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KAR Weekly Newsletter 02/07/21

Weekly Newsletter from Principal, Mrs Williams.

Enrichment days

An exciting couple of days at the beginning of the week with two enrichment days. Years 7-9 were out and about swinging through trees; tramping over the downs and climbing walls in Eastbourne.            Meanwhile back at base, we were rejuvenating the Eco Hub and hunting moths, creating fashion shows, plays and participating in multi-sports. Not to mention working with a visiting theatre company on a Play in a Day.

Apart from many many smiling faces because we were at last out and about, we saw resilience, and determination on the sponsored walk; compassion and understanding in our well being themed Play in a Day and some creativity and passion in our fashion and eco work.

I was so proud of all the students who did their best and took up the challenge of being out of their comfort zone- these sort of life skills make for great adults- Well done King’s Academy Ringmer. Meanwhile...


Year 10 Work Experience

Despite covid restrictions we have managed to give most of our Year 10 students an excellent opportunity to experience the world of work again this year.

From farming to hotel management, Same Sky Arts to NSP Engineering, zookeeping to primary schools, our students are seeing what the workplace has to offer them and what skills they need to thrive in whatever career they eventually choose. 

Please remind them if you are a parent or carer to bring in their work experience log - signed by the employer - to Ms Moorhouse on Monday.


Free School Meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please create an account using the link below:

If you need any support with this, please contact  

See more here:



Clarks Shoes for the Autumn Term

Over the next few weeks as schools start to break up for summer holidays here is a reminder of Clarks Measure and Fit Appointment service. They look forward to welcoming many families as you start to think about school uniform shopping for the new school year. Skip the queues and shop safely within our Clarks Churchill Square Brighton store at a designated time to suit them.

They are taking bookings now for July and August and they are filling up fast so book early!


Safeguarding focus:

We have recently been targeted by some conspiracy theorists with regard to Covid; firstly sending me letters which is perfectly fine, I always like to be written to. However they have now started to leave propaganda leaflets and newspapers outside local schools in bus stops etc.Please understand I  am not taking a line on vaccinations or suggesting that anyone cannot have an opinion, but I do draw the line at this sort of information being left around for our students to read without the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and opinions with their parents/carers.

I have therefore provided a link to more information about the latest Covid theorist,to target the academy.

How an anti-lockdown 'truthpaper' bypasses online factcheckers | Newspapers & magazines | The Guardian


Kind regards


Sian Williams