I am extremely proud to be Head of Primary for Seven Kings Primary School, a brand new school due to open in September 2015.
The school will be part of the already established and very successful Seven Kings High School and I know there will be many advantages of being an All Through School, working in conjunction with the secondary school. During this first year, I will be based at the High School, working with the Senior Leadership Team there before establishing a new team at the Primary School from September 2015.
Seven Kings Primary School will be a four-form entry school, with 120 Reception children starting in September 2015. As these children move up through the school, an additional 120 children will start each year. The school will reach full capacity by September 2021, when the original Reception intake become year 6. These first children will be the founding year groups of the school and see the school grow as they move up through it. All children who attend Seven Kings Primary will automatically be entitled to move on to Seven Kings High School.
The opportunity to create a new school is a rare privilege and an honour. I am passionate about education and the power it has to change people’s lives for the better and I believe wholeheartedly that all children deserve a first class education regardless of background and individual circumstances. Creating a new school gives us the unique opportunity to get it right from the start; a culture where every child is valued, a school which ignites the spark of curiosity, creativity and individuality and the belief that hard work and commitment leads to success.
I am committed to ensuring that Seven Kings Primary School will offer a truly outstanding education and that it will be a place where we can dare to dream and where learning will be central to everything we do. We want our children to develop a zest for learning, to build high self-esteem and a strong determination to succeed.
This next year is an exciting one for the school as we appoint a new team to welcome our first intake of children into the school in September 2015.
I am looking forward to the journey ahead and to meeting with prospective parents and their children over the year.