Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to The Kingston Academy from our Head Teacher and Head of School

CaptureIt is my great honour as Head Teacher to welcome you to The Kingston Academy.

Since TKA first opened its doors in 2015, the school has grown into a vibrant community of around 1200 pupils and 170 staff across all year groups including the Sixth Form. 

The school was set up by Kingston Educational Trust, a triumvirate between Kingston University, Kingston College and the Royal Borough of Kingston and our links with these three trust partners afford us access to an unparalleled breadth of experience and expertise in the education sector.

The school’s fantastic reputation amongst the local community was validated in the summer of 2022 when pupils sat public examinations for the first time. Our Year 13 students received an excellent set of A level results whilst amongst GCSE pupils the provisional progress 8 score stands at +0.81 showing that pupils received of almost one grade higher than their peers nationally. We have subsequently continued to build on this success.

These results put the school on a par with some of the highest performing non-selective schools nationally. Going forward, we intend to build on this legacy of high achievement.

Our award winning new STEM building houses a stunning catering atrium, fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, lecture theatre, modern science laboratories and much more.

As your Head Teacher, I am committed to providing your child with an outstanding education that nurtures their talents and prepares them for success in the wider world beyond school.

Mrs Sophie Cavanagh
Head Teacher, The Kingston Academy

From The Head of School

CaptureAs Head of School, I am responsible for the day-to-day leadership at TKA, and part of my role is to ensure that our values of ‘Community Character Ambition’ permeate school life.

Our inclusive and happy community fosters a sense of belonging. By feeling known, safe and supported, we believe that students can thrive and make the most of all of the opportunities available at TKA. We all take an active role in contributing to our calm and friendly community, and through our attitudes of being ‘Ready Respectful Safe’, we aim for our students to make a positive contribution locally and in the wider community.

At TKA we prioritise the development of character by celebrating individuality and uniqueness, instilling confidence in every individual to be themselves. We embrace our differences, and believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive community. We also nurture character skills such as resilience and the ability to cope with challenging circumstances that students will inevitably face in the future. Our strong pastoral care systems promote proactive wellbeing practices so that all students are able to receive support when needed.

We hold high ambitions for every child, recognising that success is a uniquely defined journey for each individual. In every classroom, we adapt our approach to appropriately challenge students. We take great pride in supporting each student's progress throughout their time at TKA. Our goal is to equip every student with the best possible qualifications, as well as with the essential attributes necessary to navigate the diverse challenges of the modern world and make a positive contribution to society.

I know that we can deliver a fantastic and memorable secondary school experience and help your child to achieve their full potential.

Ms Charlie Venter
Head of School