The school day is designed to facilitate achievement at The Kingsway Academy by removing potential barriers and delivering extensive opportunities for an enriched and enhanced curriculum.
8.40am All Students on site
9.05-10.05am Period 1
10.05-11.05am Period 2
11.25-12.25am Period 3
1.10-2.10pm Period 4
2.10-3.10pm Period 5
3.10pm Close of day. Students can either make their way home or participate in extracurricular activities.
The Kingsway Academy house system allows every student and member of staff to feel a sense of belonging by becoming a member of Tate, Rathbone, Paxton or Lever house. By being a member of the house family, students and staff are encouraged to show team spirit as all of the houses thrive on the ethos of “it’s the taking part that counts”.
Each student has a coloured school tie that represents the house that they are in. Each house is made up of one tutor group per year which are overseen by a dedicated Head of House. This breaks down barriers between the year groups and creates a sense of togetherness; encouraging the older students to look out for the younger ones.
Heads of House
Lever – Mrs Mathieson
Paxton – Mr Hewitt
Rathbone – Mrs Dickinson
Tate – Mr Stead
There are many house events throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their house in something that they enjoy or are good at. Staff lead by example and take part in exactly the same events as the students. These competitions regularly attract crowds of supporters cheering for their house.
All students have the opportunity to earn Vivo Points for their house. These are awarded for things such as good work, contribution to lessons and participation in house competitions. Students can also gain valuable Vivo Points every week for merely doing the right thing.
At the end of the academic year all Vivo Points are added up and one house wins the overall trophy.