Here at The Kimberley School, we believe it is the right of every student to be able to do their best and nobody has the right to interfere with their learning. This is why there is a calm, work focused atmosphere around the school. Learning is at the very core of what we do and we enjoy it. We spend a lot of time supporting our students so they can become successful and it feels as though we spend almost as much time celebrating their success. Perhaps that’s why Anna Soubry MP said at our recent Awards Evening that the school feels right, “you can almost taste it!”
We value the friendly relationship between our students and their teachers. To quote our last Ofsted report, “the school is a happy and harmonious community which students value and are proud to be part of.”
Earlier this year our students got together to write a MISSION STATEMENT which captures their attitude to their work:
"As students of The Kimberley School, we strive to work to the best of our ability and achieve our maximum potential. It is our responsibility to create an environment that allows productive and independent learning. This can be accomplished through respect and determination from us all.
At The Kimberley School we have high expectations and want to build on the great work that pupils and staff have achieved over the years, with our GCSE and A Level results still being above the national average."
The Kimberley School Student Council are a chosen and trusted group who regularly discuss ideas and improvements for The Kimberley School. They are from years 7 – 11 and to apply each year, you must fill in an application about why you deserve to be in the School Council and then the Head Boy and Girl of Sixth Form select the successful applicants.
The School Council is run by Miss Coles and together we plan assemblies and help make the school a better place. We regularly debate topics suggested by students and discuss upcoming events. We take action to make sure that students are happy and the contributions we have made to the school have already helped many pupils.
We meet with the Head Girl and Boy to discuss our ideas, which they pass on to Mr George (The Head Teacher of the Kimberley school.) An example of a contribution we have made to the school this year is putting pegs on the back of toilet doors, as it was requested by many pupils and we made it happen.
Here in Student Council, we also partly govern what happens in some of the school assemblies including: Black History Month, International Men’s Day, Drug Awareness, Diversity, LGBTQ+ history month, and International Women’s Day. We have made a large contribution to all of these assemblies and many more to come. We converse as a group and collectively decide what the assembly should include. We also review student feedback and surveys, then adapt and change our ideas based upon the students’ ideas.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to come and speak to us and we will do our best to make your voice heard.