Senior News



News Articles - Senior Only - Sept 2012 to Current


Kingsley Girls' Team take the prize.

Adventures in Torquay

Our Chinese students from varous nations presented their New Year assembly.

"How to make a woolly mammoth"

Congratulations to the Devon Boys' Handball team competing in the national finals this weekend.

6 senior matches and 4 wins this term. Well done boys!

The largest partial eclipse to be seen over Great Britain since 11 August 1999.

Match Report from the Devon Winter School Games Girls’ handball tournament on Thursday 19th March.

Spring Music and Drama

Kingsley School are now offering golf as a sporting activity at the beautiful Royal North Devon Golf Club just down the road from school.

Kingsley boarders in Belvoir House were treated to an evening of pampering (and chocolate!)

"Congratulations to Kingsley school boys team"

In an affluent suburb in the near future, the birth of a boy is welcomed with shouts of joy and firecrackers, .....

6th Form Students visit Olympia

Well done to our U13 Hockey team girls, who played in a Devon Schools' Tournament held at Bideford College this week.

Year 12 visit Exmoor

Out and about with Year 7 Geographers

Year 9 Students break out their talent.

Kingsley's first ever Devon Schools Girls' Tournament

A lovely walk in a beautiful place!

How lucky we are to have this landscape so close to our school.

The whole world in a bubble!

Kingsley students chosen for Western Area Judo Squad

Kingsley students join the band!

6th Form Business students investigate Disney's losses!

Some wonderful performances from our younger group of Judoka at the Patchway Open in Bristol.

Kingsley Girls produce a strong performance.

Kingsley gymnasts have started the competition season with two teams qualifying for national finals.

Kingsley Judo Club celebrates success

Kingsley Students in Devon team

6th Form students rise to the challenge!

Training at Bradley Stoke Judo Club

Inspired by his Italian roots, Mr Stella plunged himself into an intensive Geography lesson on his home land for Year 8.

Celebrating music and drama across the school.

On Christmas Eve, four ghosts teach Scrooge, an elderly miser, that love and friendship are much more important than amassing a fortune.

The first ever Inter-house Handball Competition this week was fantastic.

“the magic three victories in three days was achieved!"

Last weekend was an intense weekend of Judo for all of the Kingsley judo athletes, as the team travelled just over 1200 miles to compete at two different levels of competition.

Kingsley’s Year 13 Geography and Business Studies students have just returned from a packed 3 day visit to London and Essex, accompanied by Mrs Wivell and Mr Whaley.

24 A-level pupils have returned from the trip of a lifetime to Iceland. Geography, EAL, English and Photography students spent an amazing 5 days in this inspiring country.

Charlie, Greg, Rufus, Tom, Ollie, Nigel, Jonah, Peter, Jonny, Kieran, Alex, Dan, Fin, Will, Joel, Edison were the genuine heroes who stepped up and made the trip to Rencomb College, put their bodies on the line and came home happy, fulfilled and with an experience that will last a lifetime!

Sparks were flying at the Kingsley Friends' (rescheduled) Bonfire Party on Friday.

What a great way to end the day!

Café culture and Roman Baths.

"Such brilliant behaviour of the entire group meant we all had a really fun day together, filled with learning and laughter."

A good team performance.

"It was great to network with other schools .."

New players make an impact!

Kingsley Choir and musicians, raising money for charity.

A successful week to experience other cultures and languages.

The weather couldn't have been kinder to our A level biologists.

Red, green, blue and yellow featured strongly in the clothing and face-paint of the teams for the annual "It's a Knock Out" fun and games.

Sunshine, Sea, Seals, Seabirds and Sandwiches

Dinner, Band and a Disco at The Pier House

A celebration of the year from Sep 2013 to Jun 2014

Climbing to the top for Children's Hospice South West

Backstoke and Butterfly disciplines in Plymouth

Judges favourite for her category at area competition

Training in the Purbeck Hills

Judo and Japanese culture in Tokyo

Over 30 Kingsley students take part in Schools Competition

On tour with the Chamber Choir

French, German, Spanish, Italian & Russian

Awards for Students in Years 9, 10 and 11

Juniors & Senior students showcase their talents

4th and 5th rankings for Devon Teams

Schools competition at Dorney Lake

Visit by Dreampark Theatre Company

Juniors and Seniors go down to the sea with gloves and wellies.

Successful trip to Sheffield for the Kingsley School Judo Club

February 2014 Dragons, Ribbons, Fans, Fortune Cookies and Vegatable Rib Soup!

