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KAR Newsletter 28/06/2024

International Focus: 1st-5th July

As part of our quest to develop well-rounded, world-ready students, King's Academy Ringmer is proud to host its second International Day on 4th July. 

The focus of the day will be to add an International element into our lessons and celebrate our status as part of a global community. There will also be a special All American menu - look out for posters around the school!

This day will be a non-uniform day and students are encouraged to incorporate the colours of any National flag into their clothes that day.  This can be as simple as for example a yellow T-shirt to represent Brazil, or a full costume paying homage to the country of their choice.  

Usual standards of presentation will still apply; we request no crop tops or exceptionally short shorts, no dangly earrings etc.  

There will be a voluntary donation of £1 on parent pay, and funds will be used to further enrich activities hosted on future international events.  

International Day falls neatly into our Cultural Week, when we are delighted to welcome 24 Chinese students and their teachers to spend a week with us.  I am sure that the students will give a warm Ringmer welcome to our guests, and be polite and smiling in all interactions.  In the absence of a common language, smiles and positive body language go a very long way!

Mrs Taylor – Head of MFL

Change News

We took a group of students on the minibus to Laughton Community Woods, a beautiful ancient woodland. Our session was led by Charlie, a forest school practitioner. We enjoyed participating in activities including a senses game, a woodland walk, looking for clues of local wildlife and identifying some of the native trees. The students enjoyed making nature art using leaves and a hammer and started fires with flint and steels. They cooked marshmallows and ate smores before heading back to school. It was a very enjoyable experience and the students loved being both outside and engaging with nature. The woods were lovely and cool on such a hot day! 

More information about Laughton Greenwood can be found on their website

Getting out in a woodland makes you feel good.  Mrs Simon-House


UKSA Summer Sports Camps

UKSA Sports Academy is currently offering anyone booking from King’s Academy Ringmer a 15% discount if you use the code ANNIV15 when booking online here  This offer ends on Sunday 7th July.  Please see attached poster

SCHOOL UNIFORM Official NEW pre-loved outlet for Kings Academy Ringmer - RAYSTEDE

At Kings Academy Ringmer, we recognise that school uniforms become outgrown or redundant at some point. As part of our commitment to reduce waste and ensure there are opportunities for these items to be reused we now have an exciting new partnership with our local charity Raystede.

Raystede will now start stocking preloved uniforms at their headquarters and animal rescue centre premises: Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, the Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ . They will have a dedicated area for Kings Academy Ringmer uniforms and we are encouraging families with uniforms that still have life in them but are no longer needed to be donated to Raystede. The stock will be dependent on donations from our school community.

Pre-loved uniforms can be donated to Raystede directly at the address above, (or via the school where we can take them to the premises). The charity will take 100% profit from any money raised from the sale of these items. So please only donate items that you believe are suitable for resale.

Alternatively preloved uniforms can be obtained from our school uniform Facebook page (Kings Academy Ringmer Uniform Group) will continue to operate if parents prefer to directly trade second hand clothes amongst themselves, or you can still  purchase new uniforms at the new uniform outlet


37 hours per week.  Required to start asap 

Permanent, 52 weeks per

Salary – KGA Pay Scale, Band 6, Points 9 to 13

Ie: £26073pa to £29777pa 

Required to work with the Premises Manager to provide effective caretaking service and to ensure that high standards of caretaking/cleaning are maintained throughout the school.  Good all round skills required.  

Hours of work - 7.4 hours per day, Monday to Friday.  Daily start time on week one will be between 11.00am and 1.15pm depending on the finish of times of our evening school lettings.  Week two would be 7am to 3pm on an alternating pattern.  Excellent rates of overtime pay ie: Saturday's at time and a half.  Weekend working required on a rota basis (every 3rd weekend) during term time with the other two members of the Premises Team.  In total, over the whole year, 12 Saturdays. 

If you would like further information regarding the role or the hours of work, please either contact the Premises Manager, Mr Nigel Duckworth at or can be discussed at interview should you decide to apply and be shortlisted

King's Academy Ringmer is a rural comprehensive with an ethos of "Kindness, Ambition, Resilience ". We have a simple but bold ambition, to be the best school in Sussex. We consider this to be our ‘journey to excellence’. We are on a positive trajectory towards this goal, with outcomes a third of a grade above national average. 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 815463 or quoting job reference P/479.   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 10 July 2024 at 8.30am with the interview date on Friday 12 July 2024.