The Academy are pleased to announce that construction works have commenced to create a 3G artificial grass pitch and improved grass pitches on the Academy site. This development will provide our students with state of the art facilities for PE lesson and extra-curricular activities. The Academy also plans to continue to build on its great relationships with local community groups to allow use of these facilities on evenings and weekends. For any enquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After school we held the Free Throw Basketball Competition and it was wonderful seeing the students trying to out do one another but yet it was still a friendly atmosphere where they all supported each other.

A very close encounter and the favourites to win were Parkes House...but...

The results:

1st Walters House 40 points 🏆

2nd Parkes House 30 points

3rd Tolkien House 20 points

4th Lloyd House  10 points

Rowing final results.

1st place Parkes - 383,287m
2nd place Lloyd - 271,733m
3rd place Tolkien - 266,996m
4th place Walters - 199,436m

Huge congratulations to Parkes house who were overall winners. Top rowers in each year group all win vouchers as well as Daniel of Year 10 for winning the 2000m challenge and Nic in the 2 minute challenge with an impressive 574m.

We had the pleasure of welcoming author Cat Weatherill to our Academy on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Cat delivered a storytelling session for all Year 7s students in an extended assembly and the workshops all ran smoothly. The students performed wonderfully with their metaphor writing. ​​​​​​​The workshops covered three themes; an introduction to autobiographical storytelling, cinematic writing and abstract writing.

Participation will have a positive impact on students’ confidence with reading and English skills. Special thanks to our staff for making it a great day too.

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    We collected £360 from the sale of red noses. Thanks to everyone involved especially the Sixth Form for selling them.

    Yesterday we took a wonderful group of students on a ‘Fun Field Trip’ to Coventry. We travelled to Coventry on the ‘Avanti’ train service while their PR team filmed and interviewed our students about how exciting their experience was. Once we arrived we had a walking tour from the station to the Herbert Art gallery where we were able to view the exhibition from the artist - Daniel Lismore.

    We then had a nice lunch and completed an art task in their learning classroom where the students produced some great work! We also had the opportunity to visit St. Michaels Cathedral on the way back, the students were in awe.

    The organisers of the trip from ‘Avanti’ and the Herbert gallery were extremely complimentary of our students – “It was such a brilliant day; as I said to you, the kids were impeccably behaved and were a real credit to you and to the school. They seemed genuinely engaged in the activity and keen to learn.

    The company are keen to get more of our students ‘on board’ for future trips! It’s so important that we provide these opportunities for students to improve their cultural capital and enjoying school generally, more than ever ‘post COVID’.

    It was wonderful to see so many after school yesterday with the Year 7 students competing to recreate fictional characters for World Book Day with their arts, design and craft skills. The results are as follows:

    • 1st place: Isabelle 7N with Mary Poppins
    • 2nd place: Sophie 7N with The Christmasasaurus Tied
    • 3rd place: Temi 7A; Zachary 7L, Team Tolkien (Isabelle, Karys, Lilly-May, from 7O and Jaedene and Lucy from 7E).

    House points:

    • 40 Championship Points – Lloyd
    • 30 Championship Points – Tolkien
    • 20 Championship Points – Parkes
    • 0 Championship Points - Walters

    Today we are celebrating World Book Day 2022. The World Book Day Shelfie competition is well underway and students are looking for clues to identify which bookshelf belongs to which staff member.

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      Reading can bring so much pleasure and we actively encourage reading at KESH Academy. For World Book Day we have lots of activities planned.

      • £1 book token.
      • A “Shelfie” competition: guess whose bookshelf is whose. Break and lunchtimes outside the theatre.
      • KS3 Treasure Hunt- guess the book from clues given to characters, one clue each lesson.
      • Year 7 Book Character Collage house competition. After school DT area.



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