March 2014 Boys and Girls Devon Teams through to the National Finals 

Sixth Formers go collecting primary data

Sustainable Achievable Solutions

Films and Chatting at The Plough Arts Centre

A win for the 'Incredibles'

Devon Schools Championships in Exeter

Kingsley School Judo Club Under 16 Team compete in Kingsbridge

Inspirational talk for Seniors

Annual Schools Exhibition at The Burton Gallery

February 2014 From the Headmaster's desk

Proud Bronze and Silver award winners

A day trip to St Austell

South West Schools Competition in Taunton

First Devon & Cornwall Regional Sculling Trials.

Medals at Patchway Junior Open

An unusual lesson on the Sacraments for Year 10

Superb cooking at Exeter Finals

January 2014 England selectors impressed by club Judoka

Methodist Relief Development Fund and World AIMS 

Traditional Carol Service to end the Autumn term

Senior Drama and Music Production

Kingsley runners selected to represent North Devon Schools

Technology conference and more on 2 day visit

Rock Stars of the future!

Rotary Young Chef of  the Year Competition

Serious issues 'Question Time' style

Inspirational People, Prep, Mental Health and The Meaning of Life

Studying all things urban

International Residentie Judotoernoi - The Hague

Victoria Park Bideford

November 2013 Great Britain Home Nations Ranking Tournament

Four days in the Brecon Beacons.

Fantastic sporting achievement

In the caves of the Mendip Hills

From debts to world toilets!

From the Louvre to the Pompidou Centre

Coffee, squash, delicious cakes

Small Change for a Big Change

Congratulations they all passed!

Outdoor classroom on our doorstep

In conjunction with Appledore Book Festival

A Celebration of the Year from Sep 2012 to Aug 2013

Senior It's A Knock Out

A* Set of Results

Record number attend this year

Waiting is over - delighted students

Getting the best out of young people

To rival Glastonbury!

A Level students learn about career paths for graduates

An evening to celebrate

Double Gold for Andrew and Bronze for Clara

Vision with action can change the world

A visit to St James's Palace

Athletics in the sun this year

Ippon Trophy Tournament in Antwerp

Thirteen intrepid teenagers went out in the wind and rain

National Theatre Connections Programme

Congratulations to Simon Ward and all at Kingsley School Judo Club

The secret's in the Triangle.

International Champions visit Kingsley

From Westward Ho! to California

Superb evening of Performing Arts and £225 for Children's Hospice South West

Genetic Engineering in Cardiff

Northam, Exeter, Wells, Coventry

'We Lost Elijah' by Ryan Craig

Sponsorship wanted for Millenium Cross Country event

Gold for Andrew and Bronze for Louis

Modern Foreign languages Competition

Sixth Form, Staff, Parents and Friends compete

Fair Trade ingredients for Fair Trade Café

Landforms and Fluvial Processes on Exmoor

Kingsley hosts North Devon Gala Concert

Memories of North Devon, food, clothes and much more

Sponsorship wanted for Millennium XC run event

Good Luck for GISGA Championships

Plants of the rainforest and fair trade

Learning from Cornwall's expert pasty crimpers!

Presentation evening for Bronze and Silver

Action in Methodist Schools (AIMS) raising funds for Exeter Charity

Carita House Gymnastics Competition

A very successful 2012 for Judo

Kingsley students work on display

Talented musician in Year 9

Violinist heads for Birmingham

For entry to Years 7 and 9 in September 2013

British Rowing Association Young Peoples Forum

Presented to students in Final assembly

More from our talented Year 11 photographer

St. Mary's Church Bideford

A feast of Drama, Music and Dance

Jack and Josh selected to represent North Devon

Christmas begins for the whole School

Gym team excel again at Girls Independent Schools Gymnastics Association

Supporting the RSPCA and WATERAID

North Devon Journal Sports Awards 2012

Kingsley's very own rock stars!

North Devon Heritage Coastline

Judo Preparation for Performance Coaching

Samaritan's Purse around the world

Rotary Young Chef and Springboard Future Chef Competition

Kingsley Competitors and Officials

Charity fun day with Pudsey!

Sharing music with the community

Work by AS and A2 Students

Studying Urban Regeneration in London

A Midsummes Night's Dream with the Juniors and Seniors

Geysers, Glaciers, Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Geothermal Power ...

