Kingsbury School, Warwickshire

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Kingsbury School
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Martin Clarke
Location Tamworth Road
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B78 2LF
England
52°33′59″N 1°41′00″W / 52.56630°N 1.68322°W / 52.56630; -1.68322Coordinates: 52°33′59″N 1°41′00″W / 52.56630°N 1.68322°W / 52.56630; -1.68322
Local authority Warwickshire
DfE number 937/4008
DfE URN 141744 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.kingsburyschool.co.uk

Kingsbury School is a coeducational secondary school located in the village of Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England. Its main catchment area is Kingsbury, but students also attend from a number of neighbouring villages, such as Hurley and Whitacre Heath, Picadilly, Wood End, Bodymoor Heath and Middleton.

The school occupies a fairly central part of the village, and a school has existed on this site in some form for around 300 years. The present comprehensive school was built in 1956, and currently caters for around 610 students, whose ages range from 11 to 18. It is a specialist mathematics and science college. Following poor results in 2008 where the school was placed at the bottom of the Warwickshire league tables and significantly below national the school has undergone significant transformation. Under new leadership (and largely new staffing) A*-C results have improved to be significantly above the national average (67% A*-C including English and Maths 2013). On the back of these excellent results the school has secured a partnership with North Warwickshire and Hinkley College and will be opening Post 16 provision from September 2014.

In addition, there is a swimming pool, which is open to the public during evenings, weekends and holidays. The pool, built in 1972 by Kingsbury Parish Council, has been managed by Warwickshire County Council since it was first opened.[1] In February 2009 the future of the pool was placed in doubt after Warwickshire County Council announced their intention to withdraw funding at the end of the 2009/10 financial year.[1] However, following a local campaign to save the pool, the Council agreed to continue funding for a further year while a plan for the long-term future of the pool is sought.

In 2011 the school took control of the pool and developed alongside a new sportshall in order to develop the site as a leisure centre. Since this time the newly founded KSA (Kingsbury Sports Academy Leisure Centre) has gained in popularity as a result of its highly thought of facilities.[2]

Previously a community school administered by Warwickshire County Council, Kingsbury School converted to academy status in March 2015. However the school continues to coordinate with Warwickshire County Council for admissions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calls to save Kingsbury swimming pool". Tamworth Herald. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "County council jumps in to save Kingsbury Pool". Warwickshire County Council. 23 December 2009. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 

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