As the Head of Kingsbury School and Sports College, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I hope it provides you with useful information about our school. I am proud of the many improvements and successes the school has had in recent years and look forward to leading us on to further success in partnership with staff, students, parents/carers and governors. At Kingsbury School we are committed to high standards, student progress and inclusion.
On 7th October we were thrilled to welcome football entrepreneur and businessman David Dein to school. The former Vice Chairman of Arsenal FC and the FA and president of Arsenal Ladies FC spent time with students in a Q&A session before delivering an inspiring assembly to Year 11. David was one of the architects of the Premier League in 1992 and has been at the forefront of many of the important changes in football including the introduction of Goal Line Technology. He engaged and entertained students and staff with his presentation, in which he highlighted the success factors in football and how these apply equally to education and life in general. We thought that one of his quotes in particular sums up our ethos at Kingsbury: “Be better tomorrow than today.” A big Thank You to David and Speakers for Schools for organising this inspirational event.
Providing enrichment activities beyond the classroom was the focus on Monday 22nd September. Students had the opportunity to take part in a variety of exciting activities based around the theme of ‘Team building’. These activities included Orienteering in Sutton Park, a visit to Blackwell Activity Centre and workshops from external visitors from the Armed Forces and the Health Sector. Students developed key life skills in communication and problem solving.
The week the school is involved in a wide variety of enrichment activities which extend students’ learning beyond the classroom.
Monday 22.9.14 – A special timetable will run for all students. They will be working with a range of visitors on and off school site. The aim of the day is to develop students team building skills.
Tuesday 23.9.14 – KSSC will be welcoming visitors from Uganda, including a student choir who will be performing with our students afterschool.
Year 7 Camp – This week Year 7 students will be going to camp off site and participate in a range of outdoor adventurous activities. Some students will be camping overnight, but all students will be visiting the camp for a day. This is an important opportunity for students to challenge themselves and build their self confidence within a team.
Year 7 students have made an excellent start to the year and have settled in well. Over 100 students attended our summer camp during the holidays where they took part in a range of activities with the theme of ‘heroes’. Next week they will be attending Year 7 camp where they will continue to get to know staff and make new friends.
For help and support with plans Connexions have a number of outreach centres to support students when they have finished Year 11. It is a good idea to ring first to check opening hours and availability :
If you are looking for an Apprenticeship then you should be actively searching and applying now. The start date for most vacancies is now the end of June onwards. The main website is: www.apprenticeships.org.uk
Students can also contact Training Providers direct and Colleges to register for Apprenticeships.
Students who have applied for full time courses at sixth forms / colleges must ensure that they attend enrolment over the summer. They should receive a letter to confirm when this will be. It is usually after GCSE results but may vary. If in doubt they should contact the institution direct.
Students who have applied for full time courses, and still have not heard whether they have a place, should be contacting the institution direct to check on their application.