Alumni

At Kinver High School and Sixth Form we are keen to continue the growth and development of our Alumni database. Our vision is that by sharing these successes, it will inspire our current students to engage in their school work, succeed in examinations and become leaders in their own right.

We also want to ensure that our Kinver High School community continues to grow and that our past students feel connected to the school through regular updates and annual events that bring our students back together to share their stories.

 

Alumni Profiles

Here you will find a small number of profiles from some of our past students to help give you a flavour of these successes, and see where Kinver High School can take you.

Alumni Profiles

Here you will find a small number of profiles from some of our past students to help give you a flavour of these successes, and see where Kinver High School can take you.

 

Name: Joshua Hayward

Class of: 2017 (GCSE)

Results:

Biology A*, Chemistry A*, Physics A*, Maths 9, Further Maths A*, English Literature 9, English Language 7, History A*, Geography A*, PE A*, RE A*, French A, German A*

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

Without doubt, my time at Kinver High School helped to shape me both academically and personally, aiding me greatly in attaining my aspirations. I was most definitely challenged and encouraged to fulfil my potential.

After leaving Kinver High School:

I am currently attending St Peter’s College studying medicine. My first year at Oxford has been wonderful. Medicine is an incredibly interesting subject, and already at this stage, very rewarding. There is plenty of work with which to occupy yourself, but there is always a sense of accomplishment that accompanies the completion of work. All of this is made far easier by the astoundingly knowledgeable tutors here teaching us, all of whom are practicing specialists, professors, researchers, or a combination of these. Beyond the rather plenteous work, I have made some amazing friends, who are invaluable in enriching the university experience, and supporting me in my time here. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play basketball at University level; this is a fantastic opportunity to get needed breaks from working/studying’.

 

Name: Bethan Matthews

Class of: 2015 (GCSE)

After leaving Kinver High School:

I went to study nursing at the University of Leeds. I qualified as a children’s nurse and I am currently working in Birmingham Children’s Hospital as an Oncology Nurse.

My favourite thing about my degree is probably meeting children and their families and being able to help in their recovery and seeing how resilient they are. I’m specialising straight away and going to work on a children’s oncology ward. I worked on a similar ward in Leeds in my second year and loved it’.

 

Name: Luke Page

Class of: 2014 (Sixth Form)

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

Representing the school at many sporting events and PE.

After leaving Kinver High School:

I am currently working as an Accountant - Completing company year-end accounts & managing the businesses, finances.

 

Name: Lauren Simmonds

Class of: 2014 (Sixth Form)

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

Visiting the Gambia during Sixth Form. It was the most eye-opening experience and at an impressionable age it made me realise how fortunate we are here in the UK. Although it was a challenging trip they are some of my favourite memories and it has been the motivation behind the work and travel I've done post college.

After leaving Kinver High School:

I went to Falmouth University in Cornwall to study Marine and Natural History Photography. From there, I went straight into a job with at RSPB in fundraising and communications. I have recently moved to work at the WWF-UK as a Content research Executive and Photographer.

Name: Harvey Bowen

Class of: 2020 (Sixth Form)

Results:

Drama and Theatre studies (A), Media studies (B), Sociology (B)

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

Results day, which is weird but it felt fab knowing my work payed off

After leaving Kinver High School:

Went on up to Liverpool to further study Drama and Theatre

Advice for current/future students:

Be unapologetically yourself and aim for the stars

 

Name: Leah Gilson-Smith

Class of: I left school in 2018 and I left sixth form in 2020 (Sixth Form)

Results:

History - A*

Psychology - B

Children’s play learning and development - Distinction*

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

There are so many that I could choose but for me what I will always remember is how close everyone became in sixth form and how we could all just sit in the common room and talk, laugh and play games. The teachers at Kinver High school will always be ones that I remember because they were so supportive and always strived to make sure each and everyone one of us had the help we needed to give us the best opportunities at success. A final memory that I will always look back on fondly is the sixth form Summer ball we had in 2019. It was such a nice event that we all got to dress up nicely for and it brought together all of the invictus sixth form schools, which was nice for us all to celebrate the end of the year together.

After leaving Kinver High School:

Once I left Kinver I went on to study at sixth form for two years. Following this, i am currently studying at Newman University in Birmingham doing a degree in Early Childhood Education and Care as this has always been the career sector I have been passionate about going into.

Advice for current/future students:

I would say make the most of your time at Kinver High School and take advantage of all the extra curricular opportunities you can because it will go by so fast and before you know it you will be doing your GCSE’s and leaving school !! I would also say don’t be scared to ask the staff for help because no matter what the situation or problem they are so supportive and will do anything they can to help you and make things easier. For those of you who are thinking of joining Kinver High School, I can’t recommend the school enough!! There are so many clubs that you can join, the subjects are all taught at a high standard and I enjoyed everything about my time at the school, I can’t thank the staff enough for the support and help I received throughout my time there.

 

Name: Ellie Jackson

Class of: 2020 (Sixth Form)

Results:

Art - A*, PE - A*, Psychology- A*

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

Sixth form summer ball

After leaving Kinver High School:

I’m a full time national team athlete living abroad for 6 months of the year.

Advice for current/future students:

Work hard and the results will come

 

Name: Noah Evans

Class of: 2020 (Sixth Form)

Results:

Psychology - B, History - B, English Literature - B

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

I really liked building a castle in Year 7 History. I also really liked English in Year 10 and 11, I was sat with people I could bounce ideas off and I really enjoyed the subject.

After leaving Kinver High School:

I study Politics with International Relations at Aston University. I really enjoy it.

Advice for current/future students:

If there were something I could tell my younger self in Year 7 with the knowledge I have now, I would tell him that if there is a extra curricular activity you enjoy doing, then make the most of it, I wish I had played more rugby while I was at Kinver High.

 

Name: Charlie Farmer

Class of: 2018 (Sixth Form)

Results:

AS and A-Level History- B, English Literature- B, Physical Education- C

Fondest memory of Kinver High School:

There are too many to share.

After leaving Kinver High School:

After finishing Sixth Form at Kinver High School I joined Nottingham Trent University studying Sports Science and Management.

Advice for current/future students:

Work hard, but always find time to enjoy yourself.