Kings London
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
14 - 19
GCSE and A level College

How Does The School Perform?

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
A level average point score
Average A level result
Day Fees Per Term
Pupils with SEN support
25 Beckenham Road
Bromley, Greater London
020 86505891

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School Description

Kings London provides a contemporary alternative for ambitious students who are looking for a mature yet supportive learning environment. We provide a community in which students can express their own identity and explore their interests and we support them in becoming independent learners and responsible young adults. Teachers and students work together in partnership, on a first name basis without uniforms and assemblies, exploring the subject areas to gain an in-depth understanding of the course content, and to develop and apply transferable skills. Examination structure and techniques are assessed in detail, and personal strategies developed to maximise the results achieved. Learning is contextualised to facilitate understanding and provide inspiration for students in their choices for further studies and potential careers. This is augmented by a range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to add to our students' experience and university applications. Our team of personal tutors, welfare support team and UCAS advisors monitor every aspect of our students' personal and academic development. Students are guided through their exploration of the opportunities available to them at university; identifying the most relevant options for their individual interests, learning styles and ambitions, and ensuring they are fully prepared for the application process. This includes guidance and coaching for any additional assessment or interview requirements. We provide a range of GCSE and A-level programmes to enable ambitious students to achieve their full potential and aspirations.

Kings London Parent Reviews

Average Parent Rating

“Many Thanks”

"We remember Parmida had an interview with a medical school, but she didn't know how to prepare. Susan found out about this and bought a book about medical school interviews. We also are very thankful for what Rizwana and Gareth did for her in order to allow her to take A-level exams. Parmida learned a lot about academic writing and presentation from Tim. We remember how Nick, Rizwana, Najla and Gareth helped her with both ALF and A-level exams. Also, we are grateful to Gaston, he helped us with the payment issues. We are very thankful to Alex, he helped Parmida a lot in the application process and answered each question carefully. Parmida also told us she was supported with her visa issue by Danny. We are grateful for all her teachers; Parmida had a very great time in a very academic college which led to her progression.”
“Friendly & Nurturing Environment”

Kings London has helped my son improve his attitude to learning in such an important way. We chose Kings London for him because they offered small classes and an opportunity for him to study the three subjects of his choice at A level. The best thing about the school is the friendly nurturing environment, consistent teaching staff, regular progress tests and the convenient location. I would recommend Kings London to other parents because it is a realistic alternative to larger private schools which may not bring out the best in certain teenagers. The smaller international element allows the students to meet a variety of people from all over the world. Mrs B
“Helped My Daughter Believe in Herself Again.”

I remember very clearly the day in August when Megan and I first visited the college. Following the huge disappointment of results day, Megan was at an incredibly low point and feeling extremely let down by the system, with her self confidence shattered. The fact that Kings believed in her and were willing to give her the opportunity to retake her A-levels meant so much to her and really helped her to start believing in herself again. We are all convinced that, with hindsight, being made to retake her A Levels and spending the year at Kings may well prove to be the best thing that happened to her. Despite further lockdown restrictions and the impact this has had on teaching and exams, Megan has felt thoroughly supported and cared for by the Kings staff and has really enjoyed her time there, whilst making strong academic progress. She was overjoyed to get her results and take up her place at the University of Warwick to study EPP. She is extremely excited to be going to Warwick, a university that she had not even considered applying for previously as she knew it was so difficult to even get offered a place. Mrs Bezuidenhoudt
“Small classes sizes”

We chose Kings London for Josh to retake GCSEs because of the small class sizes. These have not only helped his confidence immensely but ensured that he was given the highest level of tuition possible.
“Kings has brought out the absolute best in my teenage son”

Kings London has helped my son improve his attitude to learning in such an important way. We chose Kings London for Joshua because they offered small classes and an opportunity for him to study the three subjects of his choice at A level The best thing about the school is the friendly nurturing environment, consistent teaching staff, regular progress tests and the convenient location. I would recommend Kings London to other parents because it is a realistic alternative to larger private schools which may not bring out the best in certain teenagers. The smaller international element allows the students to meet a variety of people from all over the world.
“Results - without all the pressure of so many schools”

