Kingham Hill School Digital Archives

Welcome to Kingham Hill School's archives

Kingham Hill was purpose built by the Christian philanthropist Charles Edward Baring Young in 1886.

He put his faith into practice by establishing it as a place where children with a boarding need could be educated and prepared for life.

In the early days the school was a virtually self-sufficient community. It had a farm, a wide range of workshops, a school building, a chapel, a sanatorium and various boarding houses. The Founder ensured that every Kingham child learned their ‘letters’, gained a trade and had the benefit of understanding the Christian faith.

On leaving they could progress to accommodation and opportunities in London or emigrate to a farm the Founder owned in Canada and make their life in the New World. The Kingham Hill Trust, established by the Founder, administers the school and its sister foundation, Oak Hill Theological College in London.

The School has a comprehensive and growing archive, parts of which we are delighted to share with you here. To access content, please contact the Development Office for a user name and password.

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