European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages is celebrated all across Europe on 26th September every year and this year marks the 15th anniversary. To celebrate, Kingsmead held its very own Eurovision song contest with students in Year 7 performing a song in either French, German or Spanish. Competition was fierce and a huge amount of effort was put into the skills of pronunciation, which is fundamental in language learning and also memory, an essential lifelong learning skill.

New Art Mural goes on display

The outside of Kingsmead’s South Block building has been enhanced this week with a fabulous piece of artwork created by students and staff. The large 8ft x 20ft mural was constructed, drawn and painted by students and the Art Department during Challenge Week in July this year.

World Peace Day

Students and staff took part in World Peace Day on Wednesday 21 September 2016. The day is recognised and observed around the world with a view to strengthening the ideals of peace, bringing about an annual day of global unity and intercultural co-operation.

Supporting your child to be successful in Year 11 evening

On Thursday 15th September students and their parents attended the annual ‘Supporting Your Child to be Successful in Year 11’ evening. During the evening presentations were given regarding all aspects of school life, from pastoral care to post-16 options.

Kingsmead celebrate another excellent set of results

Governors, staff and students at Kingsmead School, Wiveliscombe, are delighted with this summer’s GCSE results. 62% of students achieved the government’s benchmark measure of A* - C grades in both English and Maths, 70% achieved five or more GCSEs at grade C or above and 98% achieved five A* - G grades.

House Cup Winners!

Barle House were announced as the winners of this Year’s House Cup during assembly on Friday 15 July with a clear lead over their rivals:-

Sports Day

The weather was glorious and there was a great atmosphere when the whole school turned out to enjoy Sports Day on the afternoon of Thursday 14 July. There was the chance for everyone to get involved with a full programme of competition in track and field plus tug of war, indoor wheelchair basketball and boccia. House Teams supported competitors from the sidelines and some students got the chance to try their hand at commentating and interviewing courtesy of the 10 Radio booth on site. Have a look at these photos which give a taste of the afternoon……

National Track & Field Championships

Many Congratulations to Matt Alvarez from Year 11. Matt competed at the Schools National Track & Field Championships which were held at Gateshead on the weekend of 8-9 July. After qualifying in the heats Matt ran in the 200m Final and achieved 5th place with a time of 22.40s. A brilliant achievement!

Celebration of Achievement Evening

Kingsmead’s annual presentation evening was held on 13 July to celebrate the achievements of students over the past academic year. The event was attended by students, parents, staff and governors and awards were presented for academic subject and sport accomplishments. Guest speaker was Exeter Chiefs Rugby Legend Mr Neil Clark. Also welcomed were our Zambian Exchange Visitors who sang a musical piece to the audience.

Kingsmead welcomes its Zambian Visitors!

We welcome our Zambian Exchange students and teachers who arrived in Wiveliscombe on Friday 8 July! Our guests spent last weekend settling in and getting to know their host families and also sang to the local community at church on Sunday. In school this week they have spent time in lessons working on creative writing and global issues projects as well as taking part in Sports Day. They have also visited Taunton Museum, Vivary Park and meet the mayor!