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Cirencester Kingshill School
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Motto Striving for Excellence
Established 1976
Type Foundation, Comprehensive
Headteacher Christine S. Oates
Specialism Sports College, Science College, Raising Achievement Transforming Learning
Location Kingshill Lane
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1HS
 England
LEA Gloucestershire
Ofsted number 115770
Staff 100
Students 802
Website Cirencester Kingshill School
Coordinates: 51°42′46″N 1°56′48″W / 51.712827°N 1.946631°W / 51.712827; -1.946631

Cirencester Kingshill School is a Comprehensive school located on the south east side of Cirencester, Gloucestershire in England. Opened in 1976, it is one of two secondary schools serving Cirencester and the surrounding area.

The school received an OFSTED inspection in November 2007 and was named an Outstanding school in all categories by the inspection team.[1]

The school won the School Achievement Award for 2003.[2]

Background

When first opened, the school originally admitted 120 pupils each year. This was then raised to 135, and has increased since 1996 to 159 new admissions per year. The school now has an overall enrollment of 802 pupils. [3]

The school has been a Foundation School since September 1999. In 2000, it was named as an Outstanding School in the HMCI annual report. It went on to become a Beacon School and be the first school in Gloucestershire to gain the Eco-Award.

In September 2002, the school received its first specialism, gaining Sports College status. This provided funding for a new sports hall, changing rooms and other sports facilities. In 2006, the school became a Science College and earned creditability in Raising Achievement Transforming Learning.

Curriculum

Throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9), pupils are taught in mixed ability groups except for Mathematics and Modern Languages. All pupils study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, German or French, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Drama, Music, ICT and PSHE.

In their second year (Year 8), pupils with high language skills can begin to study a second language (French or German).

When students reach Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), they work towards their GCSEs. Pupils can choose up to three or four subjects to study, depending on their ability. They will study the core subjects, which are: Science, Mathematics, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, PE, ICT, RE and Citizenship. The other three or four choices include: Art, Design and Technology, Music and ICT. The school also offers vocational courses such as Leisure and Tourism, Health and Social Care or Catering. A BTEC diploma in Sport is also available.

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