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 Welcome to Kingsdown Secondary School

 “A New Journey through Learning”

Welcome to Kingsdown School. We are a very small specialist setting for boys with severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Typically boys are referred to us by their Local Authority after multiple school placement breakdowns (including exclusion from maintained SEBD Special Schools). Boys attend Kingsdown from all over South London and Surrey.

We are a very nurturing environment and place positive relationships with pupils, their parents/carers and with other agencies at the heart of all we do. We know our boys have multiple needs and we need to address these if they are to be able to access learning. At any one time up to half our boys may be Looked After and living with foster carers or in a residential home in the area.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which focuses on the core subjects of English, maths, science and ICT in addition to our vocational subjects of food technology, art and construction. Boys are taught in groups of no more than 4 which allows us to ensure everything is personalised and tailored to their individual needs. We are proud of the many successes academic and social which our boys achieve.

We aim to equip our boys with an understanding of the rich cultural diversity which makes up modern Britain and aim to equip them with the skills which they will need to play a full part in modern Britain. We make explicit the fundamental British values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs). We welcome boys of all faiths and of none. We do not have any particular religious character but have a broadly Christian ethos and close links with a local Church.

We hope this website answers any questions you may have. If you would like to speak to the Head or Principal in person please do not hesitate to call us.

Kevin Henry OBE


Address:  112 Orchard Road      Sanderstead                  Croydon                         Surrey                            CR2 9LQ   Tel:  020 8657 1200      Fax: 020 3252 2088   Email:

Care Provision

Kingsdown School is the educational arm of MRCS Limited. For details of our residential care provision, please follow the link

For details of our Independent Fostering Agency, please follow the link




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