Celebration of Achievement Evening

Kingsmead held its annual presentation evening on Wednesday 11 September to celebrate the achievements of its students during the previous academic year. The event was attended by students, parents, staff and governors and awards were presented for academic subject and sport accomplishments.

Kingsmead GCSE Results 2019

Once again Kingsmead is celebrating very good GCSE results. The headline figure of Grade 5+ and Grade 4+ in both English and Mathematics are 36.3% and 65% respectively. Initial estimates suggest that the progress made by students is good.

Leavers' Prom 2019

Kingsmead’s Year 11 students arrived in style to their leavers’ prom, held at Oake Manor Golf Club on Friday 21 June. The clouds cleared just in time for a beautiful evening of sunshine; perfect for the year group to make their grand entrances in all manner of styles. After photos on the red carpet the students enjoyed a 3-course meal and disco inside the venue with their classmates and teachers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a proud send-off for the year group.

Kingsmead teacher honoured in national celebration of teaching awards

Kingsmead School is extremely proud to announce that Mrs Morag Colley, Assistant Headteacher, has won a Silver Teaching Award in the category of Excellence in Special Needs Education in the Pearson National Teaching Awards. Selected from thousands of nominations, Mo is one of just 68 Silver Award winners across the country to be recognised on 19th of June, on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’, as the Pearson National Teaching Awards marks its 21st year of celebrating excellence in education.

Thank you Berrys!

Thank you to Berrys Coaches for sponsoring Kingsmead - by providing free transport for all our Year 9 and 10 girls and staff when then run 5k on 25 June at Longrun Meadow in Taunton. The girls have been training for this event in their PE lessons – their couch to 5K challenge – which culminates in this run. Good luck girls!

Send off in Style

Kingsmead’s Year 11 students spent their last day in school on 23 May prior to going on study leave. They are now in the midst of their GCSEs but took a break off this afternoon to spend a picnic lunch together and enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine. Later was their final year group assembly; a time to say farewell and reminisce over their last 5 years at Kingsmead.

Water Vole and Rivers Learning Day

At the end of last term Kingsmead Forest School students enjoyed a water vole and rivers learning day at Piles Mill, Holnicote. The students spent time with the National Trust riverlands project team and had the great experience of seeing the rare water vole up close. They also learned a great deal about the species from a presentation by water vole expert, Derek Gow.

Kingsmead County Champs!

Brilliant news – three teams from Kingsmead who played at the Schools County Final Games, held at Millfield during the first week of April, have beat the competition to become Somerset County Champions.


65 students from Year 10 had the opportunity to travel to Cardiff on 21 March to watch The National Theatre’s production of Macbeth at the Wales Millennium Centre. The students are studying Macbeth as part of their curriculum for their English Literature GCSE and this was a great chance to see a live theatrical performance to support and enrich their learning.

World Book Day 2019

This year’s World Book Day took place on Thursday 7th March and Kingsmead teachers recognised the day by bringing the theme of books and reading into their lessons in a variety of ways. Some teachers chose to post an inspirational quote about books in their room/talk to their students about their favourite book, while others played the Great Big Book quiz in registration time. Mrs Freeman’s Year 7 MFL class listened to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” in German for "Welttag des Buches", ie World Book Day.