KC News Round Up Friday 19th January 2024

Sports News

It has been a big week for our sporting superstars!


Year 7's Seren achieved bronze in the Under 13 Indoor Kent Championships with a throw of 7.50m in the shotput, competing against athletes a year older than her. Well done Seren!


The senior netball squads have had a fantastic start to the season. The 1s and 2s played Woldingham on Saturday in two fiercely contested matches. The 1s were victorious by one goal and the 2s just lost out in the last second by one goal. The 1s also played Tonbridge Grammar School on Tuesday and won comfortably by nine goals! Congratulations to Rosie, Laoise, Gigi, Matilda and Ella H for their first team debuts.


The Kent Schools Swimming Gala was held in Margate on Saturday. Georgie (Year 8), Eve (Year 7) and Elodie (Year 9) all swum in two races. Georgie got a bronze medal in the backstroke with a new PB, Eve got a huge 10 second PB in the backstroke and came 8th (swimming against competitors a year older) and Elodie came 7th (also swimming against older pupils). We also hosted another swimming gala vs Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School with some brilliant individual performances again. Special mentions to Bea in Year 7 who swum in some tough butterfly races and to Elodie who swum in most races!

Mr Beck - Hockey

Mr Beck and his Sevenoaks indoor hockey team came 2nd in the Premier League and have qualified for the Super Sixes finals weekend which is the top four teams in the country!! Congratulations Mr Beck, we are very proud of you!

Boarders' Activities

Trip to Clip 'n' Climb

This weekend, the boarders (H&H and Year 10 J&O) visited Clip 'n' Climb in Tonbridge. They had a lovely time and were heavily invested in completing the climbing challenges.

Visit to the Amelia Scott

Named after the Tunbridge Wells social reformer and campaigner for women’s suffrage, the Amelia Scott blends public library and museum in a fascinating building. Boarders in Year 11 and Lower Sixth had an interesting visit to find out what was available for research and for pleasure reading. As well as physical resources, thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers can be read online. After the visit the Boarders headed off for some retail therapy!

All students are encouraged to sign up and access these amazing resources for free.

Sports Night

Our newest boarder, Judy, joined this activity for the first time and this was her first time ever playing netball. She absolutely smashed it with her strong defense skills and goal shooting abilities.

GCSE Options Evening

We had a great turn out at the GCSE Options event this week. It was a very busy evening and hopefully our Year 9 students and their parents came away feeling more informed about their choices for next year. If you have any further questions, please contact Mr Mossman.

Year 7 Drama

Year 7 have continued their development for the Peter Pan module in Drama. This week students rose to the challenge of presenting the illusion of flying in the iconic scene from Peter Pan. Students were given props to use to help develop their imagination and presentation skills. Alongside this students engaged in script work and character development.

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Two of our Bronze Award D of E teams are plotting their routes for the big expedition coming up this spring. They learned how to find distances on the map and figured out how to plan a 10-12km walk in the surrounding countryside of Kent College.

Table Football- A Sixth Form Success!

Last week, we took delivery of our new table football in Tilley and it has gone down a storm! We are looking to set up a league later on in the term and hope that its popularity continues!

Edwin Drood Set Build Starts

Very excitingly, the set build for the next whole school production, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, started this week.

The production will take place from Wednesday 13th March to Saturday 16th March and features students from the Prep and Senior School, both on and off stage. We can't wait!

Teambuilding Fun

On Friday morning, Mr George and Chaplain Katie ran some team building exercises for Years 7 and 8. It was a lot of fun!

Senior School Advertising

Harriet, in Year 9, is the latest pupil to be featured in the Senior School marketing for Open Morning on Tuesday 27th February. Thank you Harriet!

The Diana Award

Following on from last week's Wellbeing Newsletter, Year 9's Liberty, Erin, Sienna, Jemima, Orla, Adwoa, Tabitha, Emma, Octavia, Emily, Eloise, Ella, Rosie and Portia have started their training to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors with The Diana Award.

This is a year-long training programme aimed at equipping students with the tools needed to transform a school’s approach to anti-bullying and create a safer, kinder school community. The programme is youth-led, with students leading their anti-bullying campaign as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

For more information on The Diana Award, please click here.

The Wellbeing Hub

Please find below details of the content for The Wellbeing Hub next week.

Have a lovely weekend!