Coming soon: Online payments to school with ParentPay!

posted 10 Jan 2018, 00:25 by Hiten Patel


Kingsley Academy will be introducing a secure cashless system called ParentPay to pay for meals, trips and more. Please read the Second Letter - ParentPay 
 for more information...

ParentPay Introduction

posted 4 Jan 2018, 03:51 by Hiten Patel


Kingsley Academy will be introducing a secure cashless system called ParentPay to pay for meals, trips and more. Please read the Principal's Letter for more information...

KA judges praise primary pupils in the C8 Bake Off Final!

posted 4 Dec 2017, 03:50 by Hiten Patel   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 00:53 ]

Primary pupils from Years 4 - 6 in eight Hounslow  schools participated in the best Bake Off ever! This annual event takes place each Autumn term, with eliminating heats being run in the primaries (making cup cakes and a Victoria sponge), before the grand finale at Kingsley Academy - with the added bonus this year of using our brand new kitchens and, for some, a quick tour of the new building. The judges - Mr Sadhra and Ms Kirby - both described the baking as sensational, and were not surprised, when comparing marks, to find that there were only 3 marks between the whole group. Winner of the best decorated cake was Athena from Spring Grove, winner of the cake with the best 'crumb' was Abdul from Chatsworth (#@chatsworthpri), and best overall winner was Saffron from Hounslow Town with her subtle and delicious lemon cake, decorated with her own home-made fondant icing.  Congratulations to all the finalists: in addition to these three, we also enjoyed the creations of Zahra from Alexandra, Mali from Worple Road, Evelyn from Smallberry Green, Alice from Isleworth Town and Parnian from Ivybridge.  We wait to see if any of our winners appear on national TV in 20 years time!


Hounslow Teen Read Launch Ceremony

posted 22 Nov 2017, 03:01 by Hiten Patel   [ updated 22 Nov 2017, 03:03 ]

The annual launch ceremony took place on Thursday 16th November at the Paul Robeson theatre with selected students.     

Keeper of the Realms Blood & Fire

Marcus Alexander, author of the powerful fantasy ‘Keeper of the Realm’ hosted the event with a highly motivational talk about how he is inspired and tools that help him to be creative. Marcus advocates the best mind to tap into creativity is the mind that experiences life, as he himself is a passionate traveller and tastes delicacies such as crickets and bugs. He is equally ardent about extreme sports and martial arts.  

His latest addition to the series is called ‘Blood and Fire’ a full-on adventure which has all the elements to make this book a firm favourite. Marcus has written the ‘perfect adventure for children and adults who like a brave and feisty heroine’.

The six books on the shortlist for the Hounslow Teen Read for 2018 were disclosed as follows:

1. After the Fire - Will Hill
2. We Come Apart – Sarah Crossan                                      
3. Margot and Me – Juno Dawson
4. Superpowerless – Chris Priestley
5. Contagion – Teri Terry

6. Cuckoo – Keren David

Some quotes from our students:

‘It was a really exciting and fun experience meeting Marcus as he was highly inspiring and very motivational. The trip has enthused me to try different genres’

Shazreen 9X

‘Hounslow Teen Read trip was to find the 6 books on the shortlist and meet author Marcus Alexander. Marcus advocates to live life to the full and gain different life-experiences to enrich our lives and to be inspired.’

Erika 9Q  

‘Marcus’s speech has encouraged me to try to read books that I might not have. He has inspired me to read the 6 books on the shortlist and a future full of reading’.

Siham 8R

‘The trip was exhilarating and we were lucky to have been chosen and introduced to an amazing author called Marcus Alexander and all his vast experiences as an author’.

Ameera 8P

‘The trip was extremely inspiring and we all really enjoyed the introduction to Marcus’s books. I can’t wait to start to ready the books on the shortlist’.

