Co-Educational Proposal Consultation

Consultation Statement

Historically, Kemnal Technology College has been an 11-16 boys’ school with a mixed Sixth Form.  The College’s purpose is twofold – we want all our students to achieve academic success and have access to a varied co-curricular syllabus in order for them to complete their educational journey.  Students can only achieve this if they feel happy and are provided with a safe and caring environment in which the talents of different individuals are respected and encouraged to flourish.

Staff have high levels of professionalism and work hard to ensure that every Kemnal student can shine.  Following a recent Ofsted inspection, praise was given to the warm atmosphere in the College and inspectors noted that Kemnal students are polite, confident and friendly young people who feel safe at the school.

Over recent years, the demand for places at Kemnal has fallen which has meant that the College is currently undersubscribed.  TKAT (the Kemnal Academies Trust -the Academy sponsor) with the Governors and Headteacher have considered different options for the future of the College and have investigated ways to increase pupil numbers.  Attracting more pupils will avoid a reduction in funding going forward and allow further investment in facilities to enhance teaching and learning.

At present, the current single-sex environment is not reflective of the school’s drive to build a more inclusive ethos, that pupils can make the best all-round progress (academic, physical, personal, social and emotional) regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment, background or disability. 

College leaders at Kemnal and the Trust have a very clear educational philosophy which is focused around the values we want all our students to acquire before taking their place in the adult world. This is why we strive for an ambitious, resilient and considerate community, where all pupils can achieve their potential. This can be best achieved in a mixed-gender school environment.

It is therefore proposed that Kemnal Technology College becomes a co-educational 11-18 school. This will create more stability in pupil numbers, and enable future investment for an inclusive 21st century education for both local boys and girls; retaining the safe and caring environment of which the school is justly proud. 

Questionnaire on a Proposal to become a co-educational 11-18 School

Please complete the following survey - submissions can either be made online or by printing a copy of the document below and handed to the College reception. All submissions must be completed by 5pm on Monday 22nd January 2018 

Online Survey   /   Printable Survey

 

There will be two chances to meet the Head Teacher and the Chair of Governors in the school:

Tues 9th January 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00

Tues 16th January 2018 - 14:30 to 15:30

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