We are looking for four host families to help look after the next group of students to visit us from Sri Lanka.
The opportunity to stay with a British family is a wonderful experience for our visitors who are all girls and range from ages 14-18. They will be in England from the 4th-10th October 2014.
Host families would need to provide a room for two girls to sleep in; this can be on put-up or camp beds, and provide meals for the girls. You would look after the girls at the weekend and they would then accompany your child to school during the day. We can help with transport to and from school if necessary. Please be assured that accommodation doesn’t need to be palatial, and the girls are very open to trying a wide range of English cuisine.
The girls can be hosted by families with either girls and/or boys and by families with students in any year. It is a great opportunity to learn about a very different culture.
If you would be interested please contact school for more details.
You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01926 640465.
Over the summer holidays seven Kineton students, Peter Stockbridge, Harry Camp, Franklin Hamilton, Kallum Dixey, Edward Harrison, Katherine Gilks and Danielle Watson, travelled to the Lake District to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition. They started off at Coniston Water and ended up on ‘The Struggle’ just outside Ambleside. They went via Grizedale Forest, Torver, Tarn Hows, Great Langdale and Glenridding. In just four days they walked over 80 km, climbed 3130 metres, and carried all the equipment and food they needed on their backs! They were spot on time at every check point and campsite and demonstrated excellent camp craft. They enjoyed the amazing views – most of them have never been to the Lakes before – and the camaraderie that comes from such a challenging experience.
The expedition is just one quarter of the full Gold Award – in which you have to volunteer, learn a new skill, do a physical activity and attend a weeks residential at gold level.
We are hoping that 3 or 4 of the group will complete their award before the end of this year and so receive their invitation to the Palace to be presented with their award.
Congratulations to them all on completing the expedition section!
Kineton High School offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award at bronze, Siler and Gold level to students from Year 10 upwards.
Join us on Wednesday 17th September at 6.30 for advice and support on parenting your teenagers. For more information contact Lisa Ballard on 01926 640465.
Great GCSE achievement at Kineton High School.
The long wait was finally over on the 21st August and all our students’ hard work was rewarded as we celebrated their superb GCSE results. We were delighted with record breaking student progress as 68% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. 77% attained an A*-C grade in English and 74% attained an A*-C in Maths.
We are incredibly proud of our students and staff who have worked hard with the support of parents to achieve these great results.
Great A Level results and an Oxford University place for Kineton High School.
Kineton celebrated another set of exceptional results this summer including its first ever Oxford graduate – Lucy Marlow who will start at Pembroke College, Oxford in October. This is the first time a student from Kineton High School has gained a place at an Oxbridge University – it is a moment in history for the school, and also for Lucy and her family. Along with a number of other students, in particular Jack Zuliani (A*, A, A, A,) and Amy Bowskill (A, A, A, A, B), Lucy achieved top grades in her A levels (A*,A*, A, B). We are very proud that, once again, Kineton High School has achieved exceptional results across the board and this is thanks to the dedication of staff and students and the support given by parents, with everyone aiming high and working hard together as a team.
The pass rate overall was 98% and an impressive 42% achieved A*-B grades.