So, why come to Kingsbury High?
Well, if you are coming up to Year 7 age, you will be coming to a school which gives its students the best start possible.
And if you are thinking of coming to our sixth form, ours is one of the best around, graded outstanding the last time Ofsted announced separate judgments for sixth forms.
We now offer students who join us in Year 7 a very exciting first couple of years. Rather than a long slow warm up to what used to be called “Key Stage 3”, we now have a two year Foundation Stage to what we call “The Kingsbury Curriculum”.
In each half-term, students experience just eight different subjects, helping to ease the transition from primary school. These are:
- Art / Computing
- A language
- Expressive Arts / Music / Technology
- Physical Education
Students will experience the full range of subjects by rotating through different arts and technology based subjects in each half term.
Students in years seven and eight receive extended homework projects to support their work at school and each half term they make an oral presentation to their class in one subject, to help improve their public speaking skills and confidence.
Students are also expected to complete a portfolio of their experiences which we call “The Kingsbury Guarantee”.
All of this culminates in a graduation ceremony at the end of Year 8 when students and parents come together to celebrate the successes of the first two years.
We hope this firm foundation will enable our students to commit in Year 9 to the start of their GCSE courses and involvement in the broader aspects of school life prior to going on to examination success at the end of Year 11. The first two year groups to go through this new Kingsbury Curriculum received their GCSE results in 2016 and 2017 and what the government calls their “Progress 8” or “value-added” score put them well above the national average.
Alongside our academic work, we have an excellent programme of extra-curricular activities and at least once every half term we have an “Excel Day” when the usual timetable is replaced by an all day activity.
Most importantly, we place great emphasis on student support at the school. Each year group has a full time Year Leader from the support staff who is available to students all day. Stage Leaders for each curriculum stage, student support officers, a counselling service and a medical officer complete the student support team. There will always be someone to go to if a student is in any kind of difficulty.
More information can be found in our Prospectus.