Kings London is located in the leafy, suburban, London Borough of Bromley in South East London. The college is conveniently located on Beckenham Road, opposite Beckenham library, adjacent to Clock House train station and within easy walking distance of Beckenham Junction train station and the Beckenham Road tram stop (providing easy access from Croydon and Wimbledon).
The college opened in 1966 and has helped thousands of students achieve their ambitions and gain places at the most prestigious universities and selective degree programmes.
A well-equipped college and learning environment
Kings London provides a welcoming, multicultural learning environment, utilising the latest educational technology, with online learning resources accessed via our student portal, and indoor and outdoor space for socialising, reflection and quiet study. Facilities include:
- Spacious, modern classrooms all with interactive learning technology
- Dedicated multimedia art studios
- Science laboratory
- Library and learning resource centre
- Free WiFi throughout
- Reception and student services helpdesk
- On-site, modern, student cafeteria and outside eating area
- Student zone with TV
- Garden and table tennis area
Kings London Ofsted report January 2018
All the sites of Kings London were inspected by Ofsted, the UK Government Office for Standards in Education, on 23–25 January 2018, and received the following rating:
Overall effectiveness: Good - 2
Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good - 2
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good - 2
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding – 1
Outcomes for pupils: Good - 2
"Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and clearly understand the requirements of the courses they are teaching. This gives students confidence and helps them to gain new knowledge and skills well. Skilful use of interactive whiteboards and video clips provide effective visual materials to support students' language development. Students support each other well in lessons and in many classes they were working effectively in pairs to develop their understanding.
Students were very positive about the quality of support they receive for their university applications. The advice and guidance undoubtedly helps them to choose the best courses and universities for their future. The preparation for the next stage of their education or employment is excellent."
— Extracts from Ofsted report of Kings London, January 2018.
For more details, read the full Kings London Ofsted report January 2018.
Boarding school welfare report
Kings London's boarding provision for students aged under 18, in homestay accommodation, was inspected by Ofsted on 31 October – 2 November 2017.
Overall experiences and progress of children and young people: Good - 2
Taking into account:
How well children and young people are helped and protected: Good - 2
The effectiveness of leaders and managers: Good - 2
The boarding school provides effective services that meet the requirements for good.
For more details, read the full Kings London Ofsted Welfare report November 2017.
We provide a range of high quality accommodation options. Our self-catering, residential apartments provide single and twin en-suite options, newly refurbished to a very high standard. Our student houses provide the comforts of a traditional home plus the freedom of independent living. We also offer host family options.
In addition to the catering facilities within our student accommodation, students can also have meals in the college's on-site cafeteria. For full-time students living our accommodation we have a 'walk to class' guarantee — if you study on a full-time academic programme of study, you'll be offered accommodation within reasonable walking distance of the school for the whole of your course.
Kings London is located in a very student-friendly and convenient location. It is just a few minutes' walk to the local High Street, which provides a wide range of cafes, restaurants, shops, a popular independent market with local produce and live entertainment, cinema, theatre and banks.
Beckenham hosts an annual Festival of Music and many other cultural events. Opposite the college, The Spa at Beckenham offers swimming, fitness suite, various exercise and fitness classes, spa treatments and relaxation. There are numerous parks, a golf course and other sporting and leisure facilities to enjoy within the local area.