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.
As part of our Matthew's Mile initiative, we want to walk around the world for Matthew; a total of 24,901 miles. From 26 Sept, we would like everyone to start adding miles to our total by tracking them on Strava. See here for details on how to use the app.
Hannah is passionate about SKA’s values and the community the Academy serves and combines a strong leadership profile with personal warmth.
On her appointment, Hannah said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the next Principal of SKA. I look forward to working with everyone at SKA to build on the strengths of the Academy in the years to come.”
Professor Sarah Stallebrass, Chair of the MAT Board, said: “The Trustees and Governors are incredibly impressed by what Hannah has achieved in her post as Acting Principal and her ideas to build positively on developments at SKA to date. We believe Hannah’s strong leadership skills will enable her to inspire colleagues across the SKA community to ensure this high performing organisation continues to seize the opportunities and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing local and national educational landscape.”
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we have unfortunately had to cancel our Academy Tours and Autumn Open Evening. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some videos on our website, which we hope will give prospective students a taste of what life is like at The Skinners’ Kent Academy.
In the meantime, a virtual tour of the Academy building can be viewed here.
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The House system is key to the ethos and culture of The Skinners’ Kent Academy. It provides the framework by which all students are supported to achieve their best and enhances a sense of community within the Academy which encourages a feeling of identity and belonging.
Our Houses at the Academy are named after famous scientists: Rosalind Elsie Franklin, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Charles Darwin and we are excited that this year we have introduced a fourth house named after Sir Isaac Newton.
Planning is currently underway for the 2020/21 events and activities so make sure you keep an eye out for communications about these. We also looking into renaming our Houses this Academic year and more information about this will follow soon.
2019/20 House competition results
During the 2019/20 academic year, students took part in a number of activities and events to earn house points. These activities included:
Year 11 Students at The Skinners’ Kent Academy have been reunited with their classmates and teachers at this years’ GCSE results day.
Over a quarter of the cohort achieved a Grade 7 or above in Maths and English and there were a number of outstanding individual performances including Mitansh Choski who achieved nine 9s and one 8, Frank Peers who was awarded seven 9s, one 8 and one 7, and Grace Ball who attained five 9s, three 8s and one 7.
Commenting on the day, Acting Principal Hannah Knowles said: ‘We are delighted that we were able to invite our students into the Academy to collect their GCSE results in person. It was important to us that we could share this experience with them and be able to offer students face to face support.
We are proud of how well our Year 11 students have coped with the unusual circumstances and would like to thank all the teachers and parents/carers for their ongoing support.
We look forward to welcoming many of the students into our Sixth Form in September’.
For further information about joining the Sixth Form at The Skinners’ Kent Academy, please see here.
The Skinners’ Kent Academy are once again celebrating their results in the International Baccalaureate Career-related programme (IBCP).
Continuing on the success of recent years, the Academy achieved a 100% pass rate with students securing places at universities including Exeter, to read Joint Honours in English and History, Manchester for Business and Economics and Reading for Business Management with a placement year. The IBCP Diploma has also opened up opportunities for students to take up apprenticeships, such as in Education Support, prior to a degree in Education and Actuarial Services.
The IBCP is an innovative education programme tailored to students who want to focus on career-related learning. Over the past two years, students studied a range of different subjects including Anthropology, Visual Arts and Financial Studies and also completed a Reflective project and Community Service Learning.
Commenting on this years’ results, Acting Principal, Hannah Knowles said: “We are very proud of the achievements of all our Year 13 students, especially under these extraordinary circumstances. The IBCP includes a large percentage of coursework, alongside aspects such as Reflective project, and Community Service Learning, which has meant our students have been rewarded for their individual achievements, even though they were unable to sit their exams. We would like to wish all our Year 13 leavers the very best as they progress onto their next steps”.
For further information about studying the IBCP programme at The Skinners’ Kent Academy, please see here
Although we find ourselves in a challenging situation, the opportunity for students to be inducted into SKA’s Sixth Form is not one that we wanted to let pass by. We are excited at the prospect of welcoming you to the I.B. Career-Related Programme (IBCP) in a very different way to usual.
Our future Year 12s will have the chance to find out more about individual pathways, have digital taster lessons, meet the Sixth Form team, have a live Q&A via Microsoft Teams and sign up for priority enrolment.
Further details, including a timetable of what the day will include can be found here.
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Year 11 students and staff at The Skinners' Kent Academy are celebrating excellent GCSE results today. Executive Principal Dr Hilary Macaulay said, "I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students and the progress they have made this year. Highlights across the Academy this year include a record breaking 27 Grade 9s, 80 Grade 8s and 123 Grade 7s. We have also celebrated several outstanding individual performances with 5 students achieving an average grade of an 8 across all subjects, 8 students achieving an average grade of a 7 and 40 students achieving an average grade of a 6.
These excellent results will ensure that all of our students have the very best opportunities for the next stage in their studies. In addition, there have been some outstanding individual performances including Javier Sequeira who gained five Grade 9s and four Grade 8s amongst his GCSE grades, Joshua Duncan who achieved five 9s, two 8s, one 7, one 6 and an A*, and Cerys Crook who achieved two 9s, four 8s, two sevens, one 6 and an A*.
Over a quarter of the cohort achieved a Grade 7 or above in Maths and English and a new record number of top grades were achieved across a range of subjects. We are delighted that many of our Year 11 students will be returning in September to study the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme and look forward to welcoming them into our Academy Sixth Form."
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Building on the success of recent years, Sixth Form students at The Skinners’ Kent Academy are celebrating another excellent set of results in the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme. Students have undertaken a suite of qualifications including: Visual Arts, History, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Business Management and the London Institute of Banking and Finance Diploma. The students’ achievements have enabled them to secure places at universities in: Canterbury, Cardiff, Central Lancashire, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Falmouth and Essex, amongst others.
The students have achieved the best ever results at the Academy in Biology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, History, English Language and Literature and Mathematical Studies.
Once again, the International Baccalaureate Career Related programme qualification has proved to be the path to success for our students, whether as a preparation for further study at university, or as a route into employment or apprenticeships. The Academy is tremendously proud of the achievements of all our students and wishes them continued success in their future endeavours.
Any student who sat GCSE this year and wishes to find out more about our International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme is most welcome to join us for a taster day on Thursday 18th July. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01892 534377.