"Thanks to the leadership of current Head, Mr Michael Bayes and our Senior Leadership Team our school is able to position itself as one of the leading academic schools in Spain, with results year-on-year at GCSE and A Level to support this claim."

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I am delighted to write a short note on the school, its successes and the vision for the future. Founded by my late father, Edward Paul Giles, Kensington School remains true to the ideals he set out when the first intake joined the school in September 1966 - personalised learning through small class sizes, pastoral care that focuses on the needs of the individual student and the pursuit of academic excellence. Almost sixty years later, these key principles remain and are the cornerstone of all that we do.

Thanks to the leadership of current Head, Mr Michael Bayes and our Senior Leadership Team our school is able to position itself as one of the leading academic schools in Spain, with results year-on-year at GCSE and A Level to support this claim. Naturally this would not be possible without the dedication of our committed and experienced teachers who do so much to support student learning. As a small family run school, we are fortunate to have a very low staff turnover and for me personally, it is heartwarming to see teachers at the school who taught me many years ago.

Our current site was purpose built in 1988 and despite the limitations for growth that a city centre school presents, every effort is made to improve our existing facilities. In the past two years, there have been significant improvements to the sports area, the school ‘theatre’ and outside play areas. It is our firm commitment for this drive to continue with other areas of the school already earmarked for future development.

Kensington School has made a rapid and successful transition towards making the best use of technological aids to assist learning and whilst the current Covid-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges, it has also afforded us opportunities in this area that we have been quick to embrace.

One of the pleasures of an international school is that student intake is extremely varied and the many nationalities enrolled at Kensington gives it a truly multicultural feel and encourages values such as respect and tolerance. We are keen to promote our Alumni network and always follow with interest the career developments of our former students; the very nature of our school means that there are Kensingtonians around the globe. It is not uncommon for former students to visit with their families whenever they return to the city and reminisce about their school days.

I trust that if you are an existing parent, your views and opinions of the school are positive and aligned with all that we do - thank you for your continued support. If you are a parent visiting this site for the first time, I hope that it encourages you to come and visit us and see for yourselves what makes our little school so special.

With best wishes,

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Duncan Giles

Executive Head

Duncan Giles was appointed Executive Head in September 2019. Previously he was Principal of Baleares International College, Sa Porrassa, Mallorca. He currently serves as Senior Governor at Oldfield School in Bath.

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“Kensington School - a friendly and inviting community of hard-working pupils and dedicated teachers.”

Lucas S, Form 2