Welcome To Kingsbury School

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

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Newsletter and ‘New Year’ Notices

We thank all parents and carers for their support over 2015. We would like to remind parents and carers of the school policies in relation to shoes and hairstyles as the holidays approach us.

Please refer to our policy with regards to uniform and shoes here: http://www.kingsbury.bham.sch.uk/school-uniform/ and also be aware that students’ hairstyles should be on the ‘natural spectrum’ with no tramlines or patterned designs when thinking about their return to school in the new year. We look forward to your continued support in 2016.

Below you can find the December newsletter:

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‘BookBuzz’ Competition – Year 7

This morning we have given all Year 7 students their free reading book as part of the ‘BookBuzz’ scheme. We invited former Birmingham Poet Laureate, Giovanni Esposito (AKA ‘Spoz’) to speak to students about the importance of reading.

We would like to invite Year 7 students to submit a review of the book they chose as part of ‘BookBuzz’. Every student who writes and hands in a review will receive a ‘Literacy Reward’ sticker (worth 3 points) and will be entered into a prize draw to win cinema vouchers.

Students should hand their book reviews to their form tutor on January 5th to be in with a chance of winning.


Ofsted Report Highlights

Kingsbury School is no longer a school in ‘Special Measures!’ The school has made significant improvements and Ofsted returned to praise many aspects of the school as ‘good’ or ‘effective’ in their visit at the beginning of November.

Inspectors commented that the ‘behaviour of pupils is GOOD’, that ‘there is a culture of harmony, tolerance and respect’ with ‘morale being very high in the school among students and staff alike.’

The Ofsted inspectors also commented that ‘pupils are proud of their school.’ 

Headteacher, Mr Mark Rhatigan, said: “I am delighted that the school has been removed from Special Measures.  Since the formation of the new Leadership team in February, the improvements have been rapid.

It is refreshing to read of the inspectors’ comments about the “very high morale” for students and staff” and the “culture of harmony, tolerance and respect for one another”.  With these values in place, the school is well placed to act on the areas requiring improvement, especially securing consistently good outcomes for all students in their examinations. We expect a significant rise in students’ achievement next summer.”

You can read full highlights from the report below and the full report on the Ofsted website via our link under the ‘Our School’ section:

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One Minute’s Silence

At Kingsbury School we all hold dear the values of tolerance, equality and respect, freedom, democracy and the rule of law. We therefore are standing shoulder to shoulder with the world in remembrance of all of those killed in barbaric atrocities in Paris, Lebanon and other locations across the world recently. All students and staff will hold a minute’s silence this morning at 11a,m to reflect on and remember these events.

This morning, during form time and assembly, we have encouraged every student to reflect on these terrible events together and think what we can do together to ensure that our shared values are steadfast to reject extremism in all its forms, treating each other with understanding and respect.

Below is the powerpoint that we have shared with all students this morning for your reference:

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