Tree Dedication

2014-12-05 14 55 17To celebrate Julia Morris’s 12 years as the Headteacher of Kineton High School the Friends of Kineton High School organised a collection for a tree dedication, through The Woodland Trust in Kingstree Wood just on the outskirts of Kineton.

The collection raised £251.  The tree planting and dedication took place on a bright but cold Friday 5th December.

Julia was delighted and said

‘Many thanks to you and all the Parents and Pupils for such a lovely afternoon and for honouring my Headship with an oak tree in Kingstree Wood.

I loved being Head of Kineton, it was so rewarding  to work with the young people, your sons and daughters, and the staff. You made me feel really special today and I will keep close watch over the tree in  all the years to come.’


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Senior Maths Challenge Award Winners

Kineton High School students have excelled in the 2014 United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge.  The competition recognises the best young mathematicians in the country and the Senior level is aimed at students in the Sixth Form.  The challenge involves answering multiple choice questions and is sat under normal school exam conditions.  The papers are then marked by UKMT.  The best students nationally are awarded bronze, silver or gold certificates.

This is a challenging test designed to stretch and challenge students’ abilities so we are delighted that this year we have 21 amazing Kineton students awarded 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 16 Bronze certificates.


In Year 13

Gold Winner – Gavin Faulkner

Silver Winners -Robin Barker, Harriet Macrae, Joshua McDougall, Peter Stockbridge

Bronze Winners  –  Katie Bourne, Holly Buckingham, Franklin Hamilton,  Jamie Hodgson, Saim Hussain, Gawain Hyde, Flora Leathart, James Maycock, Megan Pamplin, Jake Rollason, Luke Stacey, William Venables.

In Year 12                                                                   

Bronze Winners – Thomas Jelfs, Harris Newman, Bethany Stokes, Shannon Wickham


Our Gold winner, Gavin Faulkner, has also qualified for the Senior Kangaroo, a second stage invitation only round, for the very best mathematics students in the country.


Congratulations to them all!

Senior Maths Challenge Winners (Large)



Year 11 Mock Interviews

Every year we run mock interviews for our Year 11 students giving them the valuable experience of preparing for and participating in an interview.  We are very grateful to the members of our local community who give up their time freely to come into school  and interview our students.  We couldn’t do it without you!

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Year 7 Debating at Lawrence Sheriff

On Thursday 20th November some of our Year 7 students attended a very enjoyable debating day at Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby.   It was challenging but fun as they developed their ideas and arguments for the motion ‘Video games make children more violent.’   The motion was carried by 24 votes to 23!  This was the closest vote of the day!  Well done Year 7 you argued so well.


Silver D of E Fundraisers

Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh students managed to raise £494.59 whilst completing the volunteering section of the Award.  That is fabulous fundraising girls!  Here they are presenting a cheque to their chosen charity Marie Curie.

Marie Curie silver dofe presentation