An International School
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.