Handball Winners

This half term we have had another exciting inter-house handball competition.  Tutor teams have been battling it out at break and lunchtimes through heats, quarters, semis and finally the grand final for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students.  Huge congratulations to all participants.

Key Stage 3

Winners Red/GL                                               Runners Up Adl/RD

KS3 Handball Winners RedGL

KS3 Handball Runners Up AdlRD









Key Stage 4

Winners Adl/JDL                                                 Runners Up Red/SRI

KS4 Handball Champions adljdl ks4 runners up redsri


Woodland Trust – Julia Morris

The Friends of Kineton High School  are organising  a collection to dedicate a tree through the Woodland Trust as a commemoration of Julia’s time as Headteacher at Kineton High School.

The Woodland Trust is an amazing organisation which not only protects Ancient Woods but restores woods which have been damaged or are under threat for future generations of children to enjoy. As Julia has a passion for walking and the outdoors, and lives locally near her grandchildren, we thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a tree which she would be able to enjoy over the forthcoming years.

Julia was Headteacher at Kineton for 12 years; during these years she has been a huge inspiration to so many of our children with her passion and commitment shining through for the school and pupils she loved.

The tree would be a great dedication to her as it will be sited at Kingtree Wood just outside Kineton. It would be a lovely place to take her grandchildren over the years and to watch them grow up together.

With your help we can give Julia this commemoration she so deserves as a thank you from all of us for her hard work in making Kineton the flourishing school it is today.

The cost of planting a sapling at Kingtree Wood by Julia would be £ 200.00 which is very achievable. I would hope, and love, to raise more for such a worthwhile charity and will inform you when a date has been set for the planting of the sapling.

There are three easy ways you can donate:

Online by copying the following link http://www.dedicatetrees.com/Donate.aspx

and typing in Julia Morris Fund under fund name.


By phone 0800 093 8466


By Post (Cheque only made payable to The Woodland Trust)

Group Funds (Julia Morris)
The Woodland Trust
Kempton Way
NG31 6LL


There is only a small window of opportunity to donate to Julia’s fund as donations need to be made by 24th October 2014. If you are like me, I have to action things straight away or else I forget and they don’t get done!

Many thanks in advance, if you need to ask any questions either email friends@kinetonhighschool.org.uk or call 07817 902166.


Linda Gilks

Chairperson to Friends of K.H.S


Sri Lankan Visitors

What an action packed 5 days we had with our latest visitors from Sri Lanka.  It was of course a real pleasure to welcome 12 students and 2 staff from our partner school Sanghamitta College in Galle Sri Lanka.

They arrived on Friday 3rd October and spent busy weekends with their host families enjoying trips out to quintessentially English sights such as Upton House, Oxford and Cadburys World!

Monday they were in school all day attending lessons and working on special projects looking at natural disasters, world banking, a weather project (torrential first hand experiences here!) and a leadership project.  Monday evening they all went ten pin bowling (a completely new experience for them) and Tuesday was spent at the historic Warwick Castle.

Wednesday morning they were back in school in lessons.  They managed to fit in a game of basketball with our Year 10s before leaving us at lunchtime to go down to London for a few days before they return home.

This is the fourth time we have welcomed a group of students here to Kineton and they were able to interact with students from Year 7 through to Sixth Form.

The students were accompanied by Sanghamitta College’s new Principal H Chandani Udakumbura who was able to meet Kineton’s new headteacher Mrs Siona Robson.  It was a good opportunity for the two heads to reaffirm the school’s longstanding relationship – a partnership that has seen 4 lucky groups of Kineton High students travel to Sri Lanka to experience life in a very different culture.

Our thanks go to our hosting families who warmly welcomed our guests.

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Young Carers enjoy riding at Radway

16 lucky students from Kineton High School are taking part in a very special project thanks to Maggie Boswell the owner of Radway Stables.  Maggie successfully applied for funding from Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport, an organisation that provides opportunities for people to participate in sport and physical activity,  to run four free introduction to horse riding sessions for the students and the opportunity to then continue riding at a discounted price.

Kineton High School nominated a group of students including young carers and students who would benefit from the experience of interacting with horses and they are now learning the basics of horse riding and horse care.

Lisa Ballard, Family Support Worker, at Kineton High School said:

‘We are very grateful to Maggie and her staff for providing this amazing opportunity, one that would not normally be open to these students.  Their experiences will help develop trust, teamwork and self-esteem skills and all whilst having a lot of fun!’

Picture below are some photos from the students first session.




Students get A Taste of France

– And Yes They All Tried Snails!

22 students from Kineton enjoyed a long weekend in St Omer in France where they took part in an action packed, intensive immersion weekend designed to hone their language skills.

The trip complemented the language studies that the students are involved in at school and we have found them to be a real boost to students’ confidence.  From the minute they arrived abroad a programme of cultural experiences and activity based learning were all undertaken in the foreign language.  In addition to getting the students thinking in and speaking in French, the trips also gave a fantastic insight and appreciation of the culture of our closest European neighbours.

The students on the 4 day trip to France stayed at the beautiful Chateau D’Ebblinghem, a dedicated language centre, just across the Channel and amongst their many trips they visited L’Escargotière du Choquel, a snail farm where everyone had to try the local delicacy!  The students also visited the Nausicaa Sea Centre, a specialist boulangerie and the Becasuc sweet factory.  They participated in town treasure trails and activities around Boulougne sur Mer and St Omer including an ‘Apprentice’ style challenge where they had to source a whole list of unusual items with just €20.  They also took part in interviews to find out all about the lives of the French and had a go making crepes.

The students from Years 10 and 11 are all studying French GCSE and they all agreed that not only had the trip really enhanced and improved their language skills but it had also been a lot of fun.

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