The Kimberley School
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
About The Kimberley School
The Kimberley School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Kimberley, Nottingham. It is an academy converter that is part of the East Midlands Education Trust, which operates six schools.
A larger than average secondary school, The Kimberley School provides 1,375 places for students between the ages of 11 and 18 when fully subscribed.
The Kimberley School reopened as an academy in September 2012; it was previously a foundation school with specialist technology college status. The East Midlands Education Trust was founded in September 2014.
Values and vision
The Kimberley School focuses on delivering strong academic results. It is a tolerant and welcoming place of learning that promotes traditional values, a sense of belonging and good student behaviour.
There have been a number of developments for school facilities over the years, most notably the introduction of a design and technology building in 2002, and an arts block with drama studio and media studies room in 2005. There are also high-quality facilities for sport, with playing fields, hockey pitches and a large leisure centre on-site.
“Governors have a good understanding of the school’s performance and they drive improvement by challenging leaders strongly. The quality of teaching is improving because leaders have introduced good strategies to support it. Reading is being promoted well throughout the school [and] students feel safe in school.”