Looking forward to the future

Science at 'Café Scientifique' in Launceston

Fierce competition and high standards

Determined to learn new skills

Action in Methodist Schools in Weston-super-Mare

A day at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Book Festival visitor

Iceland to Costa Rica and everywhere in-between!

New experiences at the Queen's Theatre

Macmillan Cancer Support

History in the outdoor classroom

Sustainable farming in Mali

Devon Senior Kyu Grade Championships

Gliddon & Squires North Devon Cross-Country League

Words of wisdom from the 6th Form!

How far to the sea?

A busy and successful Summer for Jack

Great results for Clara and Andrejs

A day to celebrate and be proud

Kingsley girls in winning crew at South Coast Championships

First National Ranking Event of the season

First get-together for House Teams

The big day arrives!

International Judo Training Camp

International Judo Training Camp

Great achievement!

Once in a lifetime opportunity

Interdependency, Ambitions and Achievements

Successes at Wimbleball and Totnes

UKCC British Rowing Level 2

Prestigious award for Nicola

Great fun camping in the rain!

GCSE and A Level Examination work on display

A wonderful evening at The Pier House

Awards presented in Assembly

Celebrating Talent

Diversity in the Psychology Department!

Kent International Championships

'Mathematics Takes You Further' at Plymouth University

Tom returns from University

British Judo Association - Technical Officials for Clubs and Schools

Positions of responsibility for new School year

Awards for mathematicians in Year 10 and 11

38th Venray International Dutch Judo Tournament

Rowers visit Lifeboat Sation

Leavers Assembly 2012

Congratulations on Food Safety Awards

Raising funds for THE DIANA AWARD and TOGETHER FOR SHORT LIVES

Seven counties compete in Kingsbridge

Chance of a lifetime for Kingsley students

Senior School Rowing Club members row home to Bideford

Well done to both teams

From the Bayeux Tapestry to milking goats!

Special invitation via Kingsley and 'Team Bath' programme

Geomorphic Processes and proof it didn't rain every day this week!

Year 10's and their 'Wedding Service''

"The Duchess of Malfi" at The Old Vic 

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Land of Fire and Ice

Alice takes Gold in Nottingham

'Journey to X' ends in Bristol

Higher Education Convention in Exeter

Studying Land Use and Weather

Bronze Medal for Sam in Sheffield

Killer Cottage Pie and Carbonara

Kingsley Head welcomes prestigious guests 

Students contribute to Gala Concert

Students contribute to Gala Concert

Seniors and Juniors selected for Devon & Cornwall

Team and Individual Awards at County Competition

Year 9 Geography and 6th Form Biology

Raising over £200 for PLAN UK

Raising over £200 for PLAN UK

Successful trip to Kingsbridge

Two new vehicles brings the number of School buses to 11.

National problem solving competition

Charity initiative by Year 8 Tutor Group

Young Chef of the Year and Springboard Future Chef Competition

NADFAS Award for Original and Creative Artwork

Recognition from Sport England and the British Judo Association

North Devon League Results

Getting better each time

Under 16 Team are South West Schools' Carita House Champions

Travelling to Wolverhampton University

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff

The Year of the Dragon

Challenging the best school physicists

Run and Swim at South West Schools' Biathlon

Well done to the Senior School boys in Exeter

Matsuru Dutch Open Espoir Judo Tournament 2012

Students attend Bloodhound Conference

Traditional end to the term

UK Mathematics Trust 2011

A Christmas treat for the rugby fans

Superb acting and much laughter!

Battle of the Bands

Christmas Party with a Kingsley theme

Devon Kyu Grade Championships in Kingsbridge

Rotary Young Chef of the Year and Springboard Future Chef

Youngsters defy the mud and rain

Last pennies added up for Pudsey

Congratulations to Hannah and Jess Myers

Music for the Christmas Light Up Festivities

Upper Sixth Chemists visit Exelgen Discovery

A trip to Holland with the West of England Squad

Local RMB Miltary Wives' Choir raising funds for charity

A full day of exercise and inspiration at the Sports Village

Shakespeare 4 Kidz work with Years 5 to 8

Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal

Representatives at the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance

Inter-House Public Speaking competition

 Projectiles, puzzles, tricks ............

Visiting Gidleigh Park

Tower blocks, shopping centres and the Olympic Park

Trinity Shield Competition in Birmingham

Traditional Guy Fawkes evening

A record twenty students pass their Grading assesments

Girls J18 quad fastest over 2,000 metres

Overseas boarders visit Devon's National Park

Excellent start to term for Sixth Form Judo Scholar

Talented cooks impress the judges.

