- Last Updated: 26 September 2016 26 September 2016
Kingsmead is a good school (Ofsted 2016.) Situated in East Enfield, Kingsmead is a multi-cultural 11-18-mixed comprehensive school meeting the diverse needs of the local community. We are a National Leadership School whose senior staff share expertise with other schools around the country. We are also a specialist school for performing and visual arts. The Kingsmead motto “Dream, Believe, Achieve” underpins the culture of high expectations and supports everything we do and is reflected in the enviable scores for value added by which our performance is judged. Kingsmead students wear a smart, business-like uniform. Classroom expectations of behaviour and commitment to learning are high and Kingsmead has received national recognition for its Behaviour for Learning Programme. Academic progress is carefully monitored and parents are informed through termly reports and half-termly progress updates as well as annual parents evenings. You can see a video about Kingsmead School here.
First Class Facilities
Kingsmead benefitted from a ten year building programme which provided state of the art teaching facilities for performing and visual arts, our specialism, and all areas of the curriculum have benefitted from new or improved teaching facilities. The PE department shares outdoor facilities with the Southbury Leisure Centre, the majority of teaching rooms use interactive ICT facilities and all students have access to ICT and library resources in school as well as on-line from home.
Although there are approximately 1500 students, Kingsmead maintains a personal feel through weekly year group assemblies in the 'Arts heart' of the school, the splendid Kingsmead Theatre opened in 2007. Class sizes are deliberately kept low and learning is personalised through carefully planned teaching groups throughout the school. A full range of additional support is available to students and students’ welfare and academic progress are carefully monitored by experienced Learning Directors of Year.
Kingsmead works closely with local primary schools and colleges to ensure smooth transitions and our team of six Associate Assistant Heads work closely with colleagues in other secondary schools to share developments in teaching and learning. Many of our teachers are experienced examiners in their subjects and they share their knowledge of latest developments in assessment with colleagues and students. Many community groups share our facilities; these include church groups, sports clubs and the Enfield Arts Support Service. The regular Kingsmead Car Boot Sale has been a feature of Enfield weekends for many years.