Ten top Year 13s spent two days at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, getting key advice from Admissions Tutors about how to tackle the new entrance tests and getting through the interview process. Each student received 1-2-1 intensive feedback on their personal statement. All ten stayed in student accommodation at the College and dined in the ornate hall that dates back over 600 years when the college started life as a nunnery.
Head Girl, Sara Dehvari commented, “I was initially anxious about applying to Cambridge. However, the trip was tremendously motivating. I received invaluable feedback on my personal statement from experienced admissions tutors as well as admission tests and interview support. The residential aspect of the trip also offered insight into life as an undergraduate student. I now feel more confident in my desire to study History at a highly competitive university.”
Good luck with all your applications, everyone!
Director of Sixth Form
KHS is excited to announce that this year’s school product is Peter Pan!
Over the last two weeks we were holding a number of workshops and auditions to launch the production. The auditions for the cast had an amazing turn out with over 60 students performing on stage for the chance of a main role. The Schools’ expressive art department is thrilled to have so many talented students at Kingsbury High School and it was great to see them shine. The audition panel had a great time and really enjoyed the evening.
Special thank you to the Six Formers for their help and the staff that attended and supported the evening. Congratulations to all the students involved in the production, we are excited to work with you all and make this our best show yet.
Save the date, the show dates are 12th March 2018 to the 17th March 2018.
As a Hub School for the TeamUp Campaign, Kingsbury High received a visit from an international hockey athlete on Monday 18th September. Nichola Cochrane is a goalkeeper for Scotland and has recently become a member of the Women’s GB Hockey squad.
Nichola led a practical lesson for some of our aspiring year 8 & 9 girls and then had a Q & A session after school for all of our current teams where she spoke about her hockey journey and life as an international athlete.
TeamUp is trying to promote the Women’s Hockey World Cup which is taking place in London in July 2018. For information on tickets please go to –
This opportunity came through our continued involvement with the Kingsbury School Sports Partnership.
This week we hosted our annual Alumni Day, where Year 12 students were treated to an array of presentations from former KHS students.
Every year we invite all former students to come back and share their experiences since leaving the school. This event is hugely inspirational for our students, allowing them to get an insight into different industries and an understanding of various routes that can lead to different careers.
The day starts off with the former students briefly introducing themselves, after which the current students get the opportunity to directly approach them for one to one conversations. Previously KHS students have not only managed to get guidance through these, but have ended up gaining work experience, which is a fantastic outcome. To finish the sessions some guest speakers gave a more in-depth introduction to themselves and the industry they work in.
This year we welcomed back over 50 former students, one of them was Christina Kumar, a solicitor who is taking a year off to fight child trafficking in the Philippines: https://www.youcaring.com/christinakumar-838793 She gave a very moving talk about herself and the choices she made.
Another insight to world affairs was provided by James Hillier, who gave an account of his work for Cambridge Analytica in recent Kenyan and US elections.
We also heard from entrepreneurs Suraj Gosai and Jordan Douglas, with one of the UK’s first e-sports start-up businesses, ‘Blinkpool’; and from Karim Clarke, talking about his Kent-based, but soon to be nationwide, start-up business ‘Unirunners’, which aims to take on the big delivery firms by delivering a wider variety of goods at any time of day or night.
Elizabeth Kennedy, a Digital Communications Apprentice and visitor on the day talked, with Savannah Mullings Johnson, an ITN apprentice, about the value of apprenticeships.
Live music was provided by brilliant singer-songwriter, Ziena Idani; by pianist, Akira Allman (Year 13); and by creative manager Erik Windrich, who has achieved chart success over the years with his band ‘Evoid’.
Mr Mitchell from KHS said that ‘it was fantastic to see such a large and inspiring turn-out of former students, perhaps the most varied line-up we have seen so far, and Kingsbury students were presented with a wealth of experiences and stories that will assist them as they make their own choices in the future’. Thanks go to Erik, Tamara and Tara in the creative team; to the K reception, caretaking and catering staff; to the Senior Prefects for offering a well-received Peer Induction in the Library, and a Freshers’ Fair in the Sixth Form Study Room; to Future First, for its support; and to the Sixth Form management team. Without these combined efforts, the day would simply not have been possible.’