The winner of our amazing sloth goes to Maneet Taal from 7H who correctly guessed the name Popcorn. Well done to Maneet and thank you to all students and staff who took part in the fundraising event. Overall, £78 was raised for Birmingham’s Children Hospital.

Yesterday, we took a small amount of year 7’s to Nechells well-being centre where they had the opportunity to experience leadership roles that will support in improving confidence and self-esteem. Some of our students have found the transition from primary to secondary difficult, so this experience was a fantastic gateway to help support with confidence. Our year 7’s got to participate in a variety of activities that required them to socially interact with their peers, including students from other schools. In a few weeks’ time, they will deliver sports activities to primary school students. It was a great day to see students grow in confidence and learn about what makes a good leader.

On Thursday 15th December KESH Academy held a Culture Day, to celebrate the diversity within the school. There was a range of activities, dance workshops, music, food, storytelling and competitions, with themes from all over the world. Please click the link below for student feedback.

The Reverend Susan Larkin and volunteer Debbie Green visited us today to collect our donations for the St. Thomas Church Garrets Green Food Bank initiative. Student Council representatives met with Susan and Debbie to hand over the significant donations collected throughout the school. Many thanks to our students, families and staff that helped to support the appeal so generously, especially during these difficult times. The support for our local community has been amazing. We are so proud of you all! Thank you.

On Saturday we took 14 lucky students to Twickenham Stadium to watch England take on Japan in the Autumn Nations Series.

If you watched the game you’ll know that England put on a show with 7 tries in a thrilling game winning 52-13! It was the first time going to Twickenham for all students and they had an amazing time with memories that I’m sure will last a long time. The students behaved impeccably and were a pleasure to spend the day with. After the game, the players came out with their little ones and threw out a load of mini rugby balls - two of which were caught by William and Seb and signed by the one and only MANU TUILAGI!!!!

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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