The Kingsley School

Experts in providing a continuous education for girls from the ages of 3 to 18. Boys welcome in Prep from 3 to 7 years old.

Experts in providing a continuous education for girls from the ages of 3 to 18. Boys welcome in Prep from 3 to 11 years old.

Latest News

Here you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from The Kingsley School.

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  • A Level Students Celebrate Excellent Results and Diverse Destinations

    Kingsley girls, their parents and staff are celebrating in recognition of the outstanding personal achievements that have secured a diverse range of choice destinations for their leavers this year.

    In a year where results were nationally expected to lower, The Kingsley School Sixth Form has excelled, significantly exceeding benchmarked expectations. The school achieved a 100% pass rate with almost a third of all students receiving A* -As. Two thirds of all girls achieved A*-B grades and 90% attained grades A*-C.

    Amongst the excellent results and destinations are:

    Jess Harper Radley, studying Music at Edinburgh University                        
    Lily Holbrook, studying Marine Zoology at Newcastle University
    Freya Eaton, who has juggled study with her intensive professional GB ski training and competing, studying Sport and Social Science at Bath University
    Olivia Inchley, studying Geography at Reading University
    Katy Cant, studying Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Contemporary Dance
    Fliss Pace, studying Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University
    Kelly MacDonald, studying Economics at Newcastle University
    Ellie Varley, studying Chemistry at Lancaster University
    Hana Hadad, studying a four year Masters course in Pharmacy at Kingston University London

    Head Teacher, Ms Heather Owens, says: “I am delighted by the girls’ academic excellence and individual successes. This summer we have celebrated some of our old girls graduating and beginning careers as doctors and vets, and today we have current girls beginning their journeys in an exciting and incredibly diverse range of subjects. The ambition and pursuit of these personal goals is inspiring, demonstrating the Kingsley ‘can-do’ ethos that we value so highly. I am very proud of the hard work of the staff and girls -  and excited to hear about their continued successes in the future!”

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  • Sophie Braves the Shave to Raise Awareness of Alopecia

    Sophie H from Year 6 took the brave decision to publicly shave her head to raise awareness of Alopecia; a common but widely misunderstood hair-loss condition that can have a severe impact upon a person’s self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.

    Sophie and her mother both decided to take part in the Sponsored Head Shave after a family friend developed Alopecia.  “We were saddened by the ignorance that surrounds this affliction,” explains Sophie’s mother.  “It is going to be quite a shock having no hair, but we feel it will be worth the looks, stares and discomfort to raise awareness and some money.”   

    Sophie and her mother’s precious locks have been given to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have sadly lost their own hair.  They raised an impressive £1,300 in sponsorship money, which will be donated to other charities close to their hearts, including Caring Hands in the Vale, which provides care and support to people in their own homes, and the Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust.  Sophie has also chosen to donate some of the proceeds to a cancer charity in memory of her grandmother who died of bowel cancer.   

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  • CEO of Twycross Zoo Inspires Students at Summer Prize Giving

    Kingsley were delighted to welcome Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE, CEO of Twycross Zoo as guest speaker for the annual Summer Prize Giving ceremony on Tuesday 11th July 2017.

    Dr Redrobe, an internationally renowned wildlife veterinarian and advocate on zoological matters, spoke passionately about self-belief, inspiring girls to go for their vision, enjoy themselves and have a ‘yes I can’ attitude. She spoke about how she was influenced by Jane Goodall, wanting to go out and ‘save the world’ at an early age; a drive that led to her many years working across academia, the charity sector and business. A strong female role model, Dr Redrobe was awarded Businesswoman of the Year in 2015 and appointed an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honour List in 2017.

    Sharing humorous and exciting stories from her time working with animals, Dr Redrobe also shared a lunch with various students who were interested in her field, including Imogen Biggs, a Year 8 student who has recently returned from South Africa after working to raise funds for endangered and orphaned rhinos.

    After her speech, Dr Redrobe presented individual awards for performance and progress and a special Kingsley Rose Award for girls who exemplify the spirit and ethos of the school in their attitude, conduct and behaviour towards staff and fellow pupils.

