Quintin Kynaston School

Quintin Kynaston School

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Quintin Kynaston (QK) is a local comprehensive secondary school in Swiss Cottage in City of Westminster, London. It became a Specialist Technology College in 2001.

Admissions

The school is known for the ethnic diversity of its students and the cultural harmony amongst them.

The school's head teacher Jo Shuter was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours announced on 12 June 2010.

It is situated on Marlborough Hill next to the west side of the A41 in the north of the borough of Westminster in St John's Wood, close to the boundary with the Borough of Camden, and just south of South Hampstead railway station and the junction with the B509.

History

The school was founded in 1886 by Quintin Hogg (grandfather of the mid-20th-century politician of the same name) as the Polytechnic Secondary School, part of Regent Street Polytechnic. It was named the Polytechnic Boys' Day School from 1886-1919. It was a voluntary aided school.

Grammar school

In 1944 the school became a grammar school, and in 1946 was renamed the Quintin School after Quintin Hogg, who founded Regent Street Polytechnic in 1882. It was a voluntary controlled school. A new building was built in 1956 in St John's Wood. It had around 550 boys.

Comprehensive

The school was re-named Quintin Kynaston School in 1969 after Sir Kynaston Studd OBE, a former president of the Regent Street Polytechnic,...
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