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  • President Kennedy School Secures Cup Football Success!¬†

    Published 28/04/17

    After five years of getting close, the Year 11 boys football team finally won the Coventry Schools’ Cup – defeating Cardinal Wiseman in a very one sided final 9-1!!

    Wiseman were the defending champions from last year so we were expecting a tough encounter – this could not be further from the truth.

    By half time, we were 4-0 up – with goals from Reece Clarke (2) and Momoh Sesay  (2) – all four goals were as a result of excellent team interplay or individual brilliance, coupled with sublime finishing.

    The second half showed no let up – though it would have been easy to become complacent. Clarke and Sesay both went on to complete their well deserved hat tricks and although we conceded from a well taken free kick, three further goals from T’Ahje Smith (2) and Warren Dakouri completed the rout. At the final whistle Wiseman players were completely shell shocked and could not believe that they had been taken apart so easily by an ecstatic and thoroughly deserving President Kennedy School team.

    This victory is one half of a potential cup double as the boys take on Higham Lane (Nuneaton) in the semi final of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup on Tuesday 2nd May – and to the victors the tantalising prospect of playing in the final at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday May 24th.

    Congratulations to all the boys and enjoy the sweet taste of victory – let’s see if we can make it a cup double?

    Team: Frederico Romba Martins; Reece Hendrickson, Enoch Nkatia, Lucinee Donzo (C), Josh Hyde; Momoh Sesay, Alex Bonkar, Patrick Kollie, Pouya Panjshiri; Reece Clarke, Warren Dakouri; T’Ahje Smith, Evans Debrah, Zakk Holroyd, Azize Soumahoro.


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  • Coventry Bears Coach Year 7 & 8

    Published 28/04/17

    This term pupils in Year 7 and 8 are getting the opportunity to work with the Coventry Bears Rugby League Team.

    The pupils are being coached by professional rugby league players, and will have the opportunity to play rugby league against other schools in Coventry and Birmingham.

    They will also have the opportunity to attend extra coaching sessions throughout the summer at either Alan Higgs or the Excel Centre.







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  • Students Overcome Barriers in Shropshire¬†

    Published 28/04/17

    Year 9 had a wonderful time in Shropshire in the Easter break at PGL.

    All students participated in many activities including water rafting, Jacob's ladder, zip wire, under grounds tunnels, just to name a few.

    The students overcome lots of barriers by challenging their fear of heights and swimming in the lake. Staff were delighted with how much the students worked together as a team and supported each other when students were challenged. I was very proud to say that they were President Kennedy students.




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  • President Kennedy School Academy Wins Award for Exceptional GCSE Results

    Published 07/04/17

    President Kennedy School Academy has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress in 2016.

    The school’s SSAT Educational Outcomes award will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

    Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

    'It’s my great pleasure to commend President Kennedy School Academy on their excellent 2016 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event. We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child. SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at President Kennedy School Academy. A big thank you and well done to the pupils, staff and governors’.


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  • Retail Detail

    Published 07/04/17

    Year 8 students had the opportunity to visit the Arena Shopping Park to learn the science behind running a successful shopping centre. With the growth and popularity of internet shopping it is especially important that shops do their up most to attract shoppers to spend their money in traditional brick and mortar shops.

    As it is Easter time Shoaib Khan noticed that the shops were full of images of eggs, rabbits and flowers. The shops were decorated in soft pastel colours to celebrate the arrival of spring.

     Amy Pratley saw that the clothes shops had the latest outfits from the Spring and Summer fashion collections giving shopper tips on what to wear when the weather starts to get warmer.

    Students saw for themselves some of the marketing techniques shops use to encourage you to spend more money that you intended to. Now thanks to this trip students like Christian Handy, Katie Gore, Macauley Rogers and Ebony Ouwehand  have become “savvy shoppers”, giving them life skills which will prepare them for their adult life.

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  • Year 10 Boys Indoor Cricket Squad Become West Midlands Champions!

    Published 31/03/17

    A massive congratulations to the Year 10 boys indoor cricket squad who became West Midlands Champions last Friday at Edgbaston.

    A combination of excellent  aggressive batting and plenty of "scrambling" runs between shots together with economic bowling and deadly accurate fielding allowed President Kennedy Students to comfortably win three out of our 4 group games.

    Next up was Erdington Academy  who had were comfortably seeing off their opposition and making a lot of noise about it! Erdington set us a target of 103 to win but a devastating spell of fast bowling ended our innings on 40. However, by then we knew we would meet them again in the final and so played a clever tactical game of letting them think they had the upper hand1.

    The final was a very different affair with a devastating bowling /fielding performance restricting them to 60 all out. Erdington were devastated, they hadn't being under pressure before and they crumbled. A superb battling performance with the bat saw Saj Ali cap off his outstanding 41 not out by scoring the winning runs with two balls to spare.

    A very special day which should make everyone at President Kennedy School proud. Well done boys!


    Zohaib Malik, Haroon Shakeel, Mohsin Khan, Awais Khan, Amaan Khan,Saj Ali

    Contributions in the qualifying rounds from Reyhad Bokth and Ali Arfan.                              


