Values and Ethos

Kesgrave High School is proud of its inclusive structure, its broad and balanced curriculum and it has been designated both a National Teaching School and National Maths Hub. We are thoroughly committed to providing the best educational experience possible, the chance to explore music and the arts, to study a range of STEM and Humanities subjects, experience a wide range of sports and ensure all students are prepared for further study or the world of work.

Kesgrave High School is proud to be ‘more than just a school’. From the schools inception in 1931 with 180 students under the Headmaster Captain Harrison (link for example of what KHS used to be like ) the school has always tried to ensure the whole child is educated, not merely an exam factory. Now in 2017 we have 1830 students on role and it could not be a more exciting time to be a student here. We are proud to serve the local community, are regularly oversubscribed (we normally have over 700 applications for 280 places) and we have over 900 students and staff cycle to school each day!

At Kesgrave we trust our pupils, giving them complete access to the school site at all times. As a result the ‘responsibility and behaviour of students is excellent. They are polite, courteous and are a credit to the school’. (Ofsted 2013)

Kesgrave High School – Our Values

Empowering students and staff
Learning through doing
Creating a sense of adventure
Encouraging group work and reflective thinking
Committed to respectful and trusting relationships
Nurturing principled, global citizens
Learning without limits

See what Captain Harrison said in 1934 HERE

Kesgrave was the birthplace of the ‘3 period day’ so widely used across the country by a growing number of schools. Due to the length of lessons students can really immerse themselves in the culture of the subject and cover content is real depth. This in turn fosters a love of learning for a subject because learning is not superficial.


Our Curriculum And Faculties

Our curriculum design is also unique in that it truly ensures and delivers a very broad and balanced curriculum. All students study the required National Curriculum subjects and are free to make informed choices about GCSE study in Years 8 and 9. Our Unique curriculum structure places each subject into a Faculty which gets 20% of curriculum time.



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