Welcome from the Headmaster
I am very proud, as the Headmaster of Kimbolton, to welcome you to our very special school. We were founded in 1600 as a grammar school for Huntingdonshire and, since becoming fully independent in 1977, have continued to keep local families at the heart of all we do. Our website gives you an impression of what a Kimbolton education can offer, but it cannot replace a visit. Wherever you’re from, you’ll be welcomed as an old friend by our immensely warm community of pupils and staff.
Whether you are a pupil at the Prep, at one end of the village and our parkland, or the Senior School, at the other, your experience at Kimbolton will be characterised by the same educational ethos: we value character just as much as academic achievement, and we value kindness most of all. To join our school at any stage is to enter a friendly and inclusive environment that provides the space and support for children to grow into themselves. Our site is beautiful and safe, with room enough for all our 1100 pupils to roam, and we are lucky to call Kimbolton Castle and its stunning grounds home.
Kimboltonians are well rounded and have their feet on the ground. They understand the value of hard work, service, and taking failure in their stride: vital as a modern adult. Yet they don’t take themselves too seriously and they play just as hard as they work - on the sports pitches, on the stage, or just climbing a tree at break time!
Our academic results are excellent. Our broad curriculum is guided by a desire to see young adults emerge with many strings to their bows and a clear sense of the difference they want to make in the world. Expert staff, who know the pupils as individuals and place their wellbeing first, nurture and challenge them to find their passions and do their personal best.
Kimbolton is, first and foremost, a happy place where every child is valued. Please do come and feel that for yourself.