We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers all students the opportunity to succeed. We focus on teaching students the skills to be effective learners, and to encourage in them a love of learning that they will keep throughout their life. Many enrichment opportunities add to students' experience and development.
The work that takes place in the classroom is the cornerstone of the school's success. A dedicated team of well qualified and skilled teachers and support staff provide outstanding learning and teaching for students and our work as a training school helps to maintain and develop further the quality of the classroom experience. Our students are enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious to succeed and maintain very high standards of behaviour and engagement in their studies. They are encouraged to be reflective and creative in their thinking and to become increasingly independent learners as they progress through the school.
Every student will need guidance and encouragement and at Seven Kings we aim to meet individual needs by providing the right level of challenge and support to ensure students reach their full potential.
We have various intervention programmes to enable students to succeed. These support those students who may need extra help, such as those with learning difficulties or those students who are gifted and talented.
There is a structured homework timetable and all students are given a planner to help them organise their time and workload. Parents/carers are asked to check this on a weekly basis. There are homework support clubs at lunchtimes and after school to help students if they need it.
The school also has effective mentoring schemes, with both staff and student mentors available to support students.
There are many opportunities for students to take part in extra curricular activities at Seven Kings. A large number of clubs and activities take place outside lesson times. Staff are committed to providing different opportunities to enrich the lives of Seven Kings' students. Subject based clubs, such as those in Art, Drama, Music, Science, Sport and Technology enhance the curriculum and many trips and visits support classroom learning.
We offer a number of residential trips, to places like Paris, Spain, China, outdoor pursuits at Glasbury House in Wales and a skiing trip to Austria. Students are encouraged to enter competitions and to contribute to the community in different ways. Our various school councils help develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for students' views to be heard.
There are termly Music concerts and many Drama productions each year which help students develop their performance skills and their self-confidence. The P.E. department run many school teams and have enjoyed considerable success
in local competitions.
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We are a Teaching School and this designation has supported our drive for excellence in all that we do.
Our facilities are excellent; in addition to having a clean, modern and stimulating learning environment, we have benefited from a lecture theatre, second drama studio and an all weather pitch.
We have extensive ICT provision
We have extensive ICT provision and our buildings and grounds are maintained to the highest level. All of this helps provide a safe and stimulating environment for young people to learn and enjoy their school experience and helps to reflect our cultural richness and diversity.
Our Ecology Garden and allotment are centres for our work on sustainable development. Students can relax and socialise in the Chess Quad or other recreational areas. The restaurant provides an attractive dining and social area and the school environment is greatly enhanced by a range of sculptures and art work.
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