Maryam 8R  


Year 9 students start TalentEd programme

posted 20 Nov 2017, 15:21 by Michele Colt   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 15:27 ]

Four students in Year 9 have just begun a
21 week programme with Talent-Ed which is designed to stretch all aspects of learning. The impact of previous cohorts has just been recognised through the GCSE results achieved this summer. One student was predicted 2 Bs, 4 Cs, 2 Ds, 3 Es at the start of the programme and in infact achieved 2 As, 5 Bs, 2 Cs and 2 Ds, with an average improvement of more than one grade per subject (av. improvement of 1.3 grades).
We have built an excellent relationship with Talent-Ed and we are confident that the selected students will really benefit from the small group tutoring and the positive working environment that is created. The TalentEd team enjoy working with Kingsley as much as we enjoy working with them. Aileen Garland, School Relations Manager for the company says,“I use Kingsley Academy as our model school.” Tutor Vern adds, “I love coming to work with the students here at Kingsley Academy”. TalentEd Director said, "“At TalentEd, we are delighted to support another cohort of bright students at the Kingsley Academy. Our expert teachers support small groups of bright students after school each week to improve grades and future options. Recent graduates of the TalentEd programme at Kingsley Academy have excelled, including 4 students who gained a Level 9 in English or Maths (in the top 20% nationally of A* students) and, between them, a further 20 A*/A grades. We look forward to another successful year working with the school to support bright students to reach their potential.” Joseph Kimmelman, Director, TalentEd.
Quotes from Students:
“Talent Ed made me care a lot more about not just about having an education but also how to succeed in it. For example, types of revision material which suit me, therefore, showing me how to revise more effectively and efficiently. Plus, sessions regarding university is really helpful now for me as a year 12”. 
"Talent Ed has helped me majorly in learning how to revise and how to spend time efficiently on revision. How to balance my education and social life during exam season.  It has also enabled me to explore different aspects of skills that are needed once you leave school."
“Talent Ed is a program that developed my skills and made me aware of other studying techniques. As a student, this program gave me insights on different dilemmas that various professions face and even made me reconsider my career pathways. Our tutor and the university student who were from Talent Ed shared their university and work experiences with the groups. Talent Ed even gave us the opportunity to join the Ideas Foundation which gives work experiences in the creative and business sector. This introduced me to how adverts were created and evoked my interest for business”. 
“Each session was unique as in one there would be study techniques whereas in another session there would be a competition on who could make the best ad for the bank Coutts; our team didn't make it but it was a very good experience to have as it worked on our teamwork, communication, and public speaking skills.
"This program made me develop a lot as an individual”.


Volunteers please!

posted 20 Nov 2017, 04:47 by Hiten Patel

Are there any parents or carers who would be willing to volunteer for an hour a week - or more if you can - to support at lunchtime? 
This could be helping supervise in the Kingsley Kitchen or supervising children, either inside or outside. If you are interested, please contact Mr Sadhra on:

Year 12 Trip to the BFI

posted 14 Nov 2017, 06:13 by Hiten Patel

On Wednesday 8th November,

I had the pleasure of accompanying the Year 12 film studies students on a trip to the BFI in London, with Mr McTurk and Mr Haque. It was both an exciting and educational experience for the students and they had an enjoyable day throughout. Students were able to engage with and take in the sights around Southbank as they walked around the local area before heading to the BFI.

The study day consisted of the students being provided with information about Alfred Hitchcock’s life and then they watched the film Vertigo where they were asked to identify particular events that took place in the film. After they watched the film, students attended an interactive session which highlighted aspects of the film and they completed a variety of writing and discussion tasks.

Miss Dhanjal

Maths Challenge

posted 6 Nov 2017, 00:45 by Kingsley Academy   [ updated 6 Nov 2017, 00:49 ]

Winning team were Alexandra Primary School (team name Pythagoras) and Smallberry Green were in second place by only few points.

Last day of BFI!

posted 31 Oct 2017, 05:14 by Kingsley Academy

Picnic protest

posted 25 May 2017, 06:25 by Michele Colt

Primary and secondary schools in Isleworth, London Borough of Hounslow are staging a huge picnic in protest at the proposed cuts to education. Some primary schools are looking at budget reductions of over £100,000. Schools have lost specialist sports and music provision and in some cases are looking at reducing the length of the school day. The picnic takes place at St John's Park, St John's Road, Isleworth. See here for more information.

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