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.
The school has been made aware of a road accident involving the bus number 534 yesterday morning (22nd March) on the way to school. The information that the school has been given at this point is very limited, however, we have been informed that a small number of our students were on the bus. Fortunately, all of these students are safe and well, however we have spoken to Warwickshire County Council and we are still awaiting a more detailed report of the incident from the bus company. If any parents have any queries, please contact Warwickshire County Council Transport Operations as this is a service provided by the County Council, and not the school.
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.
Wednesday 21st September 6pm-9pm
We would like to invite you to join us at our Open Evening where there will be an opportunity to visit departments and talk to staff. For more information click Here
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