Kingsford Community School

An International School

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Kingsford Community School prides itself in being an International School, a school which is dedicated to the preparation of its pupils for life as global citizens. The International School Award scheme is supported and funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and managed by the British Council. The International School Award rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school. The Award is available in 16 countries and is well-regarded by school inspection bodies and ministries of education globally. 

Our receipt of the award is a testament to our commitment to providing a uniquely international and culturally enriching learning experience for our pupils.

“This wonderful and creative school actively supports and promotes a wide range of international partnerships, languages and activities and ensures that the cultural and linguistic heritage of all are celebrated and shared widely…Kingsford brings the world into its classrooms every day and provides a hugely rich and important central focus for global learning. Kingsford prepares its pupils to be confident, articulate, knowledgeable, responsible and skilled citizens with acute global awareness.” Schools Outreach Manager, British Council

At Kingsford Community School, pupils study French, Spanish and Mandarin, and can also take qualifications in their home-spoken “community” languages. Pupils can choose to take part in the rigorous Mandarin Excellence Programme, immersing themselves in Chinese language and culture from an early age, and securing the highly respected HSK Level 3 proficiency qualification.

We work hard to ensure that our pupils understand that equality and diversity are an opportunity for further learning and growth, not a barrier. An international Kingsford education gives our pupils a comprehensive understanding of their place in the world and how they can contribute to it positively. It provides them with an appreciation of different cultures and traditions that will open doors and prepare them for successful lives.


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Posted Date 30/11/23
This afternoon our Year 11 pupils have been exploring what and might look like at the next stage in their learning journeys, asking thoughtful questions and preparing for excellent outcomes at post-16 and beyond. Thank you to our visiting learning providers!
Posted Date 30/11/23
This week our pupils had a wonderful to learn about the power, history, beauty and wellbeing benefits of Tai Chi in an engaging workshop led in Mandarin by expert Prof. Dongmin Wang from , also attended by Mr Jiang, Chinese Director of . A truly memorable day!
Posted Date 15/11/23
Kingsford pupils have been witnessing history come to life at the iconic Tower of London. Pupils had the opportunity to embark in self-led tours around the Palace, Prison and Fortress Trails, as well as participate in a GCSE workshop and tour about Elizabeth I
Posted Date 13/11/23
Kingsford high fliers have been taking to the skies! Earlier this term, Kingsford CCF cadets attended 615 VGS (Volunteer Gliding School) RAF Kenley to Grace the skies in a Viking T1 Glider. Each cadet was able to fly for around 10 minutes with a RAF trained instructor.

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