We have 11 schools providing free education to children between the ages of 11 and 16 within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and 11 in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Secondary education is provided by secondary schools (children aged 11 to 16) only.
A variety of schools provide free education for those aged 11 to 16. These are divided into community schools, academies, foundation schools and voluntary aided schools. The type of school determines who is responsible for deciding the admission arrangements.
You can find and compare schools on GOV.UK. If you would like to view the report of an Ofsted school inspection, these are available to view online on the individual school’s website and on the Ofsted website.
Community schools are owned and maintained by the council, which sets the admissions policy, including the criteria used for allocating places at schools that receive more applications than they have places.
Voluntary aided (church) schools
Voluntary aided (church) schools are maintained by the council which pays the teachers’ salaries and the day-to-day running costs of the schools. Generally the buildings are owned by a church. Schools are either Roman Catholic (RC) or Church of England (CofE). The governing body of the school sets the admission policy and criteria.
An academy is a school that is run by an academy trust and its governors independently of the local authority, and is funded entirely by central government. The governing body is responsible for setting the admissions policy.
A free school is an all-ability school which is run by the governing body independently of the local authority, and is funded directly by central government. They are set up to meet the needs of the local community. The governors are responsible for setting the admissions policy.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
In the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, there are 11 secondary schools that are state funded. These are as follows:
- Chessington School
- Coombe Boys’ School
- Coombe Girls’ School
- The Hollyfield School and Sixth Form Centre
- The Holy Cross School
- The Kingston Academy
- Richard Challoner School
- Southborough High School
- Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form
- The Tiffin Girls’ School
- Tiffin School
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
In the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames there are 11 secondary schools that are state funded. These are as follows:
- Christ’s School
- Grey Court School
- Hampton High
- Orleans Park
- Richmond Park Academy
- The Richmond upon Thames School
- St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School
- Teddington School
- Turing House School
- Twickenham School
- Waldegrave School