Admission to Kingsmead School including entry on Performing & Visual Arts aptitude - September 2015

 

Our Admission Policy can be downloaded here.

All applications to Kingsmead School must be made on the Local Authority (LA) application form (even if a student has gained admittance via our Performing and Visual Arts criteria the LA application form must still be completed). The supplementary form for admission to Kingsmead School on the Performing and Visual Arts Aptitude criteria is available to download below.

For further information on admissions to all Enfield schools (including Kingsmead School) please see the Enfield Council website (www.enfield.gov.uk/admissions).

 

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Admissions via Performing and Visual Arts Aptitude

Kingsmead School is a Specialist School in the Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) and is able to select 10% of students based on their aptitude in Art, Drama and Music, their ability to develop their skills in these subjects and their committment to these subjects (see download below for full details). 

All application forms for admission under the PVA criteria must be returned to Kingsmead School by Monday 6th October 2014 and work shops to assess students' ability in the Performing and Visual Arts will take place on  Saturday 18th October 2014 . Results of the work shops will be sent out to parents/carers  in time to complete the Secondary Common Application Form by the Local Authority's deadline. NB: Parents are reminded that the Secondary Common Application Form must be completed separately to the school's internal PVA application form.

Any fraudulent or misleading information given in support of any application (including under the Performing and Visual Arts criteria) may result in the Governors withdrawing a place which has been offered.

Our annual Open Evening for prospective students and their parents takes place on Thursday 25th September 2014.

Full details on how to apply for admission under Performing & Visual Arts aptitude can be downloaded here

An application form to be considered for admission via the Performing and Visual Arts is available for download here. 

 

 
Mrs Barry at Number 10

Headteacher of Kingsmead, Yvonne Barry attended a meeting with the Prime Minister and other senior members of the government at Downing Street on Wednesday 17th September. She was invited by MP Nick de Bois as part of a delegation of influential people active in the community of Enfield whose significant contributions improve the lives of local people. Kingsmead School became an Academy in 2010 and has been awarded National Leadership School status in recognition of its success in challenging perceptions and attitudes and helping hard-working young people to overcome barriers to achievement. Through high quality teaching and a positive culture, Kingsmead’s students achieve outstanding results and go on to take places at leading universities.

Mrs Barry number 10

 
Exam calendar for year 10 students

Here is the schedule of school and public exams for students in Year 10 

 

Year 10

Summer term: public exams for Science as follows: 

    Foundation Pathway students – no exam until Y11

    Additional Science - Core Science GCSE

    Triple Science – Biology GCSE

w/b 21-06-15: End of Year exams

 

Year 11

    End of Autumn  term: trial exams

    Summer term: public exams

 

 
6th Form Open Evening

Kingsmead 6th Form Open Evening 2014

 

6th Open Eve for web

 
Parent Governor Vacancies

Kingsmead School Parent Governor Vacancies

Governors play a strategic role within Kingsmead – while the Head and staff take day to day decisions about the management of the school, Governors take an overview of the work of the school.

In a number of different ways, they support the school to be as good a school as it can be, and to provide the best possible opportunities for every student.

If you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor at Kingsmead School please submit one side of A4 stating why you would like to be a Parent Governor and what you might bring to the role.  You will also need the names of two people, one to nominate and one to second you.

Please send your statements for the attention of Mrs Y Barry, Kingsmead School by 1st November 2014.

 

 
High Achievers' Evening

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 Kingsmead School 

High Achievers’ Evening

 

 

 

 Parents, teachers and students gathered at the Kingsmead School Theatre on Thursday 11th September for an amazing night of celebration at the 2014 High Achievers Evening. 

Over 100 students, from Years 8 to 13 were recognized for outstanding achievements over a wide range of subjects with special prizes awarded to students who had overcome adversity to attain spectacular results: the Ila Agrawal Gurg Limited Prize for Academic Excellence in ICT and a prize awarded by Bill Easton the Rotary Club of Southgate for ‘Services to the Community’.

Mani Masuria a life coach and one of Kingsmead’s Governors (who made contact with the school through the ‘Future First’ programme that endeavours to help schools build an alumni community) was the guest speaker, and in his speech he talked about career pathways and the need for adaptability to meet the demands of the world of work. The audience was entertained by a wonderful performance from student Stephanie-Rae Flicker accompanied by Jason Chung.

Yvonne Barry, Kingsmead’s Headteacher said, “this evening is an excellent opportunity to show the exceptional achievements of our students – Year 13 achieved 99% passes at A2. We take great pleasure in acknowledging their success through determination and commitment and celebrate their entry into further education at red brick universities. The presence of the former Year 13 students at this evening provided inspiration and encouragement for our younger students.”

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Kingsmead Primary School Survey

UPDATE ON THE KINGSMEAD PRIMARY FREE SCHOOL

 

Unfortunately during the summer holidays we received the disappointing news that our application for a Primary Free School had been turned down.

In answer to the response from our parents and the local community, Kingsmead School will be reapplying in May 2015 for a two form Primary Free School, to open in September 2016 for reception children.

In order to further our reapplication we need to consult with our current parents, staff and the local community.

Please could you take a couple of minutes to complete the questions below which will greatly benefit us when compiling our reapplication.

 Click here to take survey

 
Year 12 Applied Students Work Experience 2015

All Year 12 Applied students are required to carry out two weeks of Work Experience.  This will take place from 2nd February - 13th February 2015.

