The Kingston Academy
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
About The Kingston Academy
The Kingston Academy is an ambitious and outstanding new mixed, mainstream secondary school located in a newly renovated traditional school building and significant, state-of-the-art new extension in Kingston upon Thames, near to the River Thames.
The Kingston Academy was established in 2015 by the Kingston Educational Trust, a partnership between Kingston University, Kingston College and the Royal Borough of Kingston. The school initially opened with a single cohort of Year 7 pupils and has grown every year with an additional year group. It will eventually comprise all year groups including a Sixth Form in 2021-22.
The school's first full Ofsted inspection took place in May 2018 and the resulting report declared the school to be outstanding in all categories with no areas identified as needing improvement.
The announcement of the new cohort for September 2019 revealed the school to be heavily oversubscribed, drawing from a catchment area of less than 1km from the school.
Ms. Sophie Cavanagh
Values and vision
The Kingston Academy has an ethos of inclusion, where all are welcomed and every individual is valued for who they are and what they can bring to the school. The focus on learning and communication is powered by a STEM-focused curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The secondary school helps to build a strong sense of identity, encouraging students to be global citizens and to value their place in the wider world. Teachers are offered continuing professional development, which allows them to keep up with new technologies and best practices.
'Teaching successfully challenges all groups of pupils to aim high and achieve their best.' Ofsted, June 2018