President Kennedy School and Community College

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President Kennedy School
Motto Building Brighter Futures
Established 1967
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Peter Thomas
Location Rookery Lane
West Midlands
52°27′01″N 1°31′16″W / 52.4503°N 1.5210°W / 52.4503; -1.5210Coordinates: 52°27′01″N 1°31′16″W / 52.4503°N 1.5210°W / 52.4503; -1.5210
DfE URN 140248 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 85
Students 1595
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours navy blue and gold

President Kennedy School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in the Holbrooks area of Coventry, England. The school was judged outstanding by Ofsted in July 2013 in all areas (Achievement of pupils, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour and Safety of pupils and Leadership and Management). In July 2013, Ofsted inspectors wrote, "Leaders, staff and governors share a passionate commitment to raise the aspirations and achievement of all the students who attend the school."[citation needed]


The school was founded in 1966 with Dr J. M. Frost the first headmaster. It was originally to be called either Rookery Lane School or Holbrook High, but the assassination of President John F Kennedy during the approval stage resulted in the school being named after President John F. Kennedy and was founded in 1966. The school marked the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination with a series of special assemblies and debates led by its History Department. The school is located in the north-west of Coventry and includes the Holbrooks and Whitmore Park areas of the city.

Construction of the new building for the school to move into began August 2016, with (as of March 2017) it being on target to be finished by September 2017 for the academic year.

Performing Arts[edit]

The school possesses its own modern TV studio and recording studio and runs a popular film making and editing club called 'PK Productions.' Many of these students assist with staging and filming the school's main stage productions throughout the year.

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