Rugby Win against Prince Henry’s

Congratulations to our Invictus Rugby team who played brilliantly against Prince Henry’s of Evesham yesterday and won 36-0.

Head of PE, Mr Wilkes, said: “Prince Henry’s High School are traditionally a very good rugby school and the last time we played them we lost 50-0. We were 31-0 up at half time and cruising so I made a few changes to even the game up. During the second half we took a bit of a battering but managed to stand our ground and keep a clean sheet. This gave us our second clean sheet in a row, which is quite unheard of in the rugby world.

“The lads have done really well this year and are making a crazy amount of progress in terms of their ability and their attitude. The Year 11 boys have stepped up and really held their own.”

Well done to everyone who played!

Kinver School Book Fair

Thank you to all the students who bought books at the recent Kinver High School Book Fair. We raised £274.87, unfortunately not quite enough to gain free books for the school, but it was still a great success as so many students bought books.

According to studies conducted by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), teenagers who read often, and those who had access to plenty of books, were more likely to develop a better vocabulary than their peers, knowing 26% more words than those who never read.

English teacher, Mrs Keane, said: “The week-long Book Fair encourages our students to read and is a great opportunity for them to purchase books at a good price. It links well with English lessons in years 7 and 8 as they have to read at the beginning of every lesson. Also, students in year 8 are completing a speaking and listening Invictus qualification based on what they read.”

Happy reading!

Former Kinver Student stars in Jekyll & Hyde

Well done to former Kinver High School student, Niamh Slater, who starred in last week’s performance of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Brierley Hill Civic Hall.

Jekyll and Hyde is a well-documented story featuring the scientist who strived to do good by ridding the world of evil by splitting the ‘bad’ side of a person from its ‘good’. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn.

Niamh, who has recently started her training at the Birmingham School of Theatre Excellence studying musical theatre, presented an exceptionally professional performance as Dr. Jekyll’s fiancée Emma. A review stated, ‘her voice is certainly one that wouldn’t be out of place on a West End stage. One to watch.’


Kinver Students Gripped by Frankenstein

Year 8 students had a fantastic afternoon yesterday on our English trip to see a production of Frankenstein at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.

Head of English, Miss Felton, said: “We were all gripped by the interesting and quite ‘jumpy’ performance! Seeing this play will certainly help students with their understanding of the gothic genre throughout our autumn term Year 8 scheme of work.”


Year 7 and 8 Kinver Bake Off Winners

Here are the latest winners in our Kinver High Bake-Off Competition. Our Year 7 and 8 students produced some amazing baking for the competition final on Friday.

Here are our Year 7 and Year 8 semi-finalists and the winners from both year groups! Well done to everyone who has taken part.

There is one more final to go with Year 11 baking on Tuesday next week. It is very close at the moment so all to play, or bake for!

Good luck!


‘An Inspector Calls’ for Kinver Students

Our Year 10 and 11 English students enjoyed a theatre trip to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury last week. They saw Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller ‘An Inspector Calls’, which returned after a sell-out London season and American tour.

English teacher, Mrs Keane, said: “The students were perfectly behaved and were a credit to the school. Seeing the show was a great revision tool for our year 11 and a fantastic learning opportunity for year 10 students who are currently studying it. Overall a fantastic trip with our wonderful students.”

Invictus Rugby Win

Well done to our Invictus Sixth Rugby Academy who won this season’s first fixture last week on the brand new Kinver High School rugby pitch…..what a result 54-0 win against The Royal School!

Kinver students go to see Frankenstein

Our Year 8 students are off to see Frankenstein performed at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry next Wednesday 9th October. They will see Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece which places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now
This is part of their gothic literature topic they are studying in English. They will leave school at 11.00 am and need to bring a packed lunch.

Kinver High Bake Off

We have been running a Kinver High Bake Off this term. Our students have produced some amazing baking for the competition.

Here is a bake from a previous baking round plus our Year 9 and Year 10 semi-finalists and the winners from Year 9 and Year 10! Well done to everyone who has taken part.

Year 7 and 8 finals are taking place tomorrow. Good luck!


A Great Night at Kinver School Open Evening

On Wednesday 2 October  staff and students at Kinver High School welcomed prospective students and their families from the local and wider community to our annual Open Evening event.

Hundreds of year 6 students explored all areas of the school. The evening began with a welcome address from the school’s senior leaders and Invictus Education Trust CEO, Tony Bowles. Our head boy and head girl also gave exceptional speeches and the audience in the packed auditorium were treated to two incredible performances from 3 extremely talented students.

Student leaders acted as tour guides and hosts for the evening with each department packed with students and staff excited to demonstrate what their subject has to offer!

We had some gruesome dissections in the spooky science department along with the odd (CONTROLLED) explosion and a teacher being set on fire! An interactive tour of the PE curriculum and an international cafe in the MFL department were among other highlights. All departments looked wonderful and were truly brought to life by our students and the activities our teachers and staff organised.

We would like to thank all those that attended and to the students that acted as exemplary hosts and tour guides, the final thank you must go to the wonderful team of staff that go above and beyond to create such a fantastic event!

A gallery of the evening can be found on the school Facebook Page