To maximise the benefits of work experience it is best for students to find their own private placements - this needs to be completed as soon as possible.

For your information we have attached a copy of the private placement form and some advice on how to support students in their search.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Baker - Kingsmead School Work Experience Co-ordinator.

Download the private placement form here    Year 12 Private Placement form

 

 
Important Dates for 2014 - 2015

Information about Term dates, INSET Days, Moderation Days and Parents' Evenings can be found here.

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

To download the latest edition of The Kingsmead School Academy Newsletter, click here 

 
Bronze Arts Award

GREAT NEWS!

27 of our Performance & Visual Arts students successfully passed their Bronze Arts Award today. 

Their folders are amazing showing real talent, commitment and enthusiasm for the arts. 

It would not have been possible without all the fantastic support from Mrs Hare, Miss Pittordi and Ms Bateson; A winning team! 

Thank you all so much!  Silver Arts Award next?

For information on our recent P&VA day activities and photos, click here

 
Calling ex-students

Kingsmead School is working with Future First to build a network of former Kingsmead students (or ‘alumni’) around the school to inform, advise and inspire current Kingsmead students as they make important decisions about their futures.

Kingsmead alumni will be interviewed to build a profile on a private website that Future First is building for the school, where students can research the different career paths that people from their very school have gone on to take. The alumni can also take part in school events, big and small, where they can meet current students in person and share their experiences since they left Kingsmead School.

Future First is looking to recruit alumni from a wide range of careers so that there are role models for every student and to showcase the incredible range of amazing careers that Kingsmead students pursue. We already have lots of alumni on board – from psychiatrists to policemen and even a budding journalist: Kingsmead students really do go on to do it all. We’re excited to hear from even more Kingsmead alumni who have gone on to do really interesting things: dancers or doctors, builders or barristers – we want the lot!

To sign up, go to http://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/kingsmead

Or for more info about what's involved, contact Laura at 0207 812 0540 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.futurefirst.org.uk/welcome

 
ALPs Case Study
 
Using ALPS (Active Learning Practice for Schools) as a vehicle to support student progression into Russell Group Universities, making imaginings real!
 
Visit the link below to read Mrs Young's case study.
 

2013KingsmeadCaseStudySingle_Ionie.pdf

 
Uniform Reminder

Can all parents/carers please check their son/daughter's planner BEFORE purchasing any item of uniform for school to avoid any expensive mistakes.  This especially applies to topcoats, please be reminded that they should be plain black or grey only, with no logos.  Denim or Leather is not allowed.

 
Data Protection Statement

Please read the following statement regarding Data Protection.

 

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Important News About Attendance

Parents should be aware that the Department for Education (DfE) has amended the legal regulations governing requests for holidays in term time.

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Instrumental & Vocal Lessons at Kingsmead

Each week, over 120 instrumental and vocal lessons taught by staff from Enfield Arts Support Service (EASS) take place at Kingsmead within the Music Department.  We have a brilliant team of 15 visiting teachers from EASS who work with our students in this capacity, at all key stages.

There are all kinds of skills and positive experiences students can gain from this tuition, not least the possibility of taking external, additional music exams and furthering student involvement in the extended curriculum.  Learning Director of Music, Mr Elia can offer students (and parents) all sorts of information on the benefits of learning an instrument or taking voice lessons.

Most lessons are not free; there are differing charges for lessons depending on the length of the lesson and whether they take place in a group or individually.  Some of the lessons are funded by the school, some by parents and some by a recently obtained grant from EASS.

For further information please contact Mr Elia.

 
Homework advice for parents

How parents can help their child with homework:

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e-Safety

Kingsmead takes e-safety extremely seriously and students are made aware of the steps we take to ensure their safety when working on-line in school as well as working with the police to investigate the rare instances where young people endanger the safety and wellbeing of others through misuse of electronic communication.  Further details are available in the Acceptable Usage of ICT Policy. 

We know that E-Safety is a concern of many parents and there are a lot of useful resources and information available about keeping your children safe when they use the internet, mobile phones, or other devices connected to the Internet.

 

 
Free School Meals

 

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Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

• Income Support

• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

• Universal Credit


Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.


If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you'll usually need to fill in an application form you can get from your local council. Give your completed application to the school office and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you get.

 

 

 

 
Data Protection Statement

As at other schools, photographs, video and digital footage may be taken by appropriate school employees or a member of the press (with the consent of the school) for the purposes of recording an activity or event with the intention or promoting Kingsmead School, our students and their achievements. These images may be displayed within the school, reproduced in school materials e.g. school prospectus, web site or newsletter or feature in the local or national media. Should any parent or carer object to this you must inform in writing Mrs L Baker, Communications and School Community Manager at school.

 

 
Attendance Line

It is parents' legal responsibility to see that their child/children attend(s) school. If a student is absent from school a parent or carer MUST ring our attendance line every day the student is absent.  The number is:

020 8351 5003

Alternatively, parents or carers may wish to email school to report an absence.  Messages can be sent to:-

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As with phone calls, please email as soon as possible on the first day of absence and every day that the student is absentWhen your child returns to school they MUST bring a note from home explaining their absence.

Cases of persistent absence have to be referred to the Educational Welfare Service, which discharges the school's statutory responsibility in relation to school attendance (The Education Act 1996).

 

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