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Clouds

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.   This is, of course, how I…

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Why bother with science?

On Wednesday of this week, we were delighted and proud to be able to help our friends at the Appledore Book Festival host an outreach event by having Professor Lord Robert Winston spend the day at Kingsley. I knew that…

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What’s in a name?

According to the plaque outside the main school building, Kingsley School was founded in 2009. Whilst this is, strictly speaking, correct, it is definitely not the whole story. Kingsley School did indeed come into being in 2009, but the school…

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On the shoulders of giants

In 1675 Isaac Newton wrote: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. It is believed that this phrase dates back to the 12th century and it has been attributed to Bernard of Chartres:…

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The importance of belonging…

National Trust? RSPB? Woodland Trust? English Heritage? I wonder if, like me, you are or have been a member of any of these organisations? It is good to belong! One of the privileges of being Headmaster is the opportunity to…

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Happy New Year!

I hope that all of our Kingsley parents, wherever you spent Christmas and the New Year, have had a wonderful time of refreshment and recreation with your families and your friends. Debs and I loved having all three of our…

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One year in…

It really does seem very hard to believe that a year ago Debs and I were saying our farewells at Stowe and preparing our family to move to North Devon. I can honestly say that the year has absolutely flown…

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