Below you will find the latest news stories from The Skinners' Kent Academy. If there is something you would like to see on this page, or if you have any questions about any of the articles, please contact us on 01892 534377.
Two Year 8 student members of the gardening club planted tomato seeds last term and found fresh, growing tomatoes this week!
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This year we are offering two days of iPad deployment. The iPad must be collected by the Parent/Carer - NOT your child. You can choose either date:
Wednesday 5th September between 9am and 3pm
Thursday 6th September (The first Academy day for Year 7) between 8am and 5pm
All parents/carers and students will need to come to the main reception on Sandown Park.
Please be aware that due to the volume of IPads we are deploying, 8.30am and 3.30pm on the 6th will be the busiest times and there may be a short queue. Collection should only take approximately 5-10 minutes.
If you are able to come on either of those days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an alternative collection day/time for you the following week.
If we have not received your paperwork prior to the time of deployment, you will not be able to collect an iPad at this time.
Year 11 students and staff at The Skinners’ Kent Academy in Tunbridge Wells are celebrating record-breaking GCSE results this week.
Executive Principal Sian Carr said, “I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students and the progress they have made in a year which has seen significant curriculum and qualification reform. I am excited by the opportunities in life that these excellent results will offer our students giving them a very positive start in shaping their future. We achieved our highest ever pass rate in English and Mathematics with over 70% of our students achieving grades 9-4 and more than 20% achieving the top grades of 7, 8 and 9. Similar results were achieved in Science including an impressive 100% pass rate for all students taking individual science subjects. In addition, there were some outstanding individual performances including Jamie Allen who gained one 9, four 8s and two A*s amongst his GCSE grades and Catherine-Jane Cornish who achieved one 9, two 8s, three 7s, an A and an A* amongst her subject grades.
We will be delighted to see many of our Year 11 students returning in September to study the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme and look forward to welcoming them into the Academy Sixth Form.”
If you are interested in applying to join The Skinners’ Kent Academy Sixth Form in September, please email email@example.com for further information.
The 2018 Skafest ‘Showcase’ clearly demonstrated the wealth of talent within the Academy and the Expressive Arts Faculty. We are extremely proud of all our students who have rehearsed tirelessly in order to put on what has to be our strongest production yet. Performances included cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, drama, Junior and Senior Rock Band and a variety of solo and smaller ensemble musical performances. Well done to everyone involved!
Amelia and Jennifer, who are both in Year 9 at the Academy, entered The Young Writers poetry and creative writing competition. Both students enjoy writing as a hobby and after being encouraged to enter by their English teacher, Mrs Mustafa, they were surprised by the outcome.
Amelia’s poem was chosen to be published in the poetry book called – ‘Poetry Games’ Teen Spirit.
Jennifer’s poem was chosen to be published in the poetry book called ‘The Colour of words’.
SKA FEST 2018 is almost here! Join us tomorrow from 4-6pm in an end of term celebration of Music, Art, Drama and Dance. Tickets will also be on sale on the door. See you there!