Kingsley singers take part in the NFU Harvest Festival

Sixth Formers and Year 7's visit Bristol Zoo

Drama and English trip to National Theatre's Production

Action in Methodist Schools - students meet in Hastings

Out and about in North Devon

Search the "treasure trove" at the Library

Art and Languages trip to Paris

British Food Fortnight gets fishy!

GCSE group investigate during British Food Fortnight

Teambuilding with a difference

Competing with 90,000 students around the world.

North Devon League races begin at Kingsley

John Davies West of England International Summer Camp & Heart of England Competition

Kingsley School Friends & Association

Guest of Honour Kirsty Schneeberger MBE 

Years 7 to 13 battle it out with team fun & games

Year 7's meet the Upper 6th

A fantastic day on home water

Great results for 'A' Level and GCSE students

Success at Paignton and Appledore Regattas

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition to Spain

British Rowing Championship win puts Alice in England Team

Cricket, cars, cooking  ...................

Celebration Cabaret

Sun, scenery and some surf!

Land, water and up in the trees!

English traditions for overseas students

A lovely evening to end the year.

Raisng over £700 for the North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal

Valentine Songwriting event cheque presentation

Raising money for World AIMS and the British Heart Foundation

Fantastic commitment to sport

Lunchtime treat and final assembly

Geographers at the pebble ridge

Rotary in Great Britain and Northern Ireland Young Photographer 2011

Interski Snowsport Scheme in Manchester

Battle of the boards at Saunton Sands

Talented students in West Side Story

9 mile course on the Torridge

First World War Battlefields tour

Rowing at Dorney Lake

Close competition between Houses

Singing with the National Youth Training Choir

Sun and good snow in Italy

No holiday sunshine for these campers

National Theatre Connections

Spring concert brings new challenges

The Holocaust Educational Trust

Indoor Championships in Plymouth

Ross brings his Harris Hawk to School

Oliver & Jonathan represent the School

Gold Silver and Bronze awards

Choral Evensong in Exeter

The Schools' Head and Scullery Head

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals

Enjoying a Fair Trade cuppa beside the potting shed!

National Theatre Connections "Shooting Truth" by Molly Davies

Sustainability - Bideford and the World

Sixth Form Geographers love to paddle!

Geographers & Biologists in the Rainforest & Desert

Duke of Edinburgh's Awards for students 

Professor Colin Webb MBE, FRS talks to the older students

Over 100 miles and over £100

Gliddon & Squires awards in Assembly

Simon and Tina lead the West

Successful day for North Devon in Plymouth

Students support the"Big Tree Plant" campaign

Exhibition of work from Torridge Schools

Intermediate Team selected for Devon Final

Success for Gymnasts in Exeter

Students work hard on new skills

ESOL students present School Assembly

Young visitors learn about chemical reactions

Great competition scores for boys at Bath University 

Second place for team after injury at Taunton Competition  

Workshop with Youth Climate Coalition co-ordinator

Abby through to District Finals

Practicing with some of Great Britain's best senior fighters

Grenville Dyslexia Centre Newsletter

Congratulations to Charlie

Farewells, arrivals and future plans

A wonderful feast of festive music

A clutch of medals for Judo boys

Thrilled to have entries at 35, 45 and 55 miles

Visiting Dartington Crystal and Torrington

Bugsy Malone comes to Kingsley

Fantastic achievement for Toby

News of the recent Kingsley boarding inspection

Awards for Sixth Formers

Bangers, Beans and Bronze Badges!

A - Level Drama Performance

Alice to train with GB Junior Eight

Fantastic commitment

Talented contributions from Kingsley to 29th Festival

Sixth Formers learn about prison life

Spotlight on Kingsley

Great results for Alice and Annie

High quality local work on display.

Raising awareness on World Toilet Day

Studying urban issues

Samaritans Purse Shoebox Appeal

Tribute from Kingsley School

A close-fought contest

Medals and a trophy from Birmingham

Ten Tors selection students improve their skills

Fun and pyrotechnics in the rain

GCSE and A Level students enjoy Spain

Music Week for Hartland Primary School pupils

Psychology students learn about social cognition

Sixth Form English sudents meet Owen Sheers

Taste buds working overtime in the Food Technology Department!

Dartmoor experience for Years 9 and 10

Successful competition in Bristol

"TRIBES" and Action In Methodist Schools

Year 9s vist the Theatre Royal

An evening of hard work at TeamBath

A win and a loss at Wellington

Biologists have a magnifying morning!

