There is always much to talk about at Kingsley Academy! We share our news in a variety of ways. We post on an ongoing basis on the school website. It appears on the Home page of this site and on this page. In addition, we send a bi-weekly newsletter to our parents and share it on the website too. Finally, you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook too!

National Careers Week celebrated at Kingsley

posted 21 Mar 2018, 06:46 by Michele Colt

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance across the UK to raise awareness, inspire and motivate young people to engage in exploring their future career direction. Kingsley Academy kickstarted the week with a range of activities across all year groups.  And what a great week we had with different activities planned for each day!
The week started off with every teacher displaying their career cards outside their classroom doors so students could see the range of jobs they had done.  On Motivation Monday teachers shared their personal career journey with their students.  On Talent Tuesday, students learnt what transferable skills were and watched a video about 'employability skills'.  On Thursday, subject teachers helped students create a wall displays of 'what careers in their subject' so they could see the link between their subject and future careers.  On Apprenticeship Friday, students watched a video about Apprenticeships. Year 10 and 11 students also got to hear from 6th form students about how they made their choices after GCSEs.
The week certainly inspired, motivated and got students asking lots of questions about careers.  This is what some of them said:
“I found the information interesting and useful.  Its helped us think about our future career.  And encouraged us to do something” (Year 8)

“The career wall display increased my awareness of different careers that I hadn’t even known existed” (year 10)

“It helped me to understand that you could do lots of jobs, not just one job or one route.  It’s important to be open to exploring different roles” (Year 9)

“The talk by Y12 and 13 ‘Next steps’ was useful to hear their opinions and experiences of how they went about choosing their A levels” (year 11)

"The teachers career paths were really intriguing because I learnt, and was surprised that, there was so many different careers paths for teachers, especially Mr Bibby's huge variety." (year13)

“Made me think about my next steps in life” (Year 12)

“This really opened up my eyes to different experiences people have in their career journey” (year 12)

The Hounslow Teen Read

posted 21 Mar 2018, 05:52 by Michele Colt

The Hounslow Teen Read Award ceremony took place on Tuesday 6th March at the Paul Robeson theatre. All secondary schools taking part in the regional book award attended with their reading groups. 
Last year’s winner Richard Kurti was present to announce the winner. He talked about some life experiences and how he became a novelist and the challenges he encountered along the way. He gave some background information for his ideas for his two books ‘Maladapted’ (last year’s winner) and ‘Monkey Wars’.

Results 2018
1st -  After the Fire by Will Hill,           

2nd  - Contagion by Terry Teri

3rd -   We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan.

The students were very enthusiastic about their experience. Year 7, Polya said, "I think the trip to meet Richard Kurti was really helpful and inspiring. He gave some insight into how he became a writer and what was involved." Year 9, Rayyan added, "I really liked the whole idea of Hounslow Teen Read. Reading the 6 books on the shortlist was interesting, since I had an opportunity to read different genres and explore books and authors that I wouldn’t normally have read. Meeting Reichard Kurti was also fun, since it highlighted the unique world of screen writers."

School Open as normal (19-March-2018)

posted 19 Mar 2018, 01:25 by Hiten Patel

Kingsley Academy is open today (Monday, 19th March) as per normal school day. Many thanks.

INSET DAY (07-March-2018)

posted 5 Mar 2018, 00:08 by Hiten Patel

Please note that INSET DAY is on Wednesday, 7th March 2018. The school will therefore be closed to students.

World Book Day - Tomorrow!

posted 28 Feb 2018, 05:13 by Michele Colt

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March 2018 and, as usual, Kingsley Academy will be celebrating this wonderful event with a range of activities, challenges and competitions.

Firstly, we invite all our students and staff to dress up for WBD: why not come into school dressed up as a character from a book? We all have favourite characters or those we wish we could be more like. Why not dress up as your favourite character on Thursday?! Who could you come as?

Additionally, students in Year 7-10 will take part in the Great Literary Quiz-Off when, as a year group, they will be split into teams and quiz-off against each other to see which team has the biggest “book brain”. For Y11 to Y13 students, we have the cerebral Literary Lunch that will take place in the Library during lunch time. Come along, grab a bite to eat and share your thoughts on your favourite books and what they mean to you. 

The marquee event of the day is the prestigious Mastermind tournament that will take place in the library after school. Here, following some fiercely contested play-offs, challengers from each year group have been put forward to fight for the title of Mastermind 2018 – can anyone beat our defending champion Yuvraj in Y9? Each challenger can invite parents, friends and other selected guests to share in their moment of glory.

There will also be other competitions and challenges run throughout the course of the day such as #shelfie and Guess who it is. Details can be found on the English Department’s twitter feed, please have a look – twitter handle: @KAEnglishDept. It promises to be a week of high jinks - get involved and have fun!

My Ed app launch

posted 23 Feb 2018, 05:07 by Hiten Patel   [ updated 23 Feb 2018, 05:47 ]

We are excited to announce the launch of the My Ed app that allows parents & carers to stay up-to-date with how their child is doing at Kingsley Academy. You can also access lots of information about what’s happening at the school, such as key dates, polices, events and letters. 
Please read our launch setup guide here and view the flyer summarising the key features here.  

Wanted!Exam Invigilators

posted 7 Feb 2018, 02:47 by Michele Colt

Kingsley Academy are actively recruiting for exam invigilators for the upcoming exam season. Details of the post can be seen below. If you are interested, please contact us now. The deadline for applications is Monday 19 February.

Invigilator Advert 2018.docx

Kingsley 6th form is, "Top of the Class," in London Borough of Hounslow

posted 6 Feb 2018, 02:44 by Michele Colt

The Department for Education (DfE) announced the Key Stage 5 2017 progress figures for schools nationally this month and Kingsley Academy’s 6th form claimed the top spot in Hounslow for its summer 2017 exam outcome. The school achieved a progress figure of 0.34 which indicates that Kingsley teachers add significant value to the results of their students - in fact, this figure puts Kingsley in the top 5% of the country. 

Delighted Principal, Lesley Kirby-Klappholz said, “This measure tracks each student’s performance across time so it is an excellent indicator of what an individual school can do to enhance a student’s performance regardless of their entry level. This demonstrates the confidence I have in Kingsley staff and students. The quality of teaching at Kingsley Academy helps students to achieve and exceed their goals. I am delighted that our progress has put us in such a strong position. We are continuing to  ensure that we deliver these kinds of outcomes consistently going forward.”

You can see the full results on the DfE website.

BTEC Romeo & Juliet Performing Arts Showcase - Book your tickets now!

posted 2 Feb 2018, 13:21 by Michele Colt   [ updated 2 Feb 2018, 13:22 ]

Year 10 students have been working tirelessly to prepare for their BTEC Performing Arts Showcase which is taking place on the 7th of February. As part of their coursework for Unit 2, students having been preparing staging, props, costumes, make up, sound and lighting plans whilst also rehearsing their performance pieces. Students have decided to  perform an interpretation of the Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet. With an ever changing cast, choreography that will make you weep and sword play that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, it is an event not to be missed. 

For a taster take a look at the video below!

Date and time: 7th February 2018, 6.30pm (doors at 6pm) 
Tickets available from Ms Quinn Larkin in Room 146 (adults £2, children under 16 £1)

Inset Day 4 -- Date Changed to 7th March 2018

posted 25 Jan 2018, 03:43 by Hiten Patel   [ updated 25 Jan 2018, 03:44 ]

Our Inset day scheduled for Monday 26 February 2018 has had to be rescheduled to Wednesday 7th March 2018.

School will therefore be closed on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

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