As a father of three girls my household has always been about, to coin a phrase, girl power; no stereotyping and no gender pocket money pay gaps. By girl power I mean giving girls the confidence to take on the challenges that life will throw at them.
This vision — creating deep seated and lasting confidence in girls and young women — has powered Knighton House School for the last 68 years; providing a ‘home away from home’ where girls can flourish in an atmosphere of security, encouragement, space and freedom.
Without the pressure, social distraction and anxiety that a mixed environment can sometimes bring, girls develop at their own pace. There are no expectations that pupils should fulfil traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they pursue.
At Knighton, a girl occupies every role: not only taking the leads in a play but also being Directors, Producers, lighting and sound designers. At Knighton, girls lead — whether it is the student council or the hockey team. Pupils are surrounded by positive role models, on the staff, in the parent body and alumni.
At a recent Alumni gathering, it was a thrill for me to talk to former pupils, now dynamic young women, successfully pursuing a broad spectrum of careers in medicine, the law, technology, architecture and theatre production, among many others: using the confidence Knighton gave them.
Please do come and visit us to see for yourself, where you will be assured of a very warm welcome. Robin Gainher – Headmaster
What makes Knighton is summed up brilliantly by our parents:
“It’s a place where my daughter can enjoy her childhood without sacrificing a 1st class education and where she can get a 1st class education without sacrificing her childhood”.
“Simply I think Knighton quietly does things well, very well. Don’t underestimate it”
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Knighton gives our girls the ability to decide what is the best thing to do in particular situation, and to do it with energy and determination.
Riding is huge. Knighton is one of Horse and Hound’s ‘six dream schools for horsey children’ and ponies have been at the centre of school life forever.
We were deeply touched by the warmth we felt with every single member of the school community that we met. Overwhelmed with the show of love and friendship demonstrated to our entire family.