Students often exceed their own expectations over time due to support which takes account of each individual's strengths and needs.ISI Inspection 2019
The curriculum is distinct, comprising a Core Curriculum with 45-minute morning lessons and an Expansive Curriculum delivered in longer afternoon sessions. It offers traditional subjects from Year 7 to Year 13 and emphasizes project-based and applied learning. Mental health and wellbeing are prioritized for better outcomes. The unique approach blends traditional education with modern methodologies, fostering well-rounded individuals ready for academic success and life beyond the classroom.
|Core Curriculum||Expansive Curriculum|
|STEM subjects||STEM (project-based)|
|Vocational subjects||Outdoor Education|
At the heart of our educational approach is a student-centered Core Curriculum. It comprises pathways and subjects available from Years 7 to 11, leading to GCSE or BTEC qualifications.
Delivered through 45-minute lessons, primarily in the mornings for better receptivity, our small class sizes of 16 ensure individual attention, enabling full engagement in learning and preventing any student from being left behind. This approach aims to provide a comprehensive and supportive educational experience, preparing students for academic success and personal growth.
Our dynamic Expansive Curriculum seamlessly weaves arts, sports, outdoor education, environmentalism, and STEM with the Core Curriculum. Afternoons brim with creativity, students exploring painting, dancing, music, and discovering their artistic flair. Sports enthusiasts enjoy games, teamwork, and skill-building. Outdoor education ignites a passion for nature, fostering environmentalism and resilience. Engaging in STEM projects, students delve into the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, honing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our well-rounded approach nurtures eco-conscious and innovative minds, empowering students to make positive contributions to the world. Embracing their passions and equipped with a robust skillset, they are primed for a future full of possibilities.
|STEM||Arts||Sport||Outdoor Education||Earth Centre|
|Coding||Art||Traditional team sports||Duke of Edinburgh Awards||Kingsley Diploma|
|Robotics||Drama||Individual sports||10 Tors||Land-based Studies|
|Institute of Science||Music||Judo specialism||Jubilee Challenge||Environmental Management|
|Design||LAMDA||Surfing specialism||Kingsley Challenge||HPQ|
|Arts Award||Recreational sports||Water-based adventure|
|Adaptive sports||Land-based adventure|
Yes, you will be surfing during your PE lessons! We aim for every student to have a chance to appreciate the benefit of the ocean and the joy of surfing. During your PE Games time, several sessions during the year will give you the basics of coastal water knowledge and water confidence. From years 1 to 13, all our students will have surf lessons and benefit from the ocean.
Surfing during games lessons
All ages from Year 1 to Year 13
Introduction to water knowledge
Kingsley School is a fully inclusive, diverse and proudly non-selective school, where each student is regarded as an individual with individual strengths, learning styles, passions and interests.
The classrooms are calm, supportive and nurturing learning environments where students can make progress and succeed irrespective of their starting points. Quality First Teaching in every classroom ensures that all learning styles, differences and challenges are accommodated and truly embraced to enhance the learning experience for everyone.
Students achieve success and happiness through positive mental health and wellbeing.
Mr R J Pavis - Head