A very warm welcome to all of our students and families, both old and new, and to anyone looking at our website and thinking about Kings as an option for their children.
The last 18 months have been a challenge for us all, but at Kings we find ourselves with a community that is stronger than ever. Despite all of the changes in the wider world, I am delighted that our staff body continues to remain consistent. In addition, our increasing student numbers mean that new teachers and teaching assistants join our growing team. I have no doubt that they will continue to support and challenge the Kings’ students academically and personally. They join a passionate, kind and accomplished staff body who are real experts in enabling young people to success.
There continues to be significant investment in our facilities, with brand new Science labs opening this year, and several more large scale developments to be confirmed in the first few months of the year.
Our curriculum remains academically focused, with new GCSE courses embedded in all subjects. Whilst challenging, they offer the rigour and opportunities for personal growth that are wanted by students, parents and teachers alike.
Our daily timetable with longer lessons provides us with the chance to increase the depth of our studies and a greater opportunity for practical work to sit alongside academic focus. They have been both popular and highly successful at accelerating the progress and outcomes of students throughout the school. Despite the pandemic, our outgoing year 11 students leave with the high level results their work and aspiration has deserved. They also leave as decent, kind and knowledgeable young adults with optimism and ambition for the future.
Our Excellence Awards, presented in partnership with the University of Surrey, continue as we focus on rewarding students for reaching new heights right across the curriculum. These awards are now embedded in our culture and it is wonderful to see the calibre of work being produced. It really does demonstrate just how far every individual can go with encouragement, hard work and drive.
We continue with our national award winning alliance with the University of Surrey and the Royal Grammar School. With a calendar full of learning, experience and fun ahead, I am excited about the opportunities that are available to our students.
Kings is an innovative and inspirational place to study and for children and staff to thrive. We look forward to welcoming you.