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    What Others Say...


    "Pupils grow into mature, multi-faceted and empathic young adults with a strong awareness of their social responsibilities."

    As an independent school, our school inspections are carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The ISI is a body approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 162A of the Education Act 2002.  As such, it reports to the Department of Education on the extent to which schools meet statutory requirements.  The ISI is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Associations of the Independent Schools Council (ISC). 

    Read our most recent ISI reports: ISI Report - June 2022 and ISI Report - Nov 2017  

    Best-Schools logoKimbolton is one of The Sunday Times' Top 10 Independent Secondary Schools in East Anglia 2022 and one of The Telegraph's Top 10 Value for Money Boarding Schools in the UK 2022. Our school has also been placed in the Top 100 Independent Co-educational Boarding Schools in the UK  by 

    Further reviews, along with The Independent Schools Inspectorate report and Cambridgeshire County Council safeguarding review, can be accessed below.


    "Pupils can spend their whole education at Kimbolton enjoying the benefits of a happy environment, small class sizes and excellent pastoral care. Not flashy but classy. Those parents in the know appreciate that a Kimbolton education is money well spent."

    We are delighted to have been reviewed by the Good Schools Guide (GSG). Read our review here.

    "A highly-regarded co-ed prep school on the Cambridgeshire border in a beautiful rural setting, known for its amazing facilities, extra-curricular activities and family-orientated atmosphere."

    "You'll find 120 acres of glorious grounds and a stunning castle setting at this high-achieving co-ed senior school for day pupils and boarders age 11 - 18, with a strong all-rounder reputation and great results."

    The Telegraph names Kimbolton as one of the "Top 10 Best Value Boarding Schools in the UK 2022"


     "There was a consistent approach to safeguarding across the school. The students were very positive about their personal safety and about the school and its staff looking after them."

    In addition to ISI inspection, our Safeguarding Review is conducted by Cambridgeshire County Council (Local Safeguarding Children's Board).