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26/09/18 Year 6 Interhouse 

On Wednesday the 26th September 2018, Year 6 took part in their annual  Interhouse event. The event showcased different team sports they had taken part in throughout their time as juniors. Children participated in high-5 netball, football and bench ball. The results of the Interhouse are displayed below. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was lovely to see so many parents at the event cheering their children - we would like to thank all parents for their continued support.











Parental Feedback for the Year 6 Interhouse

We would like to thank Year 6 parents for completing feedback slips to let us know their views on what went well at the Year 6 Interhouse and what changes they would like to see in the future.

Parents praised the organisation of the event and the behaviour of children.

“Very well organised and well behaved children and loved it.”

“Enjoyed the teamwork and gamesmanship of the children. They want to win on each event.”

As the Year 6 Interhouse took place outside on the school grounds, we trialled permitting each pupil to have two adults come to support them (historically we have limited the number to one adult per child). This was a success at this event and we will be looking at this model for future events.

“It was nice to watch smaller groups with our own child participating throughout...having both parents in attendance was good.”

In terms of suggesting ways to improve the event, parents have suggested potential changes such as amending the seating arrangements, changing the team organisation, adding “extra games” and to “get the adults involved” in future Interhouse events. We will continue to collect parent feedback throughout the year to help us keep improving events.

13/07/18 The Battle of the Elements

On 13th July 2018, Kenningtons Primary Academy proudly presented "The Battle of the Elements" performance. ‘The Battle of the Elements’ was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to showcase dance routines they had choreographed, with the assistance of Royal Opera House workshops, during Kenningtons Cultural Week. This project was undertaken with the generous support of the Royal Opera House as part of the Thurrock Trailblazer programme. We are very grateful to pupils, parents, staff and the local community for coming together to make Cultural Week 2018 such a success! Photo credit: Royal Opera House, Photographer: Jen Farrant.

13/07/18 Borough Olympics

The Borough Olympics took place at Blackshots in Grays on 13th July 2018. Our pupils put on a fantastic display and won the field event. They then went on to come first overall in the Borough Olympics. Congratulations team on your amazing achievement! 

28/03/18 Investors in Pupils Assembly

The Class Champions were very brave and delivered a whole school assembly about their recent meeting with three of our school Governors. As part of our quest for the Investors in Pupils award, they found out exactly what the governors' roles entailed before passing on this information to their peers.

Well done Class Champions and thank you Governors for all of your hard work!

12/03/18  Winners of the ‘Reading Trail’

Kasparas (2Ma) and Joseph (5W) are this year’s KS1 and KS2 winners of the Reading Trail that took place during lunch time on Friday 9th March 2018 as part of our World Book Day celebrations. Both boys showed great enthusiasm and perseverance and answered all the questions correctly. Well done to the other 163 children who entered as well!


09/03/18 Kenningtons’ poets

We were very impressed with the creativity and quality of poems that were entered into this year’s World Book Day Poetry Competition. The theme was ‘Heroes and Villains’ and we are proud to announce the 6 winners: Madison (2M), Elsie (2TJ), Frankie (2Ma), Teddy (3N), Aboo (3S), Summer (5L) and Elsie (6N). Please read below the poems written by our poets:





22/02/18 Boys Football Team competes in semi-finals at West Ham United Foundation

We are very proud of our boys football team, who reached the semi-finals of the Primary Stars Tournament. Unfortunately, they were knocked out of the tournament on penalties. 


15/02/18 Poppy Appeal 

As a school, we have raised £195.33 for the Poppy Appeal in November 2017. (1 photo)


09/02/18 Democracy Week leads to charity fundraising  

We are delighted to announce that our Red and Pink non-uniform day raised £407.35 for Little Havens Hospice. 

30/01/18 Winners of the Under 11 regional Primary Stars Tournament

Our boys football team competed against 9 local primary schools at Ormiston Park Academy in the Under 11 regional qualifier for the Primary Stars Tournament. We are proud to announce that our boys were the overall winners and will now be competing in the semi-finals for a place at the National final in May 2018.

29/01/18 School choir participates in Young Voices at O2 – London

Our school choir performed with 7600 other children as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends at the O2 Arena. This is the second year that we have taken part in this wonderful event. Nothing can prepare you for the sound of thousands of children singing together. With a full 7-piece live band made up of some of the UK’s leading musicians, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence – it makes for one of the most exciting and memorable experiences you can imagine. 


12/01/18 Yr3/4 Sportshall Athletics 

A group of our year 3 and 4 athletes battled it out against 14 other schools in numerous track and field events at the Basildon Sporting Village. We saw some fantastic performances and some really tight races. We congratulate our athletes on their overall 6th place!

10/01/18 Wearing Christmas Jumpers to support ‘Save the Children’

We are delighted to announce that altogether we raised £348.16 on our Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children UK in December 2017.

04/01/18 Essex Cross Country 

We are extremely proud of Alice (4OC) and Osarieme (6N), who have been selected to represent Thurrock in the Essex Cross Country competition after their stellar performance in the KS2 Cross Country event last term.

29/12/17 Kenningtons reaching out - Children in Need

Together we have raised a brilliant £406.62 for Children in Need in our Big Spotacular non-uniform day. We are pleased to know that our contribution will help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.


29/12/17 Letters written to and received from inspirational people

The children in 6N have applied their formal letter writing skills by penning letters to sports personalities, politicians, TV show hosts, writers and other inspirational people. Each child wrote to somebody who inspires them in life.  The aim was to receive some help in creating our class induction book - we asked for a few words or even a foreword (if the busy celebs had time in their schedules!). They have had a fantastic response to their well-written letters.




07/12/17 A win for our girls football team

Our girls played a great game today against Stifford Clays Primary and won 3-2.



24/11/17 Another win for the boys football team

Our boys football team celebrated a 2-0 victory after their match against Aveley Primary School today. 


16/11/17 Another proud moment for the boys football team 

Congratulations to our boys football team who won 2-0 against Dilkes Academy. Our team is performing really well this term. 


10/11/17 Assistant Headteacher winner at Thurrock Education Awards 2017

Our Assistant Headteacher, Miss Brand, was nominated by ROH High House Production Park for the ‘Creative Teaching and Learning’ Award at the Thurrock Education Awards. Over 350 nominations were received for education awards in 2017. Miss Brand was announced the winner of this category at the awards night. In summary:
“Miss Brand has strategically selected creative and cultural workshops for classes throughout the school. She identifies and continuously reviews the goals she strives to achieve through creative learning and the arts, and she inspires other teachers to do the same.”

09/11/17 KS2 Cross Country Event

Our athletes competed against almost 450 children from schools across the borough in the annual KS2 Cross Country at Blackshots playing fields. Despite the horrendous weather conditions, they performed really well.


07/11/17 A 4-0 victory for our boys football team

Our boys played a cup match against St Thomas of Canterbury School today and won 4-0. We are very proud of them.


18/10/17 Kenningtons Awarded with Artsmark Gold

The Levelling Panel at Arts Council England has awarded our school with a Gold Artsmark and we are so proud. The panel has made the following comment about our submissions:
‘The panel recognise the progress you have made from the time of your Statement of Commitment and award you Artsmark Gold. The panel are pleased to note the positive impact of the partnerships you have established on your pupils. As a Gold Artsmark school Arts Council England celebrates your commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level and the opportunities embedded across your provision. Your children and young people have equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in, and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff in these areas. You engage with a range of arts and cultural organisations and can evidence the positive impact of these partnerships. Your children and young people have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to share the expertise you have established.’