Message from Sarah Diggle, Chair of Governors, and Doug Pettitt, Head Teacher
Ofsted, the national school inspectors, visited Kingsmeadow at the end of April. The inspectors have written a report on their assessment of the school.
School inspectors use the GCSE results as the core of their inspection so our inspectors were using information that is now nearly a year old! They find that these results ‘require improvement’, but we are pleased that their report also describes the school’s strengths, particularly in the behaviour and safety of students. We know that students’ academic achievement needs to be better in comparison with national results and staff are working hard to achieve this.
During the last few years senior leaders have led the school through some significant changes and improvements to keep ahead of major changes made by the Government in the curriculum and in the exam system. While doing this, they have made the school an exciting place to be, where students enjoy many activities and experiences, and are prepared well for their life after school. Last year all Kingsmeadow students who left school went on to university, college or training; this is a very good record. Continue reading
Next week sees the start of our summer examinations period for all Year 11 students, who will sit their final GCSE examinations. This can be a very stressful time for students and it is important that they are as organised and prepared as they can be to ensure they achieve their very best.We have put together a helpful section on our website which contains useful information for both parents and students and a full timetable of GCSE examinations taking place over the next few weeks. Please ensure that you and your child are aware of when each examination takes place.
Advice and a full timetable can be found under our Quick Links section on the front page of our website, or by clicking HERE.
If you have any concerns or questions about the upcoming examinations, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Our annual Year 11 Celebration Assembly will take place on Friday 26th May and will be a chance for the whole year group to gather together for an assembly for the final time before leaving Kingsmeadow.
Parents and carers are welcome to join staff and students in our celebration of the last five years, where we will look back at the achievements of our students during their time at Kingsmeadow.
The assembly will begin promptly at 1:30pm, but parents and carers are welcome to arrive from 1pm onwards to ensure they are in the auditorium in good time. Refreshments will be served following the assembly.