Welcome from the Headmaster
Welcome to the Kimbolton School website which provides a brief taster of life at Kimbolton.
We are an HMC co-educational day and boarding school of some 950 pupils aged 4 to 18. The Preparatory School caters for the 4 to 11 year olds at one end of the village, whilst a brisk walk through our parkland brings you out into the Castle grounds which house the Senior School. We are fortunate to have such an attractive campus, centred on Kimbolton Castle, which we purchased from the Dukes of Manchester in the middle of the last century.
While academia underpins all that we do, above all else, it is our warm, inclusive, family atmosphere which sets us apart. And that is not just us saying so, it is supported by favourable inspection comments too, including our most recent ISI Inspection report which praised almost every aspect of school life. Our staff are enthusiastic and dedicated. Our pupils are motivated to achieve their very best in all aspects of school life. We strongly believe that developing our pupils into well-rounded individuals is key, to which end we provide a wealth of opportunities in sport, music, drama and a wide variety of other pursuits across the whole age range.
Kimbolton School has a rich history, stretching back over 400 years. Many pupils can trace their family line through generations of Old Kimboltonians, but we are also alive to the present and our 21st Century school embraces pupils from far and wide. Many of our current pupils have been with us throughout their learning, developing and moving through the school with their friends.
In the last decade we have seen many improvements to our facilities, the latest of which is a new Science and Maths Centre at the Senior School that opened in September 2015. This was the final of many exciting new developments that we published in our last five-year School Development Plan. Our latest Plan, which covers 2015-2019, is below.
There are so many opportunities available to the Kimbolton pupil, do come and see for yourself. I would be delighted to meet you and I can assure you of a warm welcome.