Foley Infant students enjoy Kinver Cavalcade

We had a lovely time last Wednesday welcoming students from Foley Infant School to our Cavalcade Sports Day. Then on Friday some of our Year 10 students went to Foley to help with their Fun on the Field sports event.

On both occasions our students loved working with the students and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining them.

Mrs Jones from Foley Infant School, said: “A massive thank you to you and your students for last week. On Wednesday, we all came up to Kinver High for a well organised, welcoming, inclusive event enjoyed by everyone.  Staff commented on how well it was organised and how well the students interacted with our children.

“Then on Friday, you came down to us with more willing student volunteers to help with our Fun on the Field event.  They were great with the little ones, helping and guiding where appropriate.  They were polite with our staff and other adults.  I hope that they enjoyed it as much as the Foley children did.  The highlight was to see some Kinver High compete in a sprint race – the Foley children were still talking about how fast they all were during lunchtime!

“Your students were a real credit to you and the school, they should be very proud of how well they conducted themselves!”

Thank you to everyone who helped. We all hope that we can do the same again next year!



Students invited to send in Summer Postcards

Our Geography Department are inviting postcards from our students during their summer holiday.

We plan to produce a display in the autumn highlighting the places our students visited during the summer, whether it is a holiday abroad or a day trip locally. We look forward to seeing the postbag when we return!

Thank you in advance


Year 7 DT Food Assessment

Year 7 students finished DT Food on a high this year by producing some outstanding pizzas in their assessment practical last week.

Students demonstrated all of the skills which they have learnt throughout DT this year. They worked independently and produced well-presented pizzas in a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.

Food teacher, Mr Parry, said: “Congratulations to Anna Clayton, Bethany Dew and Joe Pargeter for producing these fantastic examples (shown). All of the students produced some excellent pizzas – well done!”


Last Friday seven of our Year 10 students from Kinver High completed a three day walking expedition in Church Stretton as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

The students walked over The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd in a range of conditions including sun and rain. As part of the expedition, students camped for two nights and cooked all of their own meals.

PE teacher, Mr Parry, said: “Our students performed fantastically well on the expedition and worked superbly as a team. They were a credit to the school and should be proud of their achievements.”

The students were: Lola Meyrick, Dan Wood, Alice Rumble, Mia Thornley, Ellie Mae Goode, Lauren Humphries and Isabelle Taylor.

Well done everyone!


Geography Students visit Birmingham’s Grand Central

On Wednesday 19th June and Friday 5th July our Year 10 Geography students visited Grand Central in Birmingham to conduct an enquiry relating to the regeneration of the area.

Our students collected a variety of data at four locations around Grand Central and then within Grand Central.

The data which they collected will be analysed and written up in lessons and the students will then have an exam paper on this in their final GCSEs.

Geography teacher, Miss Gilhooley, said: “We completed pedestrian and traffic counts, environmental quality surveys, field sketches, land use surveys and questionnaires.

“The weather was kind and the data collection was successful. This data will help our students in their exam next year.”


Kinver’s Rounders Teams’ Success

Kinver High School’s rounders teams have had a brilliant season.

Well done to our U13 rounders team who won all of their league games except one tough match against Crestwood School.

Kinver’s U15 team won all of their league matches and then went to the final play-offs to play the other league winners! We beat Ellowes Hall but unfortunately Pedmore High School beat us by 2 rounders! The girls got silver medals!

PE teacher, Mrs Bayliss, said: “I am so proud of everyone who played. Well done!”

Kinver at Invictus Youth Speaks Competition

On Monday evening, we took two teams to the Invictus Youth Speaks competition at Ellowes Hall. Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 teams from all MAT schools competed by delivering speeches about a topic of their choice. Teams of three had the allocated roles of Chairperson, Main Speaker and Vote of Thanks.

Our students were fantastic! Our Year 9 team of Iwo Dokszewicz, Tegan Hands and James Bruce spoke about surveillance. Our Year 10 team of Lola Meyrick, Isabelle Taylor and Mia Thornley spoke about gender representation in the media.

Head of English, Miss Felton, said: “The Year 9s built on their excellent track record of speaking success since the autumn and spring term Rotary Club Youth Speaks competitions. The Year 10 team really impressed us by putting together a brilliant speech in just three weeks and coming second in their age range! Well done everyone.”