22nd February- Year 10 D&T Harry Potter World Visit
Mr Bagnall is exploring the possibility of taking Year 10 D&T students to visit Harry Potter World to support their study of set design. If you would like your child to take part, please return the interest slip at the end of his recent letter to parents.
9th February- March Activity Day Year 8
Year 8 students will take part in one of two trips on our March activity day. Students in 8G and 8P will visit Bodiam Castle- please click here for the letter to parents. Students in 8E and 8C will visit Birling Gap- please click here for the letter to parents.
6th February- Year 11 Summer Ball and End of Term Information Letter
Please click here for the recent letter to parents regarding the Year 11 Summer ball, celebration assembly and expectations during GCSE exams.
6th February-Year 11 English and Maths Curriculum Evening, materials from 5th February
Please click here for the English presentation given by Mrs Vincent and click here for the Maths presentation given by Mr Bridges.
5th February- Year 11 Mock Examinations, Half Term Intervention and Update Letter
Please click here for Mrs Price's recent letter parents regarding arrangements for Year 11 mock examinations and half term interventions. Click here for the mock examination timetable.
2nd February- Year 7 English Activity Day
On our March activity day, students in Year 7 will have the opportunity to take part in one of two Shakespeare enrichment activities. Please click here for the letter to parents.
29th January- KS3 'Get Active' Challenge
All students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) are invited to take part in the 'Get Active' Challenge. Students are encouraged to increase their physical activity whilst raising money for charity and potentially even winning prizes. You can read Miss Staples' recent letter home here.
25th January- Church of England Affiliated Schools Scheme
King's School has been accepted as an affiliated school in the Church of England. You can find out more about this exciting development in our recent letter to parents/carers.
24th January - Mock Exams & Student Handbook
Year 11 will have a second round of mock exams on the week commencing 26th February. These will mostly take place at the Portslade Baptist Church, as in November, and we will be issuing individual timetables nearer the time. You can access the Student Exam Handbook printed for all Year 11 students in November here which includes the dates of Summer 2018 GCSE exams.
8th January- Amendments to Extracurricular Timetable
Due to Period 7 sessions for Year 11, some sports clubs will not run as originally advertised on the Spring extracurricular timetable. You can view the amendment to clubs here.
4th January - 2018 Year 7 Intake
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering 125 Year 7 places for September 2018 entry to meet the pressure for places at this school. As you may know, our PAN is 150 but we have had to offer no more than 100 places per year group in recent years due to the restrictions of our temporary site. This September we will be admitting 125 Year 7 students; and from September 2019 we expect to admit 150 Year 7 students, in line with our PAN, when we move to our permanent home in West Blatchington.
20th December - Admissions Consultation for entry in September 2019
We are currently consulting on our admissions policy for entry in September 2019, with an amendment to our policy for entry in September 2018. Please find information on the consultation here and our proposed admissions policy for September 2019 here.
19th December- Prayer Space Report
'Off the Fence' ran another successful prayer space for students, staff, and parents at King's last week. You can read their report on the event here.
7th December 2017- Social Media Letter, Year 11 Parents Evening Letter
Please find Mrs Price's recent letter to parents regarding social media here.
Please find Mr Bridges' letter regarding Year 11 Parents' Evening here.
16th November 2017- 2018-19 Term Dates
Please find Mrs Price's recent letter to parents regarding term dates for the 2018-19 academic year here.
14th November 2017- Year 9 Visit to Ypres
Following the success of last year's visit to the WW1 battlefields, Mrs Cager will be taking a group of 50 year 9 students to Ypres in March 2018. The visit is open to all Year 9 students, although spaces are limited. Please find Mrs Cager's recent letter home here.
13th November 2017- New Site Update
Following consent to the planning application for our new school building and facilities at West Blatchington, by BHCC and the Secretary of State, progress is being made on the discharge of the “pre-start on site” Planning Conditions. The contract with Kier Construction and agreement with RET is being finalised so that enabling works can commence on site before Christmas. Work on our new school build is expected to start in earnest towards the end of January 2018 and will continue until completion of all works; both new buildings and external areas, by 5 August 2019. Although the overall programme duration has not changed, the start on site is later than envisaged. Careful monitoring of the programme once on site will occur to ensure the end date of August 2019 is met. Nevertheless, by taking possession of our new premises over the summer holidays 2019, the move from our current site will be easier than if the school had been in session. In line with planning requirements, we have begun discussions with local bus service providers to extend existing popular routes to West Blatchington, in readiness for our move.
We will keep you updated in the coming months as work proceeds. In the meantime if you have any questions then please contact us via email@example.com
8th November 2017- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Please find Miss Wood's recent letters home regarding payment plans for the silver award here, and the bronze award here.
DT Contribution Request- Please find Mr Bagnall's recent letter home here.
Year 11 'Speaking and Listening' Endorsement- Please find Mrs Vincent's recent letter home here.
Exam Hall News- Please find Mrs Price's recent letter regarding rooming for GCSE exams here.
Art Contribution Letters- Please find Mrs Phelan's recent letter to parents of students taking GCSE Art here, and to the remainder of the school here.
Open Evening Presentation- You can read the full text of Mrs Price's speech here and see the accompanying presentation here. You can also read the text of the speech made by one of our founding parents here.
Year 11 Information Evening- Please find the information booklet here.
2019 Ski Trip- Please find the recent letter home here. You can view the presentation regarding the ski trip here. Please click here for supplementary information on payment dates. Please note- the Ski trip is now full. If your son/daughter was not successful in gaining a place on the trip and you would like to add them to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 10 Information Evening- Please click here for the information booklet and here for Maths, Science and English presentation.
- Year 9 Information Evening- You can view Mr Bridges' presentation from the Year 9 parents' information evening here, and find a copy of the information booklet from the evening here.
C3 and Late Detentions- Please find the recent letter home here.
Update on Sixth Form- Please find the recent letter home here.
Tutor Group Alterations- Year 9 into Year 10- Please find the recent letter home here.
New site meeting- Please find the presentation from the summer meeting regarding our new site here.
KS3 Assessment- Please find a letter to parents on Trust-wide changes to assessment at Key Stage 3 here. The presentation to parents given by Mr Bridges and Mrs Price in the academic year 2016-17 can be found here.