Reception and Junior tours are on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, while Senior Tours are on Thursday mornings by appointment only.
Tours take approximately an hour and you will be taken around the school and then to meet our Principal/Founder, Magoo Giles and our Head, Shona Colaço. Our Registrar, Mary, will be available at the end for any further questions.
For more information about our admissions process, please click here.
If you are enquiring from overseas, please complete this form.
Knightsbridge School (KS) is a co-educational day school set in the heart of Central London. We believe that achievement and success are best accomplished when pupils learn in an ecosystem of happiness.
We are incredibly proud of our school and the happy, vibrant and purposeful community that has been built here over the last fifteen years. When you walk through the blue doors you will be warmly welcomed into a friendly school where there is a palpable buzz; children chatting happily with one another and their teachers as they move between lessons, matches or clubs or heading off for a delicious lunch in the dining room. Exceptional pastoral care ensures that our children feel loved, and well supported by consistent messages based around the KS Code – both at school and at home.
We have six main aims at KS – they are Atmosphere, Attitude, Autonomy, Achievement, All-Rounder and Action. Teamwork is the key to achieving these A’s at school. A broad and engaging curriculum combined with an outstanding range of over 70 extra-curricular opportunities mean that children have the opportunity to be creative, curious, and, by having a go, to find their talents and develop the skills for success. KS also stands for ‘Keep it Simple’ and ‘Keep striving.’ We want our students to find their ‘thing’ as we support them on their journey.
An academically rigorous approach to learning enables our pupils to excel across the curriculum, our senior pupils join us from our own junior section where they have a thirst and love for learning, inspired by curiosity in the classroom and a fantastic range of co-curricular activities led by our engaging staff.
Although we are a central London School, we take seriously the need for a ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.’ Our pupils have three sports sessions per week including team sport. We use local facilities at Burton Court, Battersea Park, Holland Park and Imperial College. There are weekly fixtures against other schools both within the local area and surrounding counties in Football, Rugby, Netball, and Cross Country as well as opportunities to try individual sports such as Tennis, Badminton, swimming and fitness training.
It is true to say that if you want to pursue an interest at KS, you really can. A strong can-do spirit runs like a golden thread throughout the school from pupils, to staff and to the wonderful parents who support us every step of the way.
Meet the Head
Shona Colaço has been working in education for over 20 years. She began her career teaching English as a Foreign Language, both in this country and abroad. After a period working in Environmental Management, she trained at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College) and returned to teaching Science to GCSE and Biology at ‘A’ Level, initially in large, maintained secondary schools before moving to the independent sector where she was lucky enough to set up a Science department from scratch. Shona has been a Head of Science, Director of Studies and Deputy Head before accepting the Headship of KS, which is described by her as a: ‘unique, warm and caring school where happy staff and happy children achieve amazing things.’ She has an MA with distinction in Educational Leadership and is trained as an ISI School Inspector.
Interesting facts about KS
- We are pioneers as the first private day school to have Place2Be as our in-house counselling service for KS children, staff, and parents.
- The Knightsbridge School Education Foundation (KSEF), provides 100% bursaries to two children annually, supporting them from their time of entry at Year 7. So far we have nominated 21 children from our local community.
- Our Parents’ Association is heavily involved in our charitable work, raising incredible amounts at the Knightsbridge School Paren’s Association (KSPA) Gala. This funding allows us to add the ‘extra’ to our extraordinary provision and much-needed resources for two underfunded schools we are close to, Marlborough Primary and Ashburnham Primary, i.e Place2Be services and sharing outdoor spaces for sports activities.
- Our pupils have voted to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and this helps them to truly understand more about the charity they are raising money for and allows the school to support a worthy cause. In addition, Knightsbridge School also has three main charities which it supports every year: The Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Knightsbridge School Educational Foundation (KSEF), and Place2Be. Representatives and pensioners from The Royal Hospital attend our Remembrance Service and fundraisers, and we ask all parents to join it as friends as there are lots of activities and events.
Entry to Knightsbridge School is by informal interview of parents and children at the appropriate level. Prospective pupils for Year 1 and above are expected to spend a day of assessment at the school in their relevant year group, and a report from the Head of the applicant’s current school is required.
Before your child comes for an interview, you should have visited the school by joining a school tour. If you are overseas, an initial online meeting to meet the Head and Principal can be organised by contacting our Registrar.
Bursaries & Scholarships
Knightsbridge School offer 100% means tested bursaries to four applicants a year at entry into Year 7 which includes uniforms and trips.Over 15% of the Senior school are bursary students.
Please click here for more information or contact our registrar at email@example.com
Scholarships are awarded to students who have excelled in a particular area or subject. There is no monetary value attached to Scholarships.
Scholars are supported to pursue their area(s) of excellence and have access to an enhancement programme.
Upper Seniors 9 to 11 £8,353
Upper Seniors 7 to 8 £7,987
Senior – 4 to 6 £7,912
Prep 1-3 , Reception & Nursery £7,452
*Fees exclude school lunches, insurance, residentials, clubs, Music, Drama exams, and additional support which will be charged as extras, however, school trips are included.
Co-educational day school
Number of students: 424 students 50/50 girls and boys
Pupil to teacher ratio: 424:66 (includes Teaching assistants and Learning support)
Religion – Non-denominational
ISI result: Excellent
Exam results and our senior school destinations can be found here
We have over 70 extra-curricular clubs including Debating Club and Acro / Gymnastics Club starting this Term. Other clubs include Parkour, Yoga, Lacrosse, Greek club, Cooking, Fencing, Glee, Choir, Music Technology, Line dancing, Enhanced Sports Performance Program, Art enrichment, plus lots more.
Sports lessons and fixtures
The following sports are included in lessons, fixtures, ISA tournaments, extra-curricular clubs and some school trips.
Football, Rugby, Netball, Tennis, Cricket, Hockey, Badminton, Gymnastics, Swimming, Lacrosse, Health, Fitness, and Well-being, Hand-ball, Basketball, Horse Riding, Fencing, Dance, Table tennis, Athletics, Cross Country, Skiing