Kenilworth School has plenty of news and events that you can have a look into, please have a look at the links below for the most recent news blog, newsletter, school calendar and any exam results.
Kenilworth School GCSE results 2017
Congratulations to our Year 11 students who achieved an excellent set of GCSE results. The results were the culmination of the hard work from both our students and staff over the last two years. This year saw the introduction of the new 9-1 grading in Maths and English (9 being the highest grade awarded with 4 counting as a standard pass and a grade 5 being a strong pass).
English and Maths Grade 9 - 4
86.4% of students achieved 9-4 in English Language and 87.2% achieving 9-4 in English Literature.
89.1% of students achieved 9-4 in Mathematics.
Combined 86% of our Year 11 achieved 9-4 in English and Mathematics.
English and Maths Grade 9
YEAR 10 PARENTS’ MEETING
THURSDAY 14th SEPTEMBER, 2017
UPPER SCHOOL HALL 7.00PM. - “LIFE IN UPPER SCHOOL”
I would like to invite all parents and carers of Year 10 students to the above meeting, intended to give information about important issues which will arise for students in Years 10 and 11. We will also outline the school’s expectations of students during this time and give you an overview of the structure of Years 10 and 11. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and to meet tutors and senior staff.
Communication between parents and teachers becomes increasingly important in Years 10 and 11 and we hope that this evening will mark the beginning of a successful partnership.
I do hope that you will be able to join us for this event, but if you cannot do so, please do not hesitate to make contact if you need information.
Open Evening 2017
Kenilworth School now holds the world record for the largest human image of a bicycle after smashing the old mark. Read more at: Kenilworth Weekly News
Year 13 Parents Evening
Thursday 13th October 5 - 8 pm. Kenilworth Sixth Form, Rouncil Lane
Harry playing Cricket for Warwickshire
Harry Johnson in Year 13 has been selected to join the Warwickshire County Cricket Academy.
Purple 4 Polio
Interactive Club Students working in partnership with Kenilworth Rotary Club had a great time planting thousands of purple crocus bulbs at the Holiday Inn to raise awareness of the Purple 4 Polio campaign. As a result of this 1275 children will be given a lifesaving Polio injection
Space, Rocket and Robot Club
The Space and Rocket Club has blasted off this year with a big bang. The Space cadets have been set their first challenge for this year include designing and building their own space mobiles of our solar system. For full article please see the 30th September Newsletter
Adam makes a difference in Tanzania
Adam Sidaway one of our Year 13 students made good use of his time during the summer holidays. He signed up for a Raleigh Project in Tanzania. He had to raise £4,000 to take part in the project which helped to improve the education of children in Old Shinyanga a small village north of Tanzania. Part of the £4,000 was donated by USU.
HOMEWORK TIMETABLES 2016-2017
Homework timetables for years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 can now be viewed and downloaded from the Parent Information section of the website.
GCSE RESULTS – SUMMER 2016
Congratulations to all year 11 students who achieved a great set of GCSE exam results this summer. Eighty two percent of students achieved the national measure of A*-C in both English and Maths and 43% of students achieved A*- C passes in E-BACC subjects.
This year 11 class of students have shown tremendous resilience, determination, collaboration with their staff and impressive peer support at difficult times. They have matured in ways that cannot be measured by examination results, having lost a dear friend and classmate last year. I am tremendously proud of each and every one of them. Well done to all!
A LEVEL RESULTS – SUMMER 2016
Congratulations to our sixth form students who have once again achieved another set of superb A level results this summer. An impressive 11% of all exams were passed at A*, and 12% of students achieved 3 AAB passes or higher in the prestigious ‘facilitating subjects’. Forty students achieved straight A and A grades in 3 or more of their subjects. All of our final year A level students achieved at least one A level pass at A*-E. This success is a testament to our students’ consistent hard work, commitment to their studies, and first class support from their dedicated teachers. We are immensely proud of our students and wish them all good luck as they progress to the next stage of their education or career.
Across the country many schools are becoming academies and the Government recently stated that they wish all schools to become academies before the end of the current parliament. The governors have begun to explore what this means for Kenilworth School and we want to tell you at this very early stage what we are doing. At our meeting on 24 November 2015 the Governing Body discussed the issue of academy status and how this might affect Kenilworth School and Sixth Form. A working party of governors was set up and they have been gathering relevant information on academy conversion.
At our meeting on 8 March 2016, governors agreed to register our interest in academy conversion with the Department for Education (DfE). This does not commit the school to becoming an academy. However, it does mean that the DfE will provide the school with a named contact who will help the Governing Body access the information needed in order to make an informed decision as to whether applying for academy status is in the best interests of Kenilworth School. Governors will carry out a due diligence exercise so we can understand both the risks and opportunities of academy conversion.
Once this exercise is complete we will carry out a full and open consultation and make available the relevant information to all interested parties including staff, parents, students, local schools, the local authority and the local community, before the Governing Body makes a final decision.
In the meantime if you would like to comment on the idea please write to the Chair of Governors at the school or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark your correspondence Academy. If there are any particular questions you would like the working party to find the answer to, please also use these communication channels.
Governors are committed to seeking the views of all interested parties and we will continue to keep you informed through the school newsletter and the school website.
Chair of Governors, Kenilworth School and Sixth Form