The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is a beautiful and vibrant borough in South West London. 

About Us

At all key stages, Kingston schools consistently achieve results well above the national average. These high standards make our schools extremely popular with parents inside and outside the borough. Kingston's schools have a reputation for offering high quality education. As a result most schools are regularly over-subscribed.

There are ten secondary schools (nine academy and one community) and 35 primary schools in the borough. There are ten children's centres, nine of which are located within primary schools and one which has been organised as a centre of excellence. The three special schools in Kingston, which span the whole age range for children with moderate or severe learning difficulties or physical disabilities, work alongside a highly developed network of specialist SEN provision within the borough's mainstream schools.

The authority also works in partnership with two pupil referral units for secondary aged pupils. Kingston has arranged its schools into four geographical clusters: Kingston Town, Maldens and Coombe, South of the Borough and Surbiton. Kingston upon Thames presents a pleasant working environment and there is a friendly, co-operative atmosphere, valuing the contribution of each member of staff. As a multicultural borough, Kingston is keen to promote the employment of under-represented groups in the workforce. We therefore particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.

Working for us

Looking for a new challenge? Make the right choice…The London Borough of Kingston upon Thames is committed to giving you the best opportunity to maximise your potential, whatever stage of your career you are at. Why?

We offer…

  • a diverse, skilled and supportive workforce 
  • access to high quality professional development and guidance
  • outstanding induction programmes
  • well resourced and friendly schools with excellent national recognition
  • a vision for excellence for children and young people 

We regard the recruitment and retention of a committed and well-qualified school workforce as a matter of the utmost importance – we work hard to support all staff in achieving enjoyment and satisfaction in their roles.If you are interested in working in schools within the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames you can register to receive our electronic school vacancy bulletin. The bulletin includes details of all children’s workforce-based vacancies and it will be emailed to you at the end of each week https://www.eteach.com/kingston-bulletin

If you would enjoy working in a small borough where communication is easy and professionally supportive relationships are quickly developed – then Kingston upon Thames is the place for you! 


Living in Kingston


Number of schools- 65

Population- 170,000

Number of pupils- 27,000

Kingston to London Waterloo- 30 minutes

One of London’s liveliest boroughs. Life revolves around the Thames, with the buzzing market town of Kingston being the main attraction. Kingston High Street runs parallel to the Thames so it many of its favourite restaurants are found situated along the banks of the riverside.

With the popular Kingston University based here there is an abundance of bars and clubs to entertain the vibrant student population and younger residence.

Kingston upon Thames is one of the greener areas of the capital with two royal parks in neighbouring Richmond upon Thames. Local parks hold facilities to cater for all those who enjoy the great outdoors, such as Canbury Gardens which is home to the Kingston Rowing Club boathouse and is in turn a great spot for fishing.

Only half an hour from central London it has excellent train links. Situated near to the A3 and M25 it is also easily accessible by car. The river bus as an excellent alternative to get into Canary Wharf and London Bridge. 


Wimbledon Championships - In the neighbouring Merton bordering Kingston, the world famous Wimbledon Championships takes place. Indulge yourself in summer fun with a spot of Pimms, and Strawberries and Cream.

The Thames - Enjoy the beauty of the Thames when the weather permits it on foot, bicycle or boat.

Kingston Markets - Hunt for bargains in Kingston’s 800 year old markets.

Chessington World of Adventure - One of the UKs biggest and best theme parks. Great for those ‘kidults’ amongst us.

 “Out of Order” by David Mach- Iconic sculpture that has been snapped by tourists the world around. If you’ve seen photos of London you’ll probably have seen this.