The Women in Black

On Tuesday 11th November 47 Year 11 drama students travelled to The Fortune Theatre in London to see The Women in Black a gripping theatrical exploration of terror, ‘a masterpiece’ (The Guardian) that’s been thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft.




The Battlefields of Northern France

Last weekend 19 Kineton students travelled to the battlefields of northern France in support of their History studies.  The 3 day trip  which coincided with the centenary remembrance commemorations visited areas including Ypres, the Somme and Menin Gate.   The students visited a number of museums and memorials but were particularly impressed by the Passchendaele Memorial Exhibition which included information and exhibits on the tunnels and trenches used in WW1 and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial commemorating the 66,000 who died to gain just 6km.  The trip also took in sights such as the craters created at the start of the Battle of the Somme and the medical bunkers and advanced dressing station at Essex Farm Canadian cemetery ( where the ‘In Flanders Field’ poet John McCrae worked).

Comments from the students who participated included:

‘The memorials were overwhelming and the museums informative.’ ‘Very moving and informative.’ ‘I learned so much which was so interesting.’ ‘I loved going into the trenches and walking around the memorials – it is so important to remember.’


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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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