We are so proud of our Year 11 and Post 16 students who continue to shine in the face of adversity. We said goodbye to them today with an impromptu celebration of their time with us. We wish them all the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming many of them back in due course.
Year 7 students were kindly invited down to the Library today to choose a book each to take out, happy reading!
Super proud of Year 11 GCSE dancers today, they performed their final choreography pieces which were outstanding!! - Mrs Purdy
Check out our Facebook post for more photos
We are currently working hard to upload work for all students to our Connect system.
If you don't have an internet connection available to you to access this, then we have work ready for collection for Years 8, 9 and 10.
Work will be made available for Years 7, 11 and Post 16 on Monday for students who also don't have internet access.
Following Government instruction, KSCS will be closed from Monday, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
It is with regret that following the Government’s announcement this evening, we will shut the school on Friday afternoon at 3.15pm. We will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
We await the definition of both the term “key workers” and “vulnerable students”, which we expect to be clarified by the Government tomorrow, or Friday at the latest.
In these uncertain times, we also wish to ensure that we will aim to offer as much support to children, families and staff as we can.
- We have packs of work ready to go out that complement the online learning already set – we will be open over the next two school days and beyond to distribute this out now for Years 8-10 on Thursday and Years 11-Post16 on Friday.
- Please come to reception to collect these either as a parent or a student from 9.30 – 2pm from Thursday to Friday.
- Please note we are in the process of not overloading students with academic learning, but wellbeing, fitness and habit strategies. A student and parent guide is in the process of being developed – please see website for further information.
- We extend the invitation of families that would be in receipt of FSM to take up the offer of a school meal on Thursday and Friday during 12 -1pm. We would ask that you phone in using the school main line 01733 765950 and press 3 to confirm your child will be taking up the meal.
- We will be publishing a FAQ over the next 24 hours on questions raised by families that we have answers to.
We hope you understand that we are facing very turbulent and uncertain times, but will make our best efforts to keep you informed of a situation outside our control.
I urge you to follow Government health advice support each another to ensure we can work through this challenge.
Mr B Erwin
Principal - Ken Stimpson
We are busy updating a number of guides and tutorials to help support our students, parents and staff in using our online systems.
You can gain access to all of these by following this link (or via the tab on the portal)
I am writing to inform you that Ken Stimpson Community School will be partially open to specific students from Wednesday 18 March until further notice due to unavoidable low staffing numbers. This is following the latest Government advice about staff who have either underlying medical symptoms or are unwell.
The school will remain open only for Year 7, Year 11 and Post 16 (Years 12-14). All other year groups will be asked to remain at home and learning activities will be facilitated through our Connect system. I must make you aware that this decision will be initially for the rest of the week but be updated as new information comes to light. Please refer to the website for further information regular updates/guidance. We will also send out text messages and use familiar social media platforms to keep you well informed.
The school will provide provision for students in Years 8, 9 and 10 that are entitled to free school meals but unable to attend school from tomorrow. This will be provided from 12.00 -12.45pm in the canteen. If you wish for your child to have access to this please could you contact the main school reception, selecting option 3. It is important that you leave your child’s name and confirmation they will accessing a meal by no later than 9.15am each day. Alternatively, please email: foodclosure [at] kscs.org.uk leaving your name and your child name.
The Well Being team here are always keen to inform our students of services that students can access inside and out side of school and today we were delighted to welcome Taylor from Kooth into school. She delivered an assembly to Year 11 talking about the services that Kooth has to offer young people.
Throughout this week as a school we have been raising money for Sports Relief and Peterborough Soup Kitchen, through non-uniform days, sports challenges during tutor time and Staff vs Students matches.
This morning, Year 7 students experimented with creating their own flavour biscuits – the more weird and wonderful the better! Their efforts and final products were commendable and well received by taste testers in the faculty. Well done Year 7.