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Triangle of Partnership Assembly

Mr Williams and Mrs Judith Jackson, our Chair of Governors, welcomed new Year 7 students officially to Kingsmead at a special assembly on Friday 10 September. The Year 7 cohort were challenged to make the most of every opportunity and to become the very best that they can be over the next 5 years and were invited onto the stage to hand in their triangle of partnership agreement. The triangle of partnership is the lynch pin formed between school, students and parents/carers to support students to make the best possible choices during their time in secondary school.

Kingsmead GCSE Results 2021

Today, Kingsmead Year 11 students have received their GCSE results. This year, results were determined by teachers based on evidence of attainment from in-class assessments.

Kingsmead Prom

Kingsmead School’s Year 11 students dressed up and arrived in style to their leavers’ prom on Friday 23 July, held at Oake Manor Golf Club. It may have taken place a little later than originally planned but it was definitely worth the wait! – students made their grand entrances to the cheers and waves of family and friends in all manner of styles. After photos on the red carpet the students enjoyed a 3-course meal, disco and photo-booth inside the venue with their classmates and teachers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a proud send-off for the year group.

‘Gig on a Lorry’

Kingsmead was pleased to welcome Richard Huish College’s Music on Tour to school on Tuesday 29 June for a lunchtime of open-air music on the playing field. Students from the college (including one of our own past students) entertained with some great singing and instrumentals. Well done also to our Year 8 music students who joined in with a song.

Geography Trips to Horner Water

During the week commencing Monday 7 June, Year 10 Geography classes visited Exmoor National Park to conduct their physical geography fieldwork element for their GCSE studies. This project involves them studying a river - Horner Water, and looking at the changes to the river from Horner Wood to Bossington. The students took measurements of the width, depth, velocity, wetted perimeter and bedload sizes. They also took photos and completed field sketches for their studies.

Last day for Year 11s

It was the end of an era for our Year 11 students who spent their last full day in school on Friday 28 May. The students enjoyed a special lunchtime and final assembly in celebration of their time at Kingsmead. The year group will now focus on a transition programme of Post-16 education activities until the end of the summer term. We look forward to seeing them all again at their Prom night!

Year 10 Careers Day

Students in Year 10 had a day off timetable on Tuesday 27 April to take part in a Careers Day at school. During the day the students spent time with representatives from local colleges to find out more about further education options and college life. They also had the chance to take part in practical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities outside on the school playing field with the Army and Navy and learn more about career options in the armed forces.

Wouldn’t Change a Thing

World Down Syndrome Day took place on Sunday 21 March 2021 and to mark the day the charity ‘Wouldn’t Change a Thing’ launched a special video on the theme of ‘siblings’. The charity works to raise positive awareness of Down syndrome, to break down stereotypes and to help raise the value of people with DS in society, and their carpool karaoke style video shares the joy of siblings in families where one member has Down syndrome.

Red Nose Day 2021

This year’s Red Nose Day was on Friday 19 March and Kingsmead joined in with the fun and fundraising: A ‘Time to Laugh’ ran during the week, where each tutor group shared and voted on their best two jokes in their tutor group (with the best two winning a prize and being shared via Firefly for the whole school to enjoy in afternoon registration time on Friday).

Option Choices for Year 8

During the week of 15-19 March a series of lunchtime sessions were on offer to Year 8 students, giving them the chance to learn more about some of the subjects they can choose to study as part of their options in Years 9-11. The sessions focussed on subjects that the students have not yet been taught in school, including Child Development, 3D Art & Design, Agriculture, Motor Vehicle, Engineering and Construction.