Dear Parents

I am delighted by the confirmation in the Telegraph newspaper recently that Kingsmead tops the tables for GCSE results among all ability schools in Wirral. This is testament not only to the hard work that the children put in to their studies but to the dedicated team of professional educators that we are proud to have at Kingsmead.

image1However, at Kingsmead there is so much more to educating the whole child. I am grateful to Mr Rees for the time and effort he puts in each year to raising our awareness of the plight of children less fortunate than our children through the support we offer to three children who are part of the Compassion project. This year the fundraising was accomplished through our very own ‘Bake Off’ and we obviously have some very talented bakers in our midst! Thank you to all the extended family members who supported our children in providing all the delicious treats.

Whilst on the topic of food, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Neil and the creative, hardworking team from Wilson Vale who look after us so well and provide us with delicious taste sensations every day.

We have our Open Morning on Saturday 11th March from 10am – 12 noon. Please do feel welcome to attend, especially if you are keen to look at the next stage of Kingsmead for your child. It is a useful way to get to chat to teachers and other pupils. Naturally, please do invite your friends!

The Open Morning will be used as one of the main rehearsal days for our production of Grease, which is taking shape under the creative talents of Mrs Hodgson and Mr Hollington. There will be performances on the 29th and 30th of March which we are all looking forward to enjoying.

A concern has been expressed that some of the Infant Department parents are parking their cars up on the kerbs in the school car park so that they can park as close as possible to the Infant Department when dropping off or collecting their children. This is not acceptable as it causes a major risk for our children. Please ensure that you only park in designated bays in our school car park or in Bertram Drive (not obstructing the residents’ driveways, or on double yellow lines or zig-zags).

I hope that you all enjoy a restful half term holiday and I look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 27th February at 8.30am.

Yours faithfully

MARK GIBBONS

Headmaster