Kingham Hill School

Low carbon heat helps support Kingham Hill School’s sustainability goals

Key Facts


tonnes of carbon savings per year

20 year

protection from fossil fuel prices

No upfront

capital required


service and maintenance

  • Commercial Decarbonisation

A biomass boiler installation and district heating scheme has helped improve sustainability and long-term budget planning at Kingham Hill School.

AMP’s fully funded biomass energy offer has enabled the school to make significant carbon reductions by switching from fossil fuel heating.

The Vision

Kingham Hill School wanted to replace its oil boilers with low carbon technology but did not want to incur the upfront costs of installing new heating across its 100-acre site. The move to renewable biomass heat was part of a package of green initiatives across the Oxfordshire-based independent school.

The Solution

A fully funded biomass heating system replaced 13 individual oil boilers. Two wood chip biomass boilers supply heat and hot water through a district heating network to the school buildings, boarding houses, sports centre and swimming pool.

AMP supplies the fuel, services and maintains the heating system and provides remote monitoring through a 20-year energy supply agreement. Expert service and maintenance has helped free up the school’s in-house maintenance team.

“The fact that AMP funded the installation, including all the pipework required for the district heating, was a significant financial benefit to us. We don’t now need to worry about the costs of boiler failure and replacement, as AMP are responsible for that. We can also forward plan our costs better.”

Catriona Thompson, Bursar at Kingham Hill School