Kingswinford Academy

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Kingswinford Academy
Water Street

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Coordinates52°29′58″N 2°09′58″W / 52.4994°N 2.1662°W / 52.4994; -2.1662Coordinates: 52°29′58″N 2°09′58″W / 52.4994°N 2.1662°W / 52.4994; -2.1662
Mottobe extraordinary
Establishedc. 1936
Department for Education URN137773 Tables
Head teacherThomas Macdonald
Age11 to 16
HousesKrypton, Argon, Neon, Helium
Colour(s)Green, Blue, Red, and Yellow

Kingswinford Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Kingswinford, West Midlands, England.[1]


The school was built just before World War II by the Brierley Hill Urban District Council. Subsequent local authority mergers meant that the school was later controlled by the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and then became a Foundation School and specialist Science College.

The Kingswinford School converted to an Academy status on 1 January 2012 and became independent of local authority control. However, the school continues to coordinate Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council for admissions. As of September 2016, the Kingswinford School joined the Windsor Academy Trust (WAT), run by Windsor High School to become part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The school frequently receives financial grants from the government to help its funds and upkeeping. In easter term of 2019 the name changed from The Kingswinford School to Kingswinford Academy.


The school is run by the head teacher, Thomas Macdonald. There is about 51 staff operating in the school and 914 students.[citation needed] There are roughly 180 students per year group and 220 per house (Krypton, Neon, Argon and Helium). The current house leaders are: Krypton – A Wall, Neon - J Airey, Argon – J Wilkes and Helium - D Cotterell .[citation needed] The school is run by the standard English Education System and operates with Year 7, 8 and 9 falling under KS3 and Year 10 and 11 falling under KS4, with students choosing their GCSE subjects in Year 9 and beginning their two-year GCSE learning in Year 10.

Major refurbishments and repairs have taken place since 2012 with the introduction of an observatory [2] in 2012. In 2014, three new modern classroom facilities purposed for the English curriculum were built. In 2015 many windows, doors and classrooms were refurbished and helped modernise the school.

In May 2016, the schools canteen was demolished after being in service since 1939, to be replaced by a newer more modern refectory. The financial cost of the project, summing up to £1.5 million, was provided by The Department for Education as part of the government's Academy Programme.[3] The refectory was planned to be finished in March 2016 but due to various administrative issues, the final completion date was reached in late March 2017 and officially opened on 19 June 2017, named "The Hedley Refectory" after former headteacher, Bronwyn Hedley. The canteen is staffed by a group of chefs and serves various meals from mellors catering company. In September 2018 the school opened the King's pod selling snackish food to students across the school.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Observatory News - The Kingswinford School". The Kingswinford School Website. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Kingswinford School Academy dining room to be rebuilt thanks to £1.5m grant". Stourbridge News. Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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