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KAR Newsletter - 05/03/2024

Dear parents and carers

I hope you have had a good week.

Super Curriculum - The KAR Experience

As we move towards Easter, I am excited to announce that plans are underway to launch our new ‘Super Curriculum’ (‘The KAR experience’) for all Key Stage 3 students next year. We are planning an innovative enrichment programme, built into the school day on a fortnightly basis to give further opportunities for students outside of their normal curriculum. The intention is that these sessions will be 70 minutes on a Wednesday afternoon, fortnightly and finishing at the normal school time of 3.20. Therefore, this will have no impact on timings of the school day and will be incorporated into their normal curriculum time. Personal Development is central to our school’s ethos. King’s Academy Ringmer’s Super Curriculum (The KAR Experience) is an exciting opportunity for our students to engage in a diverse range of activities beyond the curriculum. We believe that a strong co-curricular experience is essential for nurturing the unique talents, interests, and aspirations of each individual.

The purpose of this is as follows:

  • To create a greater sense of belonging and community within our school.
  • To build further opportunities to promote cultural capital and develop well rounded, confident students who are world ready.
  • To ensure students at KAR are afforded the same opportunities as they would have at a larger school, or within private education.

I am currently surveying staff to review what opportunities we are able to provide internally, and am in touch with some external agencies at this early stage. Put simply, the success of this will depend on the quality of provision, and of course this will need to be built over time. Therefore, I ask parents for any support, advice or contacts you may have that may be able to offer sessions within this time. If this is something you, or someone you know, would be interested in supporting, then please register your interest below via the link. At this stage, I am interested in all activities no matter how niche! We will then review all options and see what is possible:

I am also delighted to announce that we have achieved sporting success this week, with the  Year 8 & 9 girls 7’s rugby team becoming County Champions! The girls participated in a tournament held at Brighton Rugby Club.

The girls won their group games, with the final group game going to the last seconds and a conversion by Edith winning us the game. A close semi-final against a strong Warden Park team was won with the final try being scored by Lily. In a really exciting final against Downlands the final score at full time was 15-15, leading to a golden point score which the girls managed to get through Edith after just 56 seconds to win the tournament.

The team was: Olivia, Lola, Lily, Rose, Pearl, Ava, Edith, Lucy & Molly. 

This is a significant achievement, with superb teamwork and sportsmanship shown throughout. We will be celebrating the team next week in school.

Finally, I thank you for your ongoing support on attendance, as we continue to have above average attendance both nationally and locally, which is considerably stronger than this time last year.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Best wishes,
Mr Harvey 


KAR - Rugby County Champions!

Congratulations Olivia, Lola, Lily, Rose, Pearl, Ava, Edith, Lucy & Molly on an incredible achievement! We are so proud of you! 

Celebrating World Book Day in Languages

MFL celebrated World Book Day by reviewing their favourite books in our second language.  We also revisited the Mr Men series, and met Señor PerezosoMademoiselle Tête en L'Air and Monsieur Catastrophe to name but a few! What do you think of these drawings?

Year 11 English Revision Aid

Year 11, to help with your revision, the Google revision site has been developed and includes resources and past papers to help you prepare for the exams.

English Bedrock Stars

We would like to congratulate the Edward and Esther in year 8 for attaining their Bedrock Star Badges for their ongoing progress in English. Well done!


Places of Worship Projects

Year 7 have been busy creating models as part of their study of places of worship in Religious Education.

Student Leader Applications

The applications for our new Student Leaders will open on the 22nd of March and run through till 28th March. Year 10 will be spoken to by Miss Smith and their Tutors next week about the roles, and the application process. These students will play a significant role in the school over the next year and will have excellent opportunities to contribute to King's. 

Careers Update
Plumpton College Open Event March 16th 
On Monday our year 10 students had  an assembly from the Principal of Plumpton College Jeremy Kerswell. The students heard what it's like to study at Plumpton and the careers available. The college prides itself in offering an 'immersive education for a changing world'. There is an open morning on Saturday 16th March from 9am -12. More details to be found here:

Steve Willis Training -webinars about apprenticeships -year 10 and 11

As part of the Business Development and Recruitment team at Steve Willis Training. Later this month, they will be hosting some Webinars about the Apprenticeships that they  are offering this year!

These webinars are primarily targeted at year 10 and 11 students who are beginning to think about what they would like to do after their GCSE’s.

If there are any students that may be interested in pursuing a career in the gas or electrical industry, then our Apprenticeship Webinar is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the apprenticeship program and the industry as a whole.

The apprenticeship webinar will help give learners an overview of the course content and what they can expect if they choose to start an apprenticeship with us in 2024! 

I have attached google form link below. If any learners, parents or carers that are interested in attending, please get them to fill out the form so we have an idea on numbers:


The Big Futures Careers Show

The whole of Year 9 visit to the largest careers show in East Sussex is coming up. Please book your child's place on parent pay by Friday 15th. Strict deadline for coach bookings.

Mrs Colbourne 
Careers Lead 

Yearbook Committee

Attention Year 11 - the time has come to create your yearbook, and we are looking for students to join the committee. This is an awesome opportunity to develop a range of skills and experiences for your CV. You will be able to:

  • develop planning, organisation, and teamwork skills which you’ll use through college, uni and your careers.
  • learn time management, prioritising, reliability skills
  • be responsible for a large project
  • learn valuable business skills such as product development, advertising, marketing, customer service and market research
  • use yearbook design software, photo-editing programs, and project management software and gain experience in photography, journalism, and graphic design
  • contribute to creating a great memory of your time at school which your year group will look back on for years to come.

Contact Miss Smith or Mrs. Thompson for more info.

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