- Last Updated: 08 September 2017 08 September 2017
To Prospective Parents and Students
As a parent, choosing a secondary school for your child is never an easy decision. There are so many things to consider before you can feel that you know which one will be best for the next stage of your child’s learning and will suit their personality and abilities.
Kingsmead has been declared a ‘good’ school with outstanding features, (OfSTED, April 2016) for students aged between 11 and 19. However, we are far more than an OfSted report. We are proud to be a school community welcoming to all. Our excellent public examination results (August 2016: Top 15% for progress nationally at both GCSE and A Level) are evidence of a school constantly aspiring to build on our successes. We have a reputation for quality which is recognised nationally and have been a National Leadership School, supporting other schools throughout the country. In October 2010 we became one of the first secondary schools in London to become an ‘outstanding’ academy.
We are committed to traditional excellence in academic achievement and examination success as well as taking on board new technology and innovative, imaginative approaches that make learning stimulating and rewarding. At Kingsmead we are endeavouring to ensure every child reaches their full potential and in recent years have introduced Latin and initiatives such as Building Learning Power (BLP), Accelerated Reader and SAM Learning to enhance students’ learning. In addition we have Specialist School Status in the Performing and Visual Arts, our Drama students have won national competitions and we hold the full International School Award. I believe these are some of the main reasons why students enjoy coming here, and why Kingsmead is such a popular school.
Kingsmead is a compassionate and supportive community and I am proud of our inclusive school ethos. We aim to enhance students’ communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. There are opportunities for all students to succeed, be that in the classroom, in music, drama, dance, on the sports field, in work-related learning or in enterprise. To help make that happen, every new student will receive appropriate support and guidance. Students’ progress is closely monitored and, as a parent, you will always be kept informed of your child’s development.
If you like the aims and values outlined here then visit us on Open Evening or, alternatively, you are welcome to arrange to visit on a working day. You will meet a dedicated, highly qualified and enthusiastic team of staff, and discover an exciting range of opportunities offered in a vibrant, caring environment.
We want our school to be the first choice of all the families in our local community. Our aim is for Kingsmead to be the best school and therefore the best choice – both in the classroom and beyond. We very much hope you too will want to become part of our collective success.