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“If you judge people you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa


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Principal's Welcome

Paul Phillips
Interim Academy Principal

Welcome Message

Message from our New Principal

Dear Kingsley Academy Students, Parents & Carers

I am writing to introduce myself to you all as your new Principal. I am due to start full time at Kingsley Academy as of January 2016 and I am hugely looking forward to it!

I worked at Kingsley for 10 years between 1990 and 2000 and have always retained a huge affection for the staff and students in this school. On leaving, I worked at a grammar school in Slough for 4 years, then at an iconic school in Westminster, before joining my current school, another AET academy in Richmond, where I have been since 2007.

Eight years is quite a long time, and I have been party to numerous changes, including a £10 million refurbishment/rebuild -  which, as you will be aware,  Kingsley Academy is about to undergo. This has made a huge difference to my current school and, although we will have a two year programme to get through, please believe me when I say that the result will be more than worth the wait. We will have an inspirational school building for 21st century learning, which will attract and retain inspirational staff to support students in making the very most of their capabilities and interests.  Academies Enterprise Trust proved to be enormously helpful in working with the school to ensure minimum disruption and maximum speed, so I am hopeful the project will run as smoothly as it can.

During the period from this half term, up until January 2016, Paul Phillips, an experienced Senior Leader and Principal, will be working at Kingsley Academy every day in my place as Interim Principal to ensure the Academy continues to improve the educational experience of students and staff. You can contact him at the Academy to discuss all aspects of our work together.

I know Kingsley Academy is full of potential and I am excited and delighted to be part of its journey to excellence. I know that we all - students, parents/carers and staff - are going to work hard so that together we can achieve the aspirational aims of the academy. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the following months.

Owing to the changes that I will bring in we are postponing the Inset Day of Friday 13th November 2015. Please note that this is now a normal school day and students will be expected in school as usual.

Kind regards,

Lesley Kirby

Google Visited Kingsley Academy

Kingsley Academy is lucky to be one of a small number of hand-picked schools in the UK, the Americas and Australasia to play host to a Google Expeditions Team.

The Academy and students look forward to reporting on the experience on our website this week.


The Year 10 students pictured above embark upon a 27-week project called TalentEd...(more)

These are just some of our GCSE grades

A Level Results 2015

Kingsley Academy continue the upward trend in our 
A Level results this year ... (more)

Art & Technology Exhibition 2015

An exhibition of exceptional artwork produced by GCSE, BTEC, AS and A level students was showcased in the Art Department Gallery on 30 June 2015...(more)

Kingsley Academy Books Launch [sic6]

Students, staff, parents, governors and guests of Kingsley Academy gathered at the Holiday Inn, Brentford, for the launch of the academy’s latest instalment of its creative writing and arts magazine, [sic]... (more)

Film Studies and English Students Visit Brontë Country

Thirty-one students of AS Film Studies and English Literature traveled to Haworth in West Yorkshire last week on a trip to explore the legacy of the world-famous Brontë sisters...(more)

International Evening 2015

Kingsley Academy held its annual International Evening on Thursday 2nd of July 2015... (more)

These are just a few of our recent art submissions. See the Art page for larger images

Kingsley Academy Tweets

Did you see what happened when we took part in a photoshoot for a national charity?

Diary Dates 2015/16

Thursday 10th December

Monday 21st December to Friday 1st January
Winter Holiday

Monday 4th January
Spring Term begins

Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February
Half Term

Monday 22nd February
All students in school

Thursday 24th March
End of Spring Term

Monday 11th April
Summer Term begins

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June
Half Term

Monday 6th June
All Students in school

Wednesday 20th July
End of Summer Term

Other News

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