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  • KS3 Boys Basketball Team Crowned Coventry Champions!¬†

    Published 31/03/17

    President Kennedy School KS3 Boys were crowned Coventry champions with a breath-taking performance and victory over arch rivals Grace Academy. We raced into a 7-0 lead in the first quarter over a very strong Grace outfit with Favour Akinolu Habib Balogun Devontay Amresh Monender Singh and Ryan Clarke playing strong defence showing speed and quality finishing on offence. 

    The 2nd quarter was a much tighter affair with coast to coast basketball being played at a frenetic pace. Nasim Sherif, Dawid Azaka Daniel Webb and Daniel Cobbett were among the changes made and their input was invaluable as Grace threw everything at them but they stayed strong on defence.

    The 2nd quarter ended 11-9 to President Kennedy School. The 3rd quarter started the same. Grace had most of the possession but we matched them in every department with the quarter ending 15-15.

    It was clear that every President Kennedy School player was giving 100% effort and coupled with skill Grace Academy could not shake us off. Year 7 player Oliver Capewell came on and showed how much potential he has not being intimidated by the bigger and older Grace players and did not take him long to get used to the pace of the game and game tactics. Two quick baskets by President Kennedy School at the start of the last quarter settled us down and we kept the ball for long periods in an effort to see the game out. Grace scored a 3 pointer on the buzzer but it was too late for them.

    President Kennedy School won 19-18 to become champions of Coventry. Excellent performance lads and much deserved after a great season. MVP was very difficult to choose as every player was exceptional....however Habib Balogun was here there and everywhere and scored some very important baskets.    

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  • President Kennedy School Key Stage 4 Girls Basketball Team Crowned Coventry Champions!

    Published 24/03/17

    President Kennedy School’s Key Stage 4 Girls were crowned champions of Coventry again beating a much improved Westwood school 26 -10 in the Coventry Schools Final.  

    After a slow start to the game President Kennedy School started to find their rhythm with some great passing and movement off the ball.

    President Kennedy’s speed, skill and know how were too much for Westwood School, and they could not keep up. The girls have gone four years unbeaten and you could see why; they thoroughly controlled the game and deserved their victory.

    Well done to Saffron Twite, Naima Alhassan, Kim Pfahler, Alimat Balogun, Amy Valentine, Katy Lever, Sabrina Ide, and Zainab Balogun.

    MVP was Alimat Balogun


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  • Year 7 Running to Raise Money for Dol y Moch!

    Published 24/03/17

    On Sunday a group of students from the Bridge took part in the Dol y Moch mile in Coventry city centre.

    The race took part on the Coventry half marathon course and was a mile course around the centre; with student getting to run past famous Coventry landmarks. 

    All money from the race will go towards the upkeep of Dol y Moch which is a activity centre in Wales for Coventry students.  We are still collecting the sponsorship money but early estimates are that the Bridge students will have raised approximately £400 for Dol y Moch. 

    This is a start of 13 challenges that the students will be completing to help them get fit and to also put towards their Children's University qualification.                                             

    The thing I enjoyed about the Dol y Moch Mile, was that the money went to a charity and people are getting out of their houses and exercising.”                                                                                                                                                           Todd Harrison, 7 Leeds

    I enjoyed the Dol y Moch Mile because we raised money and  I enjoyed running it.”                                                                                                                                     Kitti Elliot, 7 York

    It was great! I really enjoyed it and have done it for the past two years.”                                                                                                                                        Tom Bailey, 7 Cambridge   

    The reason why I took part in the Dol y Moch Mile, was because I wanted to raise money for charity and it was fun to meet up with my friends - I also like running!”                                                                                                                                    Kyle Ward, 7 Leeds

    I loved it! It was a good experience.”                                            Connor Stacey, 7 York






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  • Easter School 2017 - Book your place now!

    Published 22/03/17

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  • Aladdin Production Receives a Standing Ovation!

    Published 17/03/17

    Year 7 production - ALADDIN was a huge success. The cast worked extremely hard in rehearsals and it certainly paid off!

    They showed enthusiasm, team work and passion. The talent amongst the 11 and 12 year olds were of very high standards and the audience were impressed by such mature and confident performances.

    The audience of 250 plus on both nights added great atmosphere, which the cast of 80 thrived from. Audience members gave a standing ovation on the Friday evening.

    Again, another successful production from the extremely talented and driven President Kennedy School students.








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  • Central News Producer and Reporter Inspire Media Students

    Published 17/03/17

    Media Leaders from The Bridge and students from Year 13 Media Studies had the opportunity to hear a talk from Balvinder Sidhu from ITV Central News.  She is a producer, writer and reporter who has been on TV for many years.

    The presenter first talked to us about her job and got to know us and she asked us about what we want to do in the future. We then watched the first episode of the bridge news and she asked about what we did to make the bridge news.  She gave us advice for future episodes and ways to get into the TV industry.

    We then did a test all about the news, asking questions such as ‘Who is the president of the U.S.A? After that, she asked us if there was any questions. Sadly the bell went and we packed up, said our goodbyes and we went for lunch. 

    It was a great experience and I hope to follow her into the Media industry.                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                     Matthew smith;  Tutor group - 7 Manchester


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