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November 23rd 2021


Year 12 have done a fantastic job raising money for charity this week. Last night, they gave up their free time to support their chosen causes at Port Vale football club.   The Sixth Form team couldn't be prouder of their efforts! 

As part of their enrichment programme for NCS this week, our Y12 students are currently raising money and resources for a cause dear to their hearts. If you have any spare non-perishable food (please see the poster attached) then could you please support their work by dropping it off at the Foundation Building off Hami Road, in car park C by Friday 26th November!


Remember, every little helps!


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November 4th 2021




This week, year 9 and 10 students have had a wonderful opportunity to learn about money and improve their financial skills in order to make the most of their future. This was supported by a number of sixth form volunteers who, as part of their 'Giving back' programme, worked with and supported the students through the session. 


We all need to earn money and then manage our finances.


This day has given all of our students the chance to learn a plethora of key, personal, financial life skills that they will be able to put to use in their day to day lives. It was a fun and interactive session which allowed students to make decisions on all sorts of important matters, in exactly the same way they will do once they leave school and start to build their own life - 'I can't believe how much numeracy can be found in our everyday lives' Oscar R Y9


The key learning takeaways for the students were:


  • how to manage money
  • what the impact might be in relation to the financial choices they make
  • applying key learning to real world scenarios


Sixth formers played a fundamental role in the day, serving as employers and bankers. This was a brilliant opportunity for sixth formers to develop their communicative and interpersonal skills whilst simultaneously engaging and building relationships with younger members of the school


I’ve really enjoyed working with the year 9 students today – watching them has made me realise how important activities like these are!’ Collin K Y13     

October 18th 2021

First Aid practical



As part of our robust Sixth Form programme, students at The King’s have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities. These are provided to ensure that we leave our school with more than just an excellent grade profile. The enrichment programme is designed to help us stand out from the crowd and become fully equipped for life after Sixth Form.  


In year 12, students are given the opportunity to complete three accredited training courses which will prepare us, practically, for the work place. This half term, we have completed a Level 2 VQT in First Aid and to supplement the theoretical aspect of the course, we were taken off timetable for the day to engage with a whole host of practical activities.  


Throughout the day, we learnt how to examine a casualty and how to control bleeding and trauma – “I feel so much better equipped now to address a potentially threatening situation long enough for medically trained individuals to arrive on scene.” Leena H  


Other essential first aid skills included learning how to treat burns and scalds as well as assisting a choking individual. Rather than sit an exam, we were assessed throughout the day by a qualified First Aider and because all of the demonstrations we carried out were successful, every one of us were awarded with a certification which is valid for three years. 


Ebony Birks  

Head girl – Y12 

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