Kingsford Community School
Newham, United Kingdom
About Kingsford Community School
Kingsford Community School, located in Beckton, Newham, is a co-educational secondary school. It is a non-denominational establishment for children aged between 11 and 16 years of age. At present, there are around 1,500 students being educated at the school. It opened in September 2000 when it became the first school in Britain to introduce Mandarin as a compulsory part of the curriculum. In 2005, the school became a Specialist Language College.
Values and Vision
The school follows one motto: “First”. This means children must focus on achieving their personal and academic goals. They must have integrity and have good morals. Each student must respect their peers, have self-determination and be willing to progress and work as a team. The school also believes every child should have equal opportunities, no matter what their background. Teachers work closely with students to achieve their goals by giving regular, constructive feedback.
“The school is a harmonious community in which everyone lives and breathes the school’s values of aspiration, achievement and excellence. Helped by an outstanding curriculum, enriched by many opportunities to attend extra clubs and classes, and by strong partnerships and international links, students develop confidence in themselves and their abilities and are well prepared for their adult lives. Teachers make lessons interesting, challenging and enjoyable. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. Students enjoy coming to school. Their behaviour is outstanding, their attendance is good, they want to learn and they work hard in their lessons.”