We aim to provide an inspiring super-curriculum that affords all students the opportunity for success. We allow our students to find and to develop a range of personal interests.
We recognise that learning goes beyond the classroom and believe it should exist outside students’ experience of their academic and pastoral curriculum to truly educate a child’s mind, body and soul. This balance allows students to realise their full potential as dynamic, collaborative, successful individuals equipped to thrive in a changing world.
We offer a wide range of sports clubs including: football, netball, rugby, basketball, volleyball, dance and gymnastics.
Our wide range of other clubs includes rocket building, music and drama rehearsals, chess, langage games, radio, book clubs, gardening and the opportunity to join our Eco Committee.
Most clubs run during lunchtimes.
Period 7 is a key aspect of our Super curriculum and something we are very proud of at KWS.
All our year 7 to 9 students spend the last 35 mins of the day, three times a week, partaking in their choice of activities from each of our Mind, Body and Soul categories.
For more details about period 7 please click here.
Around COVID restrictions we have fielded teams for many competitive sports in the local area, most recently athletics and cricket. In partnership with Saracens we have been able to offer a number of training sessions at their stadium. Our teaching staff are dedicated to coaching and supporting our teams to be perform to their best and from September training for many teams will become a part of period 7 under the body option.
Each subject offered on our timetable has specified some great super curricular activities for students to partake in if they wish to further their learning. These include relevant TED talks, websites for further study and books/articles further reading. They can be found in the sidebar.
COVID restrictions put pay to many of our initial plans, but we did enjoy a fabulous winter showcase before the pandemic hit.
Plans for 2021/22 include a Winter Showcase, Spring Concert, May Musical and Summer production.
We also offer Peripatetic music tuition in school through Rhythm Room. More details can be found here.
With COVID restrictions easing we have many exciting trips in the pipeline for all year groups.
Previous trips have included bushcraft, attending an anti bullying conference, taking part in climate change demonstrations and choir performances in the local area.
There are many further opportunities at KWS including regular external speakers in school (the Chief Executive of RSCPA was a past guest speaker) and chances to partake in local and national competitions. For example, all our yr 7 & 8 students participate in the computational thinking challenge ‘Bebras’, with one of our students making the national final of the subsequent Oxford Computing challenge last year. We have entered local competitions such as Youth Speaks and last year one of our students received a commendation in Poetry By Heart’s annual poetry competition. From Yr 9 we are excited to start to offer our students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh awards.