Have you thought about training to teach?

PrintThe Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance delivers school-based teacher training programmes for both primary and secondary phases via the School Direct route.

Our trainees are placed in local schools for the school year and are trained by experienced and highly skilled professionals.  If you are interested in joining us to become a teacher in 2017, please visit our website.

KEVI student is Swim Serpentine champion

SwimSerpentine2016Laura Cook in Y9 recently became the Swim Serpentine British Open Water Swimming champion for the 13/14 yrs age group.

She swam 1.66km to win convincingly, beating the second placed swimmer by 17 seconds.

Congratulations and well done to Laura!

KEVI Music Tour to Wagrain, Austria

Wagrain, AustriaIt was a huge operation taking 83 people in two coaches, one trailer and a separate instrument transport van on the Music Tour, and this year, like our previous nine, it was a tremendous success.

We put on five concerts in the Salzburg area with all our main groups performing in mostly outdoor venues. For each concert we put on a different programme of music which involved our Choir, Chamber Choir, Strings, Jazz Band, Ceilidh Band, Percussion Ensemble and Steel Pans.

Click ‘continue reading’ to find out more about the tour.

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Lost Lines poetry project

Three KEVI students recently took part in the ‘Lost Lines’ poetry project in partnership with local poet Jo Colley and the Northern Poetry Library. You can read our student’s poems by clicking ‘continue reading’ at the end of the extract below or by clicking here.

Missing Lines



English Clinic/Drop-in

EnglishAllergic to Alliteration?
Inspector making you ill?
Sick of Similes?
Want to murder Macbeth?

Come to Access on Tuesdays Week 2 at lunch time and see if I can help. The English Clinic will be run by Miss Barnes (Grayson) starting 27th September.

Community Workshops

Next week, we start the third year of Making Workshops. They take place every 2 weeks from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the Youth Centre building.


GCSE Celebrations at KEVI

IMG_8218We are delighted with the fantastic GCSE results achieved by our Year 11 students.

Based on the new accountability framework the key headlines to report and celebrate are below:

  • 91% A*-C in English
  • 84% A*-C in maths
  • 80% A*-C in English and maths
  • 28% achieving the English Baccalaureate suite of qualifications

These excellent results are testimony to the hard work of our students and the commitment and support provided by both teachers and parents.

We look forward to seeing many of our Year 11 students again in September when they begin Year 12 and would like to wish all of our Year 11 students good luck with their future plans.


Sixth Form and Destinations

We hope that your GCSE results were all that you had hoped for.

Please let us know if you intend returning to Sixth Form or not.

If you are returning to the Sixth Form in September, you must confirm your subject choices by completing the online form below by Tuesday 30 August at the latest.

Please note that we cannot guarantee whether any changes to subject choices will be possible until September when applications and numbers are processed.

Before completing the online confirmation you should check pages 6, 7 & 8 of the Post 16 Prospectus which outlines our subject entry criteria.

Click here to complete the online Sixth Form and Destinations form.

Post 16 Enrolment and Induction

All students who have applied to join our Sixth Form will have received a letter outlining the enrolment and induction procedures which will take place on Thursday 1 September.

Students who are unable to make 1 September should come to school on Tuesday 6 September 10:00 – 12:30 for induction.

A Level Results Success

We are delighted with another excellent set of A Level results that have highlighted the hard work and commitment shown by our Year 13 students.


The results have seen an increase in both the pass rate and % of top grades awarded.


A*-E grades – 99%
A*-B grades – 54%
A*-A grades – 27%


The vast majority of students that applied to university have been successful in securing their places and we wish all our Year 13 Leavers every success with their future plans.