KWS achieves Silver Modeshift Award

KWS has been awarded a Modeshift Stars Silver Awards for our commitment to sustainable travel. The school has an active travel plan and travel plan committee that works hard to ensure the way students travel to school reaches certain targets. We now have nearly 90% of students travelling by sustainable means.

School Musical

Over the last two weeks, over 100 students auditioned for our school production and rehearsals begin this week!

To avoid the Bank Holiday, we are also moving the production to Thursday 19th May – Saturday 21st May with four performances over three days.

For more information, please see out dedicated Performing Arts Website at or follow us on twitter @kwpaherts.


Mr Bullock and Mr Church

Sports Update

It’s been a busy few weeks in the PE department. We have seen some excellent work produced in recent Year 8 girls gymnastic lessons.

Our Year 9 netball team also put in a very positive performance against STAGS on Tuesday. Well done to all those involved.

Wednesday saw our Year 8 rugby boys team travel to the home of Saracens, the StoneX Stadium, to participate in a tournament against other schools. They played 3 games – winning 1 comfortably, drawing 1 and losing 1. Special mention goes to Jamil E, Maxton B and Aaron N, who Mr Ellershaw deemed player of the day. However, all boys played very well and did the school proud.

Four of our players have got into the Saracens Player Programme. Congratulations to Jamil E, Kaavy S, Oliver Sh, and Brodie G.

Congratulations to Becky D, Annalisa R, and Pearl P for achieving their red belt in kickboxing during the self defence classes that have been taking place since last year.

Finally, our football season begins this Saturday with fixtures for all year groups against Townsend School. We look forward to this very much!

Mr Alexander

Science Update

British Science Week and Careers Month Request
British Science Week 2022 is coming up fast (11th-20th March) and we are lining up plenty of activities for our students to engage with in the Science Faculty. As part of this, and with March being our careers month at KWS, we wanted to reach out to the KWS community to see if there is anyone who would class themselves as working in the science and engineering sector that might be willing to contribute to a science careers activity for our students. The form that this could take can be entirely flexible, but things like pre-recorded talks; in person presentations; a Google meet Q&A session; or a summary and quiz about what you do and how you got into the career would all work really well. Please email before half term if you feel that you may be able to contribute in some way.
Knowledge Organisers and Upcoming Science Assessments:
Our students are very familiar with using Knowledge Organisers to self and peer quiz when learning and revising our science curriculum content. We just wanted to take the opportunity to flag these Knowledge Organisers to parents as a particularly good resource and an easy way for you to support your child with learning the specific terminology required to truly succeed as a science learner. The best way to access these is via the student site on a KWS Chromebook or on Google Chrome on any device where the student is logged into their Google account and click the link KWS Science Knowledge Organisers.
They are in the format of a key word/diagram glossary condensed onto a single A4 page for each topic studied. Just having the Knowledge Organiser open in front of you to allow you to test your son or daughter on the key words and their definitions would be a really effective way to support them in their learning. (If you come up with a particularly innovative way of using them please do let us know – we’d be really glad to hear and share how to make the most effective use of them).
Upcoming Science Milestone tests are as follows:
Year 7: Week commencing 14th March
Year 8: Week commencing 14th March
Year 9: Week commencing 7th Feb

KWS Celebrates Chinese New Year!

At KWS we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year next week with a special themed menu on Wednesday 2nd February. Students will also have the opportunity to make dumplings during their MFL lessons.

Spanish and Skiing Trips launching soon

Year 10 Spanish Trip  – Oct 2022

The Spanish department is hoping to run a Spanish Immersion trip in October 2022 which will include Spanish lessons with the native monitores, adventure activities, visit to Water World Lloret, trip to medieval market and Spanish language team games.

More details to follow!

Mrs Kelly
Head of Languages

Ski Trip – March 2023

We are looking to launch our first Ski Trip in the Easter half term 2023, available to all current years. We will be heading to Alpe D’Huez in France, where the students will enjoy 6 days of skiing with expert instructors and a number of fun apres ski activities. The trip will accommodate both beginner and intermediate skiers, providing students with the opportunity to be active, learn new skills and make new friends.

Keep an eye out for the official launch.

Miss Patterson 

Sports News

There will be training this Saturday (15th January) for Year 9 boys football only, on the main football field between 9am and 10am.

There will also be Rugby (run by parents) on the rugby pitch between 9am and 10am.

Thank you very much to the parents that have volunteered to support with rugby.



Mr Alexander