    This year's winners are: Matilda Milner (Year 7), Emily Wood (Year 8), Mia Bermingham (Year 9) and Lysa Pashley (Year 10).

    The Prize Giving event was also attended by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Caroline Evetts, and Chairman of the Warwick District Council, Allan Boad.

     

    A selection of photos from the event can be found here: /gallery/?pid=2&gcatid=1&albumid=94

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  • Ms Dyson Celebrates 36 Years at Kingsley

    Tributes have been paid to Ms Dyson, Assistant Headteacher, after 36 years at Kingsley.

    Ms Dyson joined Kingsley as Head of History in 1981, with a ‘responsibility for text books, the staff common room and social committee’. She has since worked in many roles under five different headteachers, teaching history, politics and general studies, becoming the Head of Sixth Form and, later, Assistant Headteacher, as well as looking after the school’s extensive historical archives.

    Ms Dyson was honoured in a surprise assembly, which began with a presentation on ‘Wonder Woman’ and other inspirational female role models, before Headteacher Ms Owens and Sixth Form students gave a heartfelt personal testimony. Ms Dyson was showered with thoughtful gifts, including a book with messages from all staff and students and a patchwork quilt made up of items from Kingsley’s history, which was handmade by staff.

    A special alumnae tea was also held in honour of Ms Dyson, with previous generations of staff and students visiting to celebrate her incredibly long service.

    Ms Owens, Headteacher, said, “Ms Dyson is a beloved member of staff who has inspired so many. She has a real passion for education and for Kingsley - there is little that she does not know about the school and its history. She is hitting the road in her famous camper van and we wish her the very best for her journey onwards.”

     

    A selection of photos from Ms Dyson's celebrations can be found here: /gallery/?pid=2&gcatid=1&albumid=93 

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  • Celebrating International Women In Engineering Day

    Kingsley celebrated International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June) with girls in Year 7 and 8 enjoying a fun, hands-on workshop led by young female engineers from Warwick University School of Engineering.  Through various activities, the girls learnt about valuable engineering skills, including problem-solving, teamwork and thinking creatively.  One girl said, “Engineers help fix things and solve problems to make the world better.”

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  • The Prep School Tell A Tale As Old As Time

    The Prep School told a ‘tale as old as time’ in an energetic and exciting production of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

    Across two evenings to packed audiences the School told the classic tale of Belle and the Beast, who has to learn to love and be loved in return in order to break a spell.

    The main cast of Year 6 pupils rose to the challenge of performing the much loved film and Broadway musical songs, including ‘Be Our Guest’ and the show-stopping ‘Gaston’. Taking full advantage of the hot weather, the show began promenade style, with the first scenes taking place outside amongst market stalls and a marquee, before the audience were ushered indoors to ‘enter the castle’.

    Director and teacher, Emma Smith, said, “It has been a real pleasure working with the pupils; they have demonstrated a confidence and sensitivity to performance that is well beyond their age. They brought the house down on both nights with lengthy standing ovations. I am incredibly proud of them.”

     

    A selection of photos from the production can be found here: /gallery/?pid=2&gcatid=1&albumid=95

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  • Building Dens to Save the Children

    The Prep School had a fun-filled day participating in Save the Children’s Den Day on Friday 16th June; a nationwide initiative that helps pupils to learn the importance of shelter and raise money to change lives. With Father’s Day at the weekend, fathers and father figures were invited to the morning to take part in scavenging and building activities, putting engineering, architectural and creative skills to the test.

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  • Year 7 Become Job Detectives

    Year 7 students had fun finding out about different careers recently when alumnae (affectionately known as our 'Old Girls'), along with other professionals, visited for a 'Guess My Job' workshop. 

    The session began with a fun, informal, speed-dating style activity with the girls working in teams and questioning the visitors.  The girls loved being careers detectives, armed with their notebooks and inquisitive minds - “it was really fun guessing people’s jobs instead of them just telling us.”

    The varied panel of guests, which included a lawyer, theatre prop maker, automotive engineer games designer and tiger keeper amongst others, spoke about their chosen profession and their career journey so far. The girls left brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for their future career paths. 

