Welcome from the new Headteacher

February 27, 2015 in Front Page News, Headteacher's newletters, Headteachers Blog by Mrs T Clarke

As the new Headteacher of Kingsbury School & Sports College I am delighted to welcome you to our website. The website provides you with useful information about our school and will be updated over the coming months. The school is now being led by the Fairfax Multi-Academy in a school to school agreement in conjunction with Birmingham Local Authority. It is an exciting time for the school as it prepares to become a sponsored academy within the Fairfax group of schools.

At Kingsbury School we are committed to high standards of presentation, behaviour and achievement. A calm purposeful environment is the key to successful learning & achievement.

The school has unlimited potential and it is well supported by parents, local primary schools and the community.

Potential parents are welcome to visit the school at any time where they can meet the Headteacher and visit classrooms to see the school in action.

Please contact the Headteachers’s PA if you would like to organise a visit.

Mr Mark Rhatigan



Year 11 GCSE Exams

April 24, 2015 in Front Page News, Uncategorized by Mr J Barton

Last week saw some of our Year 11 students take exams in Drama and in Art to mark the start of ‘exam season.’ You can see a selection of imaginative artwork from the Art produced by Year 11 below, featuring some fantastic ideas brought to life on the page.

Year 11 will have an assembly together at 8.45 in the hall on Thursday 30th April where the expectations for exams will be shared along with the schedule for exams and after-school revision to support student achievement.

Exam timetables and revision materials to support student preparation can be found at: http://www.kingsbury.bham.sch.uk/gcse-revision/

Download (PDF, 775KB)

Mt J Barton (Assistant Headteacher – Assessment and Achievement)



Parent Forum Thursday 23rd April 5-6.30pm

April 20, 2015 in Front Page News, Parent Forum, Parents by Mrs K Rose

We look forward to welcoming you to our Parents’ Forum meeting on Thursday 23rd April 2015 from 5:00 – 6:30pm in the school library.

For parents who are new to the school, Parents’ Forum is a group of parents/carers who work with the school staff to look at ways we can improve home-school communication and the education every child receives.

The agenda will cover Student Leadership, Parent Voice, and an update on student behaviour improvement. There will be an opportunity to meet new deputy headteacher Mr Turner.

All parents are welcome; if you wish to attend, please notify main reception on 0121 373 1080 or via email at enquiry@kingsbury.bham.sch.uk so that refreshments can be planned in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Greg Bartlett
Assistant Head Teacher


Ofsted Highlights and Next Steps

April 17, 2015 in Front Page News, Uncategorized by Mr J Barton

Below you can read a summary of the recent Ofsted inspection that took place at the school, featuring highlights that Ofsted identified and the next steps we are undertaking this term in order to ensure we improve key areas of the school.

The ‘Next Steps’ clearly outline our school priorities as we continue our rapid improvement journey together.

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Tours for primary school parents on Monday 27 April

April 14, 2015 in Front Page News, Home, News by Mrs K Rose

Meet the headteacher 27 AprParents of primary school pupils are invited to meet with our new headteacher Mr Mark Rhatigan for a tour of the school on Monday 27th April at either 9.15am or 3.45pm*

Recent changes have had a very positive impact and have been reported in the media – come and see for yourself!

Please reserve a space by telephone: 0121 373 1080 or email: adminteam@kingsbury.bham.sch.uk

If you are unable to make these times and would like to arrange an appointment, please contact the headteacher’s PA on 0121 373 1080.

*Please be aware that afternoon visitors will not be able to see the school fully operational as the school day will have finished.



Teacher Training Day Friday 27th March

March 23, 2015 in Front Page News, Uncategorized by Mrs K Rose

On Friday 27th March school will be closed to all students except targeted Year 11 students who are required to attend for GCSE catch up sessions. These students will be notified by a letter home. They should attend the sessions in school uniform.

All students return after the Easter Holidays on Monday 13th April at the normal time of 8.45




Discipline and Respect: Habits Paving The Way For Good Learning

March 19, 2015 in Front Page News by Mr J Barton

Read how our recent focus on behaviour, discipline and respect is having a positive impact in this week’s edition of the Tyburn Mail. At the recent Year 8 Parents’ Evening, 91% of parents/carers agreed that recent changes were making a difference to behaviour at Kingsbury. We are proud of what we have achieved so far but there is still lots more to do to ensure Kingsbury is a school that enables students to achieve outstanding results. Together we can achieve.

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Year 8 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 18th March

March 13, 2015 in Front Page News by Mr J Barton

We welcome all parents and carers of students in Year 8 from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday 18th March to discuss progress and achievement.

All students have been given an appointment card and are expected to collect appointments to see all of their teachers during the evening in order to share successes so far and consider ways forward for further progress.

There will also be an opportunity to attend a workshop by West Midlands Police to support parents and carers with strategies for e-safety throughout the evening.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mr J Barton (Assistant Headteacher)



Parents’ Forum – Thursday 12th March 5pm

March 7, 2015 in Front Page News by Mr J Barton

This Thursday,  the new Headteacher, Mr Rhatigan, will be chairing our Parents’ Forum. This will be a great opportunity for parents to meet with the new Head and to find out more about what immediate changes have already taken place as well as exciting plans for the future.

Parents’ Forum will start at 5:00pm in the school library. Could all those planning to attend notify main reception on 0121 373 1080 or via email at enquiry@kingsbury.bham.sch.uk so that refreshments can be planned in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Jason Halstead
Assistant Head Teacher


Kingsbury Newsletter March 2015

March 6, 2015 in Front Page News, KSSP newsletters by T Stevens


Stretch Projects

February 11, 2015 in Front Page News by Mr J Barton

Over the course of a term, each form group has completed their ‘Stretch Projects’. This is unique aspect of school life at Kingsbury in which students from different years work together in form time twice a week to complete a project and develop a range of key skills.
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Since November, as well as form time discussions around the ‘thought for the week’ and solving the unsolvable with our weekly ‘thunks’, students have been constructing a scale model of their form room and creating a form book to develop teamwork, problem solving skills and a sense of form identity.
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Each house has selected the best ‘Stretch Project’ from their forms and these were judged by a panel of staff in the hall today to find the overall winner of the house competition.
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There were some fantastic models and some inspirational writing in the form books. A selection will go on display in our library and main reception for parents to see.
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We will be announcing the overall winner tomorrow morning via our Twitter (www.twitter.com/kingsburyssc)  and Facebook page.(www.facebook.com/kingsburyssc)