Kingsthorpe College

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Students on roll

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy.

Oftsed rating

Students participate in a whole variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities many of which contribute to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Jennifer Giovanelli

About Kingsthorpe

  • GenderMixed
  • Age range11-18
  • Number of pupils on roll:1,306

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with 1,484 students on roll (198 students in Post 16). The College was rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED in May 2015, and a Section 8 Inspection in September 2016 confirmed that the previous high expectations had been maintained in all areas. In April 2017, Kingsthorpe College was invited to become a Leading Edge school in recognition of its high performance nationally.

Kingsthorpe College is the kind of school which is dedicated to ensuring that it makes a difference, in any way that it can, to both its community and its young people. The College is passionate about providing opportunities for all its students to achieve artistic, athletic, and academic excellence.

Senior and middle leaders are driving improvement with renewed energy, passion and expertise and systems are now in place to make sure improvement is sustained.

The curriculum for students has been carefully considered. Students study subjects that are personal to them and this has meant that they are keener to learn and achieve.

Students take a pride in their appearance and are proud of the college. Because of this, the students act as positive ambassadors within the college and the local community. Students told inspectors that they felt ‘lucky to be at this school’.

– Ofsted 2015

Our Governors

Name Type of Governor Appointment made by Appointment Date Date stepped down Business and pecuniary interests 2017/2018 % attendance 
whilst in office 
(4 LGB meetings per year)
2018/2019 % attendance 
whilst in office 
(1 LGB meeting this year)
Bal Aujla Co-opted Governing Board appointment 01-Sep-16 None 25% 100%
Louise Bailey Staff Election 02-Nov-15 30-Jul-18 Employee of Kingsthorpe College 75% -
Justin Brown Parent Election 01-Dec-14 None 50% 0%
Siobhan Cotter Parent Election 24-Apr-17 01-Apr-18 None 0% -
Jane Curle (Chair) Trust Trust 01-Sep-16 None 100% 100%
Jennie Giovanelli Headteacher 13-Mar-17 Employee of Kingsthorpe College 100% 100%
Chris Hilliard Trust Trust 01-Dec-16 17-Sep-18 Collaborative Academies Trust consultant.
National Leader of Governance
100% 100%
Wendy Holderness Trust Trust 01-Sep-16 None 25% 100%
Katie Johns Parent Election 01-Dec-14 None 100% 100%
Deborah Mattock Co-opted Governing Body appointment 23-May-16 None 100% 100%
Helen Noble Staff Election 01-Sep-16 Employee of Kingsthorpe College 100% 100%
Elishia McDermott Staff Election 01-Sep-18   Employee of Kingsthorpe College - 100%
James Thomas (Vice Chair) Community Governing Body appointment 01-Sep-16 Deputy Headteacher of CE Academy 100% 100%

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