first-hand all the excellence that we have to offer your child and their future. Opportunities both in and outside the classroom and, especially, throughout our Enrichment and Extra-Curricular programmes, stack up with the best.


If you would like arrange a visit, please get in touch with my PA – Mrs Ellis at head@kingsdownschool.co.uk


I very much look forward to welcoming you and your family to Kingsdown.


Emma Leigh-Bennett


Headteacher