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


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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Black History 2015

Over 350 people attended our annual Black History celebration event on Thursday 12th November. The event saw musical and dramatic performances from our students who impressed the audience with their creative and imaginative talents.

The annual event continues Kingsbury’s value that we place in ensuring that our students have an interest in, and respect for, different people’s backgrounds and cultures, celebrating our diversity together. Highlights of the event can be seen below:


Black History 2015 from Kingsbury School on Vimeo.

Highlights of performances at our Black History celebration event in November 2015.

Armistice Day – Kingsbury Remembers…

At Kingsbury School, we believe that recognising the sacrifice of those who fell in conflict to preserve our freedom and democracy is very important.

We have sold poppies throughout the last two weeks and students and staff have worn them with pride. Today all of our students gathered together with staff in a service of remembrance to honour those who have fought and died in conflicts.

It was marked in the most solemn and dignified manner with our head of Music, Mr Butcher, playing the bugle, History teacher, Mr Riggall, doing a poignant reading and students who are cadets laying a symbolic wreath of remembrance. I had the privilege of reading the ‘Oath of Remembrance’
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Over 800 students observed the silence impeccably with staff, together on the playground. Everyone showed the utmost respect for the solemnity of the occasion and the memories of those who we remember; those who gave their today for our tomorrow.
Below is some video footage of the event.

Mr M Rhatigan – Headteacher

Kingsbury Remembers – 11/11/15 from Kingsbury School on Vimeo.

Kingsbury School marks Armistice Day with a service for all students and staff.



November Newsletter

The November edition of our newsletter sees articles about a sporting starlet, a report on the ‘Golden Table’ and also some feedback from students and parents. We also feature some outstanding Science work, some exciting work in Textiles and a feature on how our generous students contributed to Erdington’s foodbank.

We also feature ‘Kingsbury’s Key Priorities’ so that all connected to the school are aware of how we will move forward.

Our headteacher’s message focuses on ‘Ambition’. You can download the newsletter below:

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Trip To Paris

We would like to offer students the opportunity to visit Paris with our MFL department as part of a culturally enriching trip to France next year. Please see details below and see Miss Atoini for further details.

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Ofsted Inspection Feedback

Thank you to all parents and carers who gave their views to Ofsted inspectors during our inspection on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

The outcome of the inspection remains confidential until the report is published in a few weeks time. However, I am delighted with the behaviour and attitude of our students during the inspection. The inspectors commented on how proud our students are of the school and how friendly and respectful they are to each other, to staff, and to visitors.

These courteous behaviours would not be possible without the support of parents and carers.

I look forward to sharing the report with you when it is published.

Mr M Rhatigan – Headteacher

OFSTED Inspection (4th-5th November)

The school is undergoing an inspection by OFSTED on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November. We would appreciate it if you could send your views on the school to inspectors by using the Parent View website. More information can be found here: http://www.kingsbury.bham.sch.uk/parent-view/ 

Below is some information about the inspection:

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