Seven Kings School is an all through school which welcomes children aged 4 to 16 from the local catchment regardless of their ability. Seven Kings School has a long and successful history as a high performing, outstanding school with world-class status. We are a Learning Partnership and lead a thriving alliance of 23 schools providing exciting opportunities for staff and students alike, this relentless pursuit of excellence for all is at the heart of our continuing success.
In September 2015 we became an all-through school, opening our new primary school to our first cohort of reception pupils, thus providing education from the age of 4 to 19.
There are approximately 2230 students on roll; 840 in our primary campus, 900 in years 7-11 and approximately 490 in our successful sixth form. The school is always oversubscribed and enjoys strong support from parents and governors. The learning environment and general facilities at the school are excellent.
Examination results are consistently high at every Key Stage and were once again excellent in 2023. In our last OFSTED inspection (September 2018) we were judged to be outstanding across all categories. In particular, inspectors identified that the school has created ‘an exceptional environment in which all pupils thrive’.
We strive for excellence and believe we make a difference to our students’ life chances. We want our students to be curious about the community and the world around them, to develop a love of learning and become active, socially responsible citizens. We are proud of our inclusive approach which provides a challenging and personalised education for every child.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum up to Year 13 that focuses on teaching students the skills to be effective lifelong learners. The Primary campus is extremely proud to provide the foundations of our young people’s journey through their education and personal growth within this outstanding all-through school. As an all-through school, our curriculum sequencing ensures in our primary phase the foundation of strong pedagogical principles. Skills and knowledge are taught discreetly in subject areas so that our children gain an understanding of each subject. This allows children to recall prior knowledge, embed current learning, building on schemas already developed in previous learning. We exploit our all throughness to allow our young people to have specialist opportunities early on in PE, Art, Languages, Music, DT, science and Computer Science.
In Key Stage 3, students continue to follow the National Curriculum (Art, CPHSE, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, PE, RE, Science). All students take French; some may take an additional language (Spanish or Mandarin) in Year 8. In year 9 all students take a short GCSE in Religious Studies with a lesson tracking the lessons to explicitly teach organisation, reliance, metacognition, revision techniques as well as support in writing ot time.
In Key Stage 4 students follow a core curriculum and take a range of options.
Students are generally taught in mixed ability classes; there is setting or banding in some subjects.
Students are assessed regularly and receive formative feedback, enabling them to set improvement targets.
We create a purposeful, harmonious atmosphere where students feel safe to develop into happy, confident citizens. Our pastoral staff maintain close links with parents, who are encouraged to contact the school with any concerns.
Home learning is set according to a structured timetable. There are support clubs to help students and we provide intervention programmes for students who need extra help. Our learning support department is skilled at identifying students’ needs and providing the support to help them access the curriculum.
We are equipped to admit students with significant physical disabilities affecting their mobility. These students have an EHCP.
Most of our students continue their education in the Sixth Form and nearly all go on to university. Our courses are Level 3 (A Levels). Students receive strong support from an experienced leadership team. They have the opportunity to get involved in community work and enrichment projects, and there are many social and cultural activities available.
As an all-through school, when choosing Seven Kings as a primary school you are choosing and committing to Seven Kings as a secondary school, unless you apply through admissions for another secondary school when your child reaches Year 6. Please ensure you are familiar with our policies which have made our school a harmonious, safe place where children thrive. You do not need to apply for a secondary place if your child has been with us for their primary education; you do need to inform us if you are not taking your place.
Our primary campus admits 120 children each year in four forms of entry and our secondary campus admits 180 children in six forms of entry.
From September 2022 pupils in the primary phase will automatically be given a Year 7 place in the secondary phase when they are in Year 6. If they wish to progress into Year 7 they do not need to apply for a place. This means that the number of Secondary Transfer places available to catchment applicants who are not attending the primary phase will be reduced to 60. Please be aware of this when you make your application to Seven Kings and ensure you name more than just one school even if we are your catchment school.
All matters relating to the allocation of places at the school are administered by Redbridge Admissions Department.
Redbridge operates a catchment area policy and children living within our area have priority for admission. Full details of the process for secondary transfer are obtainable from the Redbridge website
All applications are online via https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/primary-school-admissions/