Kingshott School

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Motto Where innovation goes hand in hand with tradition
Type Independent preparatory school
Religion Church of England[1]
Headmaster Iain Gilmour [2]
Location St. Ippolyts
England England
Coordinates: 51°56′20″N 0°15′28″W / 51.939°N 0.25769°W / 51.939; -0.25769
Local authority Hertfordshire
Students c. 385
Gender co-educational
Ages 3–13
Houses Pitt (Green), Scott (Yellow), Nelson (Blue), Drake (Red)
Colours Blue and Yellow
Website Kingshott School Website

Kingshott School is an Independent preparatory school in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England. The current headmaster is Mr Iain Gilmour, and the school currently has 385 pupils aged three to thirteen. In each of the middle and senior parts of the school there are two classes each consisting of between 15 and 22 pupils. Kingshott School Trust Ltd is a registered company with a charitable status. The school is set on an 18 acre site which contains a small swimming pool and astro turf pitch containing tennis courts. The major sports are football, rugby and cricket.


The current fees range from £1590 to £3450 per term, dependent on age.[3]


In year three each pupil is placed into one of four houses. Pupils compete in many different inter-house competitions such as sports, debates and chess.


Named after Robert Falcon Scott, the polar explorer.


Named after Sir Francis Drake, the British Vice Admiral.


Named after Horatio Nelson the British admiral.


Named after William Pitt, the British prime minister.

Lessons Taught[edit]

There is a broad curriculum taught at Kingshott [4] including Latin, Maths, Science, French, English, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, History, Geography and Food Technology are taught in the classroom. Games and PE are also taught by staff. Other subjects taught include Greek and Spanish to some age groups.

After Kingshott[edit]

Year 8 leavers go to many different schools around the country. Pupils have gone on to:

Former Alumni[edit]