Last year I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Dane court grammar school with a team of staff from google looking at how to implement technology in the classroom. A new pioneering program called google expedition was mentioned as a future project., I signed KES up and we were fortunate enough to have Stuart from google in with us for the whole day, taking all of our year 7 and year 8 students on virtual reality field trips. Some pupils went inside the human respiratory system, whilst others took a journey from the precambrian era of earth through the paleozoic all the way to late jurassic period and were quite literally walking with dinosaurs. Other students were lucky enough to spend 20 minutes on the other side of the earth at the Angkor Wat temple and some went to the extremities of our solar system, all whilst in the comfort our school hall. It was an excellent day and thanks must be mentioned to all the staff that helped out. Mr Henderson, Mr Underwood, Miss Harris, Mr O’Hanlon, Mr Payne, Mrs Britnell.
King Ethelbert School is intending to make changes to its admission arrangements for the academic year starting September 2018. The changes being made to the current arrangements are highlighted on the attached draft admissions arrangements.
As per the Admissions Code the school is obliged to consult on these proposed changes for at least 6 weeks. This will run from Monday 7th November 2016 to Monday 19th December 2016.
If you wish to make any comment on these proposals please do so via the contact addresses below:
Post: Admissions Officer, King Ethelbert School, Canterbury Road, Birchington CT79BL
King Ethelbert School is celebrating its best ever examination results this summer. Kate Greig, the headteacher said “Once again, for the fourth year in a row, we are the highest achieving non-selective school in Thanet by some distance.” 63% of all students in Year 11 achieved 5A* — C including English and Maths with 82% achieving a C or above in English and 70% achieving a C or above in Maths. As well as this headline figure which has again smashed government targets the school has a very high percentage of students achieving the top grades of A and A* in every subject.
Kate Greig said “We are absolutely delighted with these results which are thoroughly deserved as the students and staff worked so incredibly hard. What I am particularly pleased with is the amount of progress each student has made which in most cases is well above national average – quite simply if they come to King Ethelbert School and they work hard they have a greater chance of achieving success than if they went to almost any other school in the country. I am enormously proud of our young people who not only work very hard but also are a credit to their school and the local community. They are a wonderful set of young people and we are really proud of them.”
This fabulous set of GCSE examination results come on the back of the superb IBCP Sixth Form results the school received in July. Vicky Willis, Deputy Headteacher, said “We are thrilled that so many of our students have met or exceeded our high expectations and the vast majority of them are coming back to study the IBCP in the Sixth Form.”
Tom Sellen, Deputy Headteacher, said “Our results are fantastically good and make us one of the top achieving schools in the country – our academic record is becoming hard to match.”
Individual results show many students achieving top academic success including:
Jamie Wells (11 GCSEs) including 4 x A*, 5 x A, 2 B grades
Jack Midgley (11 GCSEs) including 2 x A*, 6 x A, 1 x B grades
Joe Fagg (11 GCSEs) including 3 x A*, 4 x A, 4 x B grades
Callum Sawkins (11 GCSEs) including 6 x A, 5 x B grades
Lloyd Arnold (11 GCSEs) including 3 x A*, 2 x A, 5 x B grades
Jack Easton (11 GCSEs) including 2 x A*, 3 x A, 5 x B grades
Eloise Baker (11 GCSEs) including 1 x A*, 4 x A, 3 x B grades
Chloe Wood-French (11 GCSEs) including 5 x A, 4 x B grades
Brandan Pressley (11 GCSEs) including 3 x A*, 1 x A, 5 x B grades
Maisie Harris (11 GCSEs) including 4 x A, 6 x B grades