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KAR Newsletter 10/05/2024

Dear parents and carers,

I hope you had a good week.

A very busy week here at KAR! The exam season has officially started, so we wish our Year 11's the very best.

I was delighted today to host parents and carers of our new Year 10 student leadership team, to welcome them to their new roles and award them their student leadership ties. I am excited to work with them to elevate our student voice, and have no question they will act as excellent role models when they step into Year 11 next year.

We were also delighted to welcome students from Hastings Academy to the school this week to show them the great work we have done within our environmental practices. Our new Eco coordinator, Ms Simon-House already has a motivated group of students revitalising areas of the school, and as always all are welcome!

We continue to work on our super curriculum for next year at Key Stage 3. Students have been voting for activities they would like to see. Amongst others, coding, running club, boxing and chess are proving popular choices! We will be reviewing timetabling and staffing, and look to ask students after half term to select their options.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Best wishes,
Mr Harvey

Good Luck Year 11

Charity Club

Charity Club was founded by Sophie in Year 7, with the support of Mrs Simmons.  This year, students decided upon a bring and buy sale with the proceeds going directly to Raystede Animal Charity in Lewes.  Over the past term, the club has grown in size.  The Charity Club's final sale of this academic year happened on Wednesday in G05.  Zara, a fundraising colleague from Raystede Animal Charity joined us for the event and was a welcoming face for our students. Well done to charity club members: Sophie, Ned, Robert and Benjamin.  We will let you know about how much we have raised in the coming weeks.

ECO News

On Wednesday 8 May, we welcomed visitors from The Hastings Academy. The visitors included nine pupils from the school council and accompanying staff members.

The purpose of the trip was to learn about how we do things as an Eco School and some of our own Change Ambassadors from our Change Committee were able to proudly show the environmental credits of our school infrastructure; both the newer features within the school and the retrofitting of the older premises buildings and in addition show our new Spade 2 Spoon growing project in our greenhouse. 

The students were keen to see some of the similarities between the school sites and the challenges we face within the school communities. They hope to develop and improve their own Environmental practices and we were able to share ideas and talk about our plans.

Mrs Simon-House, ECO Co-ordinator

Matilda - 2 nights only this summer at KAR
Plumpton College Open Day – Saturday May 11th 

See link for tickets 


Here at King's Academy Ringmer we are so lucky to have wonderful green spaces for our students to enjoy.

I would like to offer the opportunity for our students to take time to practice Mindfulness x3 a week during morning break time. This will be weather dependent as I plan to do this outside on the grass over in the eco garden.

My idea is to start this in term 6 and for the sessions to run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when Ronnie is also in school. There will be a maximum number of 15 students per day. The only requirement is for those who want to join to understand that this will be a calm, quiet and focused activity.

Please contact if your son / daughter is interested in taking part.

Screen Free Week

This week is #screenfreeweek, and we recognised it by taking a few days off social media.

Screen Free Week runs May 6-12 and is an annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities around the world swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen.

What would you and your family do with an extra 20, 30, or even 50 hours a week? Check out the 100 screen free activity ideas attached below for something to do this weekend!

Visit to learn how to get involved and join in the fun!

Walk to School Week

Our school is encouraging students to take part in Walk to School Week which is coming up 20-24 May. The nationwide event is organised by walking charity Living Streets and designed to help pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended minimum 60 minutes of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it will also help create healthy habits for life.

We would ask, if possible, to make arrangements so that your child/children can travel actively to school on week commencing 20th May, helping our school reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates. Walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling all count! If you live far away from school and need to drive or take public transport, try parking the car or hopping off the bus/train ten minutes away and walking the rest of the journey.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Photo Consent

Thank you so much to the families who have completed the image consent form that was sent out recently.

Please can you check your email and submit it, so we know either way if your child has permission for the image to be shared and used or not. We use images of the students to celebrate their achievements, work and promote our wonderful school. 

If you did not receive the email please contact 

Thank you

Mrs. Thompson, 
Marketing Manager.

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Job Vacancy


37 hours per week
Required to start asap 
Permanent, TTO
Salary – KGA Pay Scale, Band 5, Points 6 to 9 i.e.: £24362pa to £26073pa to be pro-rated.

We are looking for an inspirational Pastoral Officer to support in the Pastoral Team in the management of behaviour support, to include the administration of school suspensions, to support SLT in student reintegration, creating behaviour and achievement data, setting detentions and assist in the running of our Inclusion Room.

Applications are welcomed from a range of backgrounds although experience of working with young people is an advantage ie: education, social care, health and Police. 

King's Academy Ringmer is a rural comprehensive with values of kindness, ambition and resilience.  We have a strong reputation for our inclusion, pastoral care and a rapidly improving trend of results in terms of student attainment and progress. The Academy is part of King's Group Academies whose mission is to equip all students with the confidence, knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to thrive in the modern world.  We anticipate exciting developments ahead working together with students, parents/carers and the wider community to build upon our strengths and make this an outstanding school.

What can we offer you?

  • A chance to be at the forefront of educational development. 
  • An Academy with a positive ethos, motivated students and focus upon learning
  • Excellent induction, support and staff development opportunities
  • A beautiful, rural environment situated approximately 12 miles from the coastal city of Brighton and Hove

For full details and an application form can be download directly from our website: or contact Amanda French on either 01273 815460 or quoting job reference P/462. We offer a first class working environment with supportive colleagues and opportunities for career development.

King’s Academy Ringmer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts within our Multi Academy trust are exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all applicants will be required to declare spent and unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as spent and complete an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 May 2024 at 8.30am with the interview date on Thursday 23 May 2024.