Bronze candidates head for the coast

Students visit R.H.S. Gardens

Raising money for Help for Heroes

Kingsley hosts the first of the Gliddon & Squires races

A story to make your heart pound!

Business and pleasure for Sixth Form and Year 7s

Magnificent finale to regatta season

Tribute to John Davies

Zenna Atkins gives inspirational speech

School Gymnastics Team at Okehampton Show

Appledore & Instow, Falmouth, Exeter Regattas

Latest edition of Grenvilles Revenge

Magnificent achievement for Sam Petty.

An amazing night of music to end the term

Yurts for this year's art exhibition

An evening of music, drama, poetry and dance

Whirlwind tour of the best Cornwall surf beaches

Conference for 6th Form Mathematicians

Adventure in the Wye Valley

Watching the match on the big screen

Fish & chips and ice-cream beside the sea

Gold for Austin in the discus and silver for Christina in the 100m

Snapped by a professional photographer at Widemouth Bay

From the National Schools Regatta in Nottingham to Plymouth and Exmoor

Year 7s had a fascinating day out

Pick Your Own strawberries at the fruit farm

An exciting athletics season for Sam

Year 10 Art students investigate

The Kingsley Art Department BLOG - the place to catch up with creative news

Kingsley School Judo Club had a busy half-term

Students spend a few days the way a billion spend a lifetime

Bideford Head of the River race on the Torridge

Kingsley students take important roles.

French Cuisine - chocolates and snails all taste good!

Ten minutes in the minibus to the outdoor classroom!

Overall winners Saunton House

Teams complete the challenge in magnificent form

England Full Judo Squad training camp in Sheffield.

Outstanding results at the highest level

School uniform swapped for Peter Pan costumes

Year 9s visit the Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Former GB Team International takes his first session in the Dojo

 Determined runners battle in sprint finishes  

Great snow conditions at Les Menuires

Latest Edition of Grenville's Revenge

A lively and entertaining end to the Spring term

After fitness session all score 10/10

Sixth Form students visit Almeida Theatre

Plus rowing report from Schools Head Putney and Dorney Lake.

From Schumann to Lloyd Webber and Vuelvo Al Sur to Foxy Lady

Another great win at Crystal Palace for a dedicated Kingsley athlete.

Fluvial processes and landforms under scrutiny

The Kingsley Millenium races prove enormously popular with North Devon's school children.

An evening to celebrate the achievements of 80 students involved with D of E.

Kingsley team runners up in Senior category

Kingsley School Ten Tors trainees enjoyed beautiful Spring weather and good visibility during a full weekend on Dartmoor.

Over 300 Gymnasts from schools all over North Devon gathered in the Kingsley School Sports Hall at the weekend.

A day out in Cornwall is part of getting to know more about Britain.

The Senior Chamber Choir were privileged to sing in Exeter's beautiful Cathedral on Wednesday.

Great result at ThornburyTrampoline Competition.

Juniors and Seniors support a Fairtrade Café and visiting Speaker

GCSE Food Technology students learn about career opportunities in the Army.

Bronze medal for Sixth Former Sam Petty in the 800metres at NIA

Boys selected to run at the English Schools Cross Country.

GCSE & A Level students tour town galleries and museum.

Year 9 Students used their musical talents to raise £2,500 for Children's Hospice South West 

The School celebrated the official opening of its new Food Technology Department with a difference!

An exciting and successful weekend in Stoke-on-Trent.

After a thought provoking School Assembly, Mr Steve Whaley (Head of Geography), informed the students that he was giving up the purchase of a much wanted XBox 360 and donating the money to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. 
 

Drama Department to be congratulated on their superb production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth".

The Kingsley School gymnasts have had a great start to the season taking 1st and 2nd places at the South West Carita House competition in Taunton. 

Ali Quinton-Tulloch in the Lower 6th handed over a cheque today in assembly for £555 to representatives from SHELTER BOX.

In their characteristically forthright and engaging style, Torrington 1646 presented Kingsley School's Year 9 History students with a vivid insight into the part played by slavery in the development of the British Empire, with particular reference to celebrated Devonian explorer-slave traders. 

A very short hop along the North Devon Coast, Hartland was chosen for Sunday's Ten Tors hike.

Kingsley 6th Form students Sam Walder, Ashleigh Clayton, John Hodgson and Luke Cann were thrilled to receive the following message during the Christmas holidays:

Two Kingsley School Bideford students have just received some extremely good news from National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.