Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and French|
|Native English and French teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and French)|
|Class sizes||Average||9 students / class|
|Maximum||20 students / class|
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|Number of students||
There were 73 students enrolled at Kingsworth last year.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
The average is 9 students per classroom.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Not in every classroom. We do have, however, specific teachers for English as an Additional Language and Methodology classes.
|Native English and French speaking teachers||
Our teachers are native or bi-lingual speakers in their language of instruction.
|Language support for students not fluent in English and French||
We have English as an Additional Language classes for those who may need extra support.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Spanish and German with the view to starting Italian, Chinese and Russian next year.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
We have a fully equiped Information and Communications Technology facilities, as well as smart boards in most classrooms. The school is also equiped with software that enhances learning in subjects such as Mathematics (MyMaths) and Electro-acoustic Music (Cubase).
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Every year group is assigned three homeworks a night and are encouraged to spend a certain amount of time per homework depending on the year group.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
This ranges from twenty minutes per homework for Year 7 to sixty minutes for Year 12.
At Kingsworth we choose not to have a uniform as we believe that this would ostracize pupils from the local community. We do, however, have a dress code that is detailed in our Code of Conduct.
There is no waiting list for next academic year but we only take a maximum of twenty students per year group.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Each application is processed on an individual basis and this may require an entry exam.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
English and Mathematics.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
There is no deadline for registration, however we only take a maximum of twenty students per year group. Scholarship applications are due by the end of April.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
This depends on the application.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
|External examinations or assessments available||
We are accredited by Cambridge and Edexcel. We are awaiting International Baccalaureate accreditation.
|Results in these examinations||
46 % of our students achieved A*-C grades last year.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
Kingsworth International School follows French governmental guidelines on secularism.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
|School bus service available||
No, we currently do not have a school bus service since there is not enough demand.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
We have specific teachers for English as an Additional Language and Methodology classes.
|Learning support offered||
Organisational skills, essay writing, presentation skills, time management.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
Students, parents and teachers can decide to enter students in to a wider range of exams, as well as extra pastoral and curricular tuition. We have a plethora of exciting extra-curricular opportunities.
|Student access to education psychologist||
We do not have an in-house educational psychologist but we have a link with the SPRINT organisation.
|School start time||
School starts at 8:45 am.
|School finish time||
4pm with activities going on until 5pm.
|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes. We also have a supervised homework session.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Model United Nations, philosophy club, yoga, salsa, Lego Mindstorm, video making, theatre, French news, school magazine, and a range of music, sporting and artistic activities.
|School provided lunches||
We have a refectory where students can store packed lunches in fridges and re-heat in microwaves, and can offer a plateau-repas.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes, the company that we work with takes all dietary needs in to account.
|Sports activities included||
All students have three hours of compulsory sport a week with optional extra-curricular sporting activities. Students will learn a minimum of five different sports a year.
|Sports facilities at the school||
We have an agreement with the town hall of Paris and use their prestigious facilities.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
We have a basketball team and are presently organising rugby, netball, athletics and football teams.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
We take pride in nurturing curiosity, creativity, and imagination, whilst fostering a life-long love of learning. Education and learning are not merely commodities which one leaves abandoned in a school locker, only to be dusted off at examination times, or brought out in order to make an impression at a social gathering (or to please the teacher), but should be cherished and valued throughout our lives.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Kingsworth is determined to keep class sizes to no more than 20 students. Our staff is trained to recognise and deliver the curriculum in accordance with the specific needs of individual students. We offer a wide choice of subjects, giving our pupils a freer range of possibilities for the future. Kingsworth is committed to supporting each individual student in order to show them the smoothest and most fitting path to success, allowing them to fulfill their goals and dreams.
We strongly believe that we are unique in offering such an individualised learning environment, where pupils can feel at ease in a respectful community that embraces differences and promotes internationalism.