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Ken Stimpson Community School - Newsletter 20/09/2019
KSCS Newsletter September 20th 2019
Introduction photo
Message from the Principal
Just over two weeks ago we welcomed back both staff and students.

Since then we have seen the implementation of the new uniform policy, a new pastoral system, new facilities and standards.  More importantly we have welcomed our new Year 7 students and pupils from other city wide schools into our very successful and expanding Sixth Form centre.

The last two weeks have flown by and have been action packed, which I hope you will appreciate from the articles below.  They show a relentless commitment to the quality of education, cultural enrichment and pastoral care behind the scenes, which all enable your child to be successful.

As a school we need to ensure that we continuously improve, where its fair and within our means to do so. To this end we value your feedback and with this in mind, I would encourage you as a parent/carer to complete our parent satisfaction survey. All responses will be strictly anonymous.  The deadline for the survey is 27 September.  

Thank you in anticipation of your support in this matter.

To access the survey, please click here

Best wishes


Bryan Erwin

PE Extra Curricular Timetable

After School PE Clubs

  • You need your PE kit
  • You don’t need to sign up, IT'S FREE!
  • You will recieve connect points for attending clubs and fixtures
  • You don’t have to attend every single week

For a timetable of clubs, please click here

Mr W Bradley

Science Club
Wednesday saw the start of the weekly year 7 and 8 Science club!

Students joined together to work on Bunsen burner skills and flame tests in which they lit many  'unknown' chemical samples and matched the colours produced to identify them!! Tricky stuff! 

The students, after a clean up, celebrated their science success by heating marshmallows on a Bunsen burner for smores!!

Any Year 7 or 8 students interested in joining, please come along every Wednesday at 3.20-4.20pm in room 1L01.

Mrs N Chalmers

Extra Curricular 2019/2020

Please see the video below for details of revision classes, catch up sessions & after school clubs available to students this year at Ken Stimpson Community school.


Mrs H Boughton
Assistant Principal

Tutor time reading
To support our Year 7 and 8 students enjoyment of reading and to increase their vocabulary and literacy skills further, the school has invested in a tutor time reading programme.

Years 7 and 8 will be reading twice a week during tutor times and will have a rotation of four books.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this initiative. 

Please see the attached Powerpoint for further information

Tutor time reading


Mrs Boughton & Mrs Peck
Assistant Principal

The European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages is celebrated every year on 26 September.

The aims of the European Day of Languages include:

  • To celebrate the diversity of languages and cultures within Europe.
  • To encourage language learning at any age.
  • To promote intercultural understanding.
  • To diversify the range of languages learnt.

The European Day of Languages is celebrated throughout Europe with a range of events and activities.

This week students will be celebrating the European Day of Languages in school with a variety of activities, including a tutor group competition where students guess the language based on an audio clip, as well as the chance to enter a T-shirt design competition to promote next year’s event.

There are lots of further activities and information on the EDL website and we would encourage students and their families to get involved in celebrating this occasion and promoting languages together.

Mrs H Frith

Ken Stimpson - A High Quality provider of Music Education.
I was thrilled this week to receive the Music Mark award for providing a consistently high quality standard of Music Education.

This is the third consecutive year we have been awarded the mark. It is testament to all of our students and staff who make working in the Music department at KSCS pleasurable.

Thank you to everyone.


Mr R Norman

Year 7 Student of the week

Well done to the first group of year 7's who received student of the week from Ms Read, Mrs Purdy and their tutors for various reasons.

Mrs C Read

Student Acknowledgement:
The following students have really made a difference this week

Drama, Mr Billett

Paige Sterry (yr9)- for always challenging herself in lessons and going the extra mile by supporting and encouraging other students within the class. An enthusiastic and confident performer.

Computer Science, Mr Swift
Jakub Szreder (yr11) and Christie Parker (yr11)- for their commitment and work ethic in Computer Science so far. Well done and keep it up!

English, Miss Curtis
Ashton Hoskins (yr8)- for his fantastic contribution in the lessons this week and for voluntarily staying behind for a few minutes yesterday to collect a few things and tuck chairs in properly - a delight to have in the classroom!
Aqeeb Akhtar (yr12)- for carrying the lesson yesterday - he was engaged, contributed to classroom discussion and lead by example!

Miss Jones, Tutor

Zak Liken Lyes (yr7)- for being helpful to other students in lesson.

Maths, Miss Harvey 
Troy Ormesher (yr11)- has made an excellent start to his year 11 mathematical studies.

Maths, Mr Donnelly
Jenna Pierce (yr11) - exemplary attitude to work, with perseverance and pride in the work she does.

Dance, Miss Barben & Mrs Purdy
Kate Pierce (yr7) - good focus and enthusiasm in lessons and also joined dance club in her first week.
Kristine Cirule (yr11) – huge improvement in attitude to learning this year!
Molly Rickards (yr10) - fantastic attitude and commitment to GCSE dance.

GCSE PE - Ethan Camfield (yr11)- outstanding performance in fitness testing.
James-Dean Wisby (yr10) and Georgia Kulesza (yr10)- great start to GCSE PE.
Ruben Harry (yr11)-congratulations on being signed to Peterborough United Football Club! 
Ellis McLennon (yr9)- has shown a good positive attitude towards PE and is working really hard.

Music, Mr Norman
Chloe Merritt (yr12) – for excellent Summer Work and singing a solo in school for the first time.

Cover Lessons, Mrs Winterman
Ella Smith (yr8)- outstanding effort, resulting in a high standard of work produced. This was followed by excellent/enthusiastic class contributions. Well done Ella!

Science, Mr Mantell
Roxanne Tansley (yr9)- excellent work in the Science Zoo project since the start of term.  She has shown great enthusiasm and interest.  Well done.

Leadership Team

Joshia Peters (yr12) – extremely helpful at the front gates, respectful and well mannered.
Ben Dearden (yr13)– excellent start to Year 13 – Mr Abbott

Mrs Perkins, Science
Nathan Crowe (yr11)- excellent effort made in class.

Mr Reed, History

Roxanna Tansley (yr9) & Chanaise Smith (yr9) - fantastic start to the year.

Mrs J Purdy

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