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Sep262016

26th September 2016

Three weeks into the new school year and school is back in full swing.  The year began with us reflecting on some excellent GCSE and A Level exam results.

At GCSE there were some exceptional individual performances with the following students at the forefront in terms of attainment : Joe Frost with 7A* and 4 A grades, Grace Imeson-Wood with 6A* and 6 A grades, Charlotte Turner with 6A* and 5 A grades, Lily Higgins with 5A* and 6 A grades and Grace Reid with 5 A* and 6 A grades.  At A Level we celebrated with Dominic Wilson who gained 3 straight A grades.  Dominic is now studying History and Politics at the University of Exeter. Every student who applied for a university place achieved their goals and are now embarking on the exciting prospect of life at university. While these were outstanding individual A Level and GCSE results there are many other students who have also achieved beyond expectations and we are very proud of them. Our students worked extremely hard and deserve their success and our congratulations.

As a school we once again performed above national averages for key measures such as the percentage of students attaining 5A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths (60%), A*-C in English (an excellent 86%) and Maths (at 66%).  We were also very pleased to record a positive score for our Progress 8 measure which is the latest method of measuring the progress students make in school. I am very grateful to the staff at Kinver High for their unfailing commitment to our students and to the continuing improvement of the School.

Our building project continues to gather momentum.  All survey work is now complete and the planning application is with the council.  We expect the actual building work to begin now in the new year with a completion ready for the new school year in September 2017.  I include some initial images of what our new block will look like.  The keener eyed will spot a new reception area as well.


During this week, on the evening of September 27th we will welcome visitors to our Open Evening.  I am particularly looking forward to introducing the school to many prospective new students and parents who will be able to share in the excitement of new developments at our school.  As ever I am sure that our students will be excellent guides and ambassadors for our visitors.

Many of our students will be eager to talk about the school and their success since being here.  The latest to do so will be our Staffordshire Best Kept Village Award winners who received their awards at a prize giving ceremony recently.  Year 9 student Neave Buckley-Harris won the county Textile prize and Emma Bastable and Faith Imeson-Wood, both in Year 10, were county winners of the Ceramic competition.  As ever we are proud to have such talented students representing our school so successfully.  Well done girls.