As a parent with 3 children who have gone through five different schools in South London between them, I can honestly say I've been more impressed with Kings London than any of the more traditional "top" schools. It's got a really modern feel and the tutors made my son feel respected and grown up. Thumbs up on academics and the refreshing approach to building up your interests and social life to get ready for uni. They get the job done but it feels less pressured because the class sizes are small and there are less school-type rules. My son was expected to work hard, but they helped him WANT to work hard too.
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News, Photos and Open Days from Kings London

Last update: 27 June 2023


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1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale


2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists


3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)


4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award


5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research


6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.


7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe


Why Kings is the perfect bridge to university >>


Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers



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• Excellent facilities for painting, illustration, photography, fashion graphic design, and fine art

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• An Approved Centre to deliver the UAL Level 3 and 4 Diplomas in Art and Design.
• Art and Design Foundation
• Fast-track Art and Design pathway
• A-level Art and Design


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All students benefit from a structured and personally tailored University Application Programme. They are supported throughout the whole process by our team of experienced expert academics and counsellors.

Students’ choice of university may be influenced by a range of factors and are encouraged to explore their opportunities in detail. They are assisted to identify the most appropriate degrees and specialist institutions to meet their individual ambitions in their chosen subject and professional areas.

University Offers continue to be confirmed and it is interesting to see the A to Z range of subjects, prestigious universities and leaders in their fields for which our student have already received Offers. These include:


Accounting and Finance; Architecture; Automotive Engineering; Business and Management; Computer Science; Drama, Applied Theatre and Education;  Drama and English; Economics; Education; English Literature and Drama; Fashion Accessory and Textiles Futures; Fashion Design; Fashion Textiles; Fashion Marketing and Management; Illustration Animation; Illustration and Visual Communication; International Business and Management; International Tourism and Hospitality Management; Marketing and Management; Mechanical Engineering; Motorsport Engineering; Neuroscience; Neuroscience with Cognitive Science; Pharmacy (Master of; 4 Years); Photography; Politics and International Relations; Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science;  Zoology (with a year abroad) and many more!


Leading and Specialist Universities:

Bath; Birmingham; Brighton; Bristol; Brunel; Coventry; Durham; East Anglia (UEA); Exeter; Istituto Marangoni; Kent; Kings College London (KCL); Kingston; Lancaster; Leeds; Loughborough; Manchester; Newcastle; Queens’s Belfast; Queen Mary; Ravensbourne; Richmond, The American University in London; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London); Royal Holloway; Sheffield; Southampton; Surrey; Sussex; University for the Creative Arts (UCA); University College London (UCL) and more.

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Meet the Head: Danny Carroll

Danny Carroll was appointed Principal of Kings London in January 2023. Danny has a wealth of experience in international education, having worked across the world as a teacher, trainer and consultant.  He has been part of the Kings London team for over 10 years, during which time he has led both English Language and Academic departments.  Danny is passionate about helping all students to develop academically and personally, and to become increasingly more intellectually curious about the world.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

Throughout my early education, I was very lucky to have a number of truly inspirational teachers.  They helped me to understand the importance of asking questioning and critical thinking.  This led me to really appreciate the satisfaction which comes from doing things which are intellectually challenging and the sense of adventure which comes from learning.  Above all else though, my parents, who were both teachers, showed me that helping others on their journeys of discovery can be equally rewarding.


What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

In each of the educational leadership positions I have held, I have been most proud of the teams I have developed around me.  I have been extremely fortunate, especially at Kings London, to work with highly committed, expert educators.  To provide them with the tools they need to excel is very, very satisfying.

What does a successful school look like to you?

For me, a successful school is defined by a spirit of mutual respect, inquisitiveness and curiosity, high standards and expectations, tolerance, collaboration and a sense of fun.  In other words, for me, a successful school looks like a successful student.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Curiosity.  When the motivation to study, learn, question and grow comes from within, there are no boundaries to what you can achieve.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

  • Student-centred
  • Trusted
  • Outcomes
  • Communities
  • Curiosity

Kings London Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.