Christmas at Kensington Avenue Primary School

Kensington Avenue Primary School has released details of its seasonal schedule in the run-up to Christmas. There’s a host of events planned for students and their families to enjoy including Christmas Jumper Day, which the academy is celebrating on Monday 11th December; the school’s Winter Fair on Thursday 14th December; and nativity performances on Monday 18th December and Tuesday 19th December. Students will enjoy a special Christmas lunch on Wednesday 20th December while the Key Read more…

Norbury High Winter Performance: Tickets On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Norbury High School for Girls‘ annual Winter Performing Arts Evening which is due to take place on Wednesday 13th December 2023 in the school’s Main Hall. The event showcases talent from the academy’s Performance Faculty which encompasses the drama, music and PE departments. Tickets can be purchased via the Norbury High School for Girls website at a cost of £5 for adults and £3 for students/children (price includes booking Read more…

Free Christmas Holiday Activities at KAPS

Parents and carers at Kensington Avenue Primary School (KAPS) whose children receive benefits-related free school meals will be entitled to four free credits per child to use on Christmas activities this winter. Those eligible will be sent an email or text message from HolidayActivities (hello@holidayactivities.com) stating ‘You have been issued a voucher’. Messages will contain details of how to register and sign-in to the booking platform. Places are limited and pre-booking is essential so interested Read more…

Former Norbury High Student Receives Special Commendation in National Story Prize

Former Norbury High student Liberty Martin has been awarded the runner’s up prize in the 4thWrite Short Story Prize. Liberty’s story Bleach features a young Black woman in 1960s America recounting how she entered a white beauty contest in Kansas – with shocking results. Justine Jordan, one of the prize’s judges and fiction editor at The Guardian, said that Liberty’s “voice, characterisation and storytelling are particularly impressive”. Angelique Tran Van Sang, a literary agent who Read more…

Students from Norbury High School for Girls climbing at Blackland Farm in Sussex

Norbury High School for Girls’ GCSE Students Scale New Heights

Norbury High School for Girls’ students recently visited Blackland Farm in the Sussex countryside to complete their rock climbing moderation. The students, who are all studying GCSE Physical Education at our secondary academy, had to scale a range of indoor and outdoor rock faces as well as competing in speed races. Along with climbing they were abseiling, belaying, tying knots and learning about the sport’s safety requirements. If you’re interested in finding out more about GCSE Read more…

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Kensington Avenue Primary School: Workshop for Parents of New Students

Kensington Avenue Primary School is running a workshop for parents and carers of children who are new to the school. The event will be held on Tuesday 3rd October from 09.00 in the school’s dining hall and will provide an opportunity for parents and carers to learn more about the school, ask questions and get help where required. Mrs P. Bhambra, the school’s Family Support Worker, and Mrs J. Westwood, Educational Welfare Officer, will be hosting Read more…

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Phonics Workshop at Kensington Avenue Primary School

Kensington Avenue Primary School will be hosting a Phonics Workshop on Thursday 28th September. Parents and carers of children in the Reception and Year 1 classes are invited to attend the Learn With Us Phonics Focus Workshop in the school’s KS2 Hall between 14.50 and 15.10. During the session, parents and carers will learn about the importance of phonics in guiding the development of their child’s literacy skills, the phonics programme the school uses and Read more…

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Norbury High Launches New Values and Mission Statement

Norbury High School for Girls has launched a vibrant new campaign promoting the school’s values. Norbury High sought feedback from staff, students, parents/carers and governors on how best to describe the school and its ethos. The responses informed the development of a new mission statement for our secondary academy as well as four key values: ‘Empowerment, Equality, Empathy and Excellence.’ Markieu Hayden, Headteacher at Norbury High School for Girls, said: “At Norbury High, we are Read more…

Norbury High School for Girls Top Chef Andrew Yeo

Norbury High Students Treated to Lesson by Top Chef

Year 10 food technology students at Norbury High School for Girls had an experience to remember when Andrew Yeo, Corporate Executive Chef of Hakkasan Group, turned up to take their class! Andrew, pictured with Ms Kelsey Campbell, Head of Food Technology, kindly showed our students how to make chicken and prawn dumplings. The original Hakkasan restaurant in Hanway Place, London, was the first Chinese restaurant in the UK to earn a Michelin star, an honour Read more…

Norbury High BBC Young Reporter Students

Norbury High Students Enter BBC Young Reporter Comp

Students at Norbury High School for Girls have taken part in this year’s BBC Young Reporter competition, a journalism and media project which supports young people in developing content creation skills, learning about careers in broadcasting and sharing their own stories. Students at the academy have crafted original story ideas based on this year’s theme, Me and My World. Entrants compete to have their story produced with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme Read more…