Welcome to Knighton House School, a welcome which takes place in our 70th anniversary year – 70 years of successfully educating children.
We like to do things differently at Knighton House, and I am proud to say we are comfortable to stand out from the crowd. Our pupils are not hindered by SATS or Common Entrance – we do not sit these national tests – instead we have a unique, bespoke curriculum, what we call affectionately the ‘KED’ curriculum: the K of Knowledge, the E of Enlightenment and the D of Discovery; a curriculum which prepares our pupils for learning at all stages of their lives.
The curriculum is founded on the principle that how you learn is as important as what you learn, and so at every stage of our pupils’ journey through the school, we build important learning dispositions: optimism, curiosity, independence and self-awareness are some of the many concepts our pupils learn and will take with them into secondary education; not surprisingly, 100% of our pupils achieve their chosen place at senior school.
This year, we have taken the bold step of welcoming boys into the prep school, joining those in The Orchard Pre-Prep, to make us fully co-educational. Many single-sex boys’ schools have admitted girls, fewer girls’ schools have admitted boys; I believe all pupils will benefit from this exciting move. In line with our ethos, it prepares them to value diversity, both in the workplace and in their lives beyond.
Children are happy here. They understand their learning journey, how they can grow their independence and follow their passions. We celebrate all their successes: academic, sporting, riding or creative arts, and we encourage, support and take pleasure in each other’s achievements.
I would be very pleased to share with you the Knighton House experience, of which I am very proud; national and global challenges surrounding Coronavirus aside, please do sign up for a remote tour.
Helen Dominey – Acting Head
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.’
‘Knighton provides an excellent variety of sport, creative arts, PEP’s and music, plenty to choose from; something for everyone’