    Mrs Bennett, Careers Coordinator, described the session as, "a brilliant workshop to help the younger girls start to think about different career possibilities.  The girls discovered more about particular job roles, but also learnt that many key employability skills such as communication, IT, problem-solving, teamwork are essential to most jobs.  It has also helped strengthen the connection between their education and the world of work, as well as being a lot of fun!

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  • Sliding to Success

    The Kingsley School’s U14 ski team have recently returned from the English Schools’ Indoor Ski Championships with trophies in individual and team races.

    The competition, which took place at Chill Factore in Manchester on Sunday 14th May, saw school ski teams from across the UK compete in individual and team slalom races. The Kingsley School team, comprising of Emma Lawton, Hannah Dennison, Lorenza Chapman and Lucy Sainsbury, finished 2nd overall in the team race, with Hannah and Emma finishing 3rd and 4th in the individuals respectively. Kingsley finished second to Surbiton High School, the largest and most renowned school ski club in the country, by a few seconds.

    Ski Team Manager, Mr Alan Edwards, said, “This is a fantastic result for Kingsley. The girls’ commitment and dedication is admirable; they are quickly working up the ranks to become one of the country’s top school ski squads.”

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  • Kingsley Daughters Explore the Workplace

    For one day in the spring term, Year 8 girls at The Kingsley School get an exciting chance to step into the world of work, when we invite their parents to participate in national ‘Take Your Daughter to Work’ day. 

    This year, girls headed off to design agencies, hospitals, engineering firms, hotels and a variety of other businesses to learn more about the roles their parents have and to discover what exactly they do each day!  The girls all loved the chance to step into the workplace, with Tasha saying “it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. I want to do it again! For Milly, it was “an amazing experience. I felt like I was actually working for them.  Making a logo for a company was unreal because I can tell people that I created it.” 

    Some stayed closer to home, such as Cecilia who worked in Prep at Kingsley for the day.  “I really enjoyed working with the little children and helping them with phonics. I had a really good first-hand experience of teaching work.”

    Mrs Bennett, Careers Coordinator feels, “this day is an important part of our girls’ careers education, giving them an early insight into the world of work, exposing them to what goes on during the working day, showing and strengthening the connection between education and the world of work and therefore reinforcing the value of their education”.

    ‘Take Your Daughter to Work’ day is often the first chance for girls to really experience the workplace, and is a brilliant opportunity for families to start those early conversations exploring career possibilities for their daughters.   Our current year 7s can’t wait until they can visit next year!

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  • Marketeers in the Making!

    Year 9 students recently enjoyed an exciting enterprise day – the Chocolate Challenge - at The Kingsley School, working in teams to explore different working roles in a company and learning more about key entrepreneurial and employability skills such as leadership, communication, organisation, working with numbers, teamwork and negotiation. 

    Each team formed a 'company' and assigned their working roles of Marketing & Sales Director, Brand Consultant, Production Manager, Financial Director and Buying Manager, Ably led by a Managing Director, they then had to design, package and plan the marketing for their product - whilst hopefully making a profit along the way! - culminating in a presentation to the judges.

    The students produced some excellent results, demonstrating original thinking and resourcefulness along the way.  Innovative ideas included linking chocolates to a free app (with collectable emojis to scan contained within the packaging), and chocolate treats for dogs contained within a fun toy designed to break open on play.  There was some really imaginative work and all teams worked fantastically well together.  The students themselves reflected on the skills they used during the day, suggesting ‘creativity, collaboration, imagination, persuasive writing, maths, listening, perseverance, style, confidence, originality and design’. 

    Careers Coordinator Mrs Bennett said:  “What a fantastic day!  The girls successfully overcame any challenges they faced and produced some truly impressive product ideas and presentations.  Days such as these provide an excellent opportunity for our students to widen their knowledge of different careers and are a chance for them to develop many skills, in particular, their flair for design and marketing.  Feedback shows the girls particularly enjoyed working collaboratively in teams and seeing the fantastic results they achieved when they worked together, recognising that combining ideas can make them even better!”

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  • Rewarding Those Who Give So Much To The Community

    People who give selfless service to the community have been awarded at the Royal Leamington Rotary Club’s Community Spirit Awards, which this year were widened to include nominations from the pupils of The Kingsley School.

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