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Well done to Year 7 and 8 English groups. We have some amazing readers and book quizzers. A few photos of our top quizzing teams! A huge shout out to Karson, for becoming our first word multi-millionaire this year. Karson has read a staggering 2,344,408 words since he started at KESH! Is anyone up for the challenge to try and catch him up, or will he be crowned the word warrior?

Once again, it was that time of year when the students of KESH with the support of their families supported our local food bank – an array of key items were collected which will really help towards giving some comfort to those who are struggling over the winter months.

The Reverend Susan Larkin and volunteer Janet Bare visited us today to collect our donations for the St. Thomas Church Garrets Green Food Bank initiative. Student Council representatives met with Susan and Janet to hand over the significant donations collected throughout the school.

Many thanks to our students, families and staff that helped to support the appeal so generously, especially during these difficult times. The support for our local school community has been amazing. We are so proud of you all! Thank you.


We are now in the final month of the dining room extension project. Works have been progressing well to date.

The building is now water tight so we are starting to see the final fit out of the space take shape. Solar panels have been fitted to the roof structure in order to reduce the Academy's carbon footprint. Roof lights to allow both natural light and natural ventilation into the space have been installed. The new servery area has started to be formed, mechanical and electrical services installation have commenced along with plastering and floor finishes.

We are currently on track to open the new facilities to students when they return from the Christmas Break.

The Student Council have been into assemblies this week to let our school members know that we are going to support St Thomas Garret’s Green Food Bank appeal this half term as our charity of choice. This local charity was supported last year and our school successfully supported their foodbank initiative. Let’s see if we can do the same this year! All pupils can bring in one item from the list, where possible, and give it to their Form Tutor. The appeal will run until 8th December 2023. St Thomas Garett’s Green Food Bank appeal supports our local community and families and can be accessed each Wednesday morning 9.30am -11am. If this time is not suitable other time slots can be arranged by calling the telephone number 0121 743 7040.

We had our first Year 7 football house competition and it was a huge success. We had an incredible 70 students turn up after school! 30 girls and 40 boys. It was great to see so many students excited and eager to represent their form and house. It was a great start to the year as it was the first house competition and it was a huge success. We hope to push many more opportunities for our students moving forward. Thanks to all staff for your support with this event.

Special thanks to staff for coming down and cheering their form on, the students were truly grateful for your time and support. After calculating the overall scores, here are the results for the house winners:

  • 1st - Parkes - 48 points
  • 2nd - Lloyd - 46 points
  • 3rd - Tolkien - 44 points
  • 4th- Walters - 36 points

Works to refurbish and extend our existing dining room, reception areas and office support spaces have continued throughout the summer holiday period.

Phase 2 of the project which includes the refurbished dining room space and reception area will be open when students return in September.

Phase 3 of the works will complete in late December 2023. Some progress photos are attached below to show the significant amount of works already undertaken.

Congratulations to the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics department who have achieved the Silver Award for the Religious Education Quality Mark. Well done on all the hard work put in to achieve this. For developing and implementing strategies that generate excellent RE and contribute to whole school improvement.

Congratulation to the KESH PE department who have been recognised for the School Games Bronze Award 2022/23! The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

The Trust

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