Our school will provide a learning environment where the Christian faith is lived and taught and the beliefs and practices of those of other faiths, or none, are respected and valued and diversity celebrated. The school will provide a supportive and caring environment where pupils enjoy learning and pupils and staff feel safe, where expectations are high and the contribution of individuals is valued. Our Christian ethos will support our vision via practical manifestations including the following:

  • Use of free school freedoms to deliver and support our educational programmes
  • Setting our own taught day with enrichment supporting the specialisms
  • Using the National Curriculum as a broad & balanced platform which we will extend

Key features of our proposed school are:

  • Our core purpose is to provide the skills necessary to become outstanding learners both whilst they remain at our school and also throughout their lives
  • We encourage everyone to develop independent learning skills and to support each other in achieving this important goal
  • As a Church of England school our mission is to be one where each individual is valued and respected
  • We will aim to meet the needs of all our learners by offering them every opportunity to learn and develop in order to fulfil their potential
  • We will celebrate our skills, talents and successes within a community founded upon Christian values
  • Through timetabling flexibility as the school grows, we will make use of smaller taught group sizes, for example by taking six forms of 30 totalling 150 students and creating seven taught groups of 22 students
  • Our dual focus on Science and Sport will motivate students by using relevant real-life contexts including via immersion learning applications, and support higher standards in other subjects through cross-curricular working, as well as benefiting from alliance with our partner school, Christ’s School in Richmond
  • Students will draw significant benefit in terms of well-being from the pastoral care available which will include a vertical House approach while drawing on chaplaincy experience and expertise
  • A wide-ranging enrichment programme will be provided during an extended day which will include a Breakfast Club and after-school supervised Homework Club, supporting personal as well as academic development while offering parent-friendly provision
  • Kingston Church of England Secondary School will have high aspirations for all students, and we will work with the Headteacher to set ambitious gap-narrowing targets for all relevant subgroups of pupils as listed and scrutinised by Ofsted
  • We will provide termly reports to parents as well as continuous real-time online access to information using a secure parent area of the school’s website in order to ensure they remain engaged and updated at all times
  • Kingston Church of England Secondary School will establish and develop strong mutually beneficial partnerships with the local family of schools, local agencies, business, and charities to support learning opportunities for our students and develop our teachers, meeting Equality Act 2010 requirements
  • Our school will prepare students for their future pathways into further and higher education and into fulfilling careers