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  • Year 6 - Journey to The Bridge...Transition Pack now available

    Published 11/03/21

    Please check this page regularly for updates!

    Please click on the link below for the Transition folder:

    Transition Pack

    Please be aware that all LIVE LINKS have been sent to Year 6 parental emails in order to join our Virtual Transition Evening Tuesday 6th July.

    Please contact:   

                          If you have not received the link or if you have any queries.                           

    Virtual Transition Evening - Latest  letter from Mrs Alexander-Weller

    Please see below the second video from Mrs Alexander-Weller

    Bridge Video introducing The Bridge Team and information on our Summer School

    President Kennedy Summer School 2021

    We are excited to be able to offer all of our new Year 7 students the chance to come and visit us this summer and take part in some great activities, as well as being able to make some new friends!

    It will also give them chance to look around our school, see their new classrooms, meet some of The Bridge staff, whilst having lots of fun in the process.

    We are planning a fantastic programme which offers a blend of academic education and enrichment activities to ensure that all students are secondary ready.

    We are having two weeks of Summer School this year; one week in July and one week in August. The dates are:

       Monday 26th July 2021 - Friday 30th July 2021

          Monday 23rd August 2021- Friday 27th August 2021

    Each day will start at 10am and will finish at 2:30pm.

    If you would like your child to take part, please Click Here for more information and to complete the booking form. All places need to be booked in advance and they are offered on a first come, first served basis. There is no limit to the amount of days that your child can attend. The more the merrier!

    The closing date for all applications is Friday 18th June 2021 .

    Getting to Know You!

    Dear Parent/Carer

    We hope that you and your families are all keeping well and staying safe.

    As part of our ongoing Transition programme, we would like your child to complete a special form called Transition – Year 6 Journey to The Bridge ‘Getting to Know You’ form.

     We would love to know a little bit about what your child likes to do and what they are most looking forward to, as well as what they are a little bit unsure or worried about, before we get the chance to meet them in person. You can access this form via the Year 6 – Journey to The Bridge website page, or Click Here to take you straight there.

    Every student that completes the form will receive a President Kennedy pump bag full of goodies for their first day in The Bridge!

    We shall look forward to seeing all of the comments and will use any concerns or worries raised in an FAQs online assembly very soon.

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any urgent questions for the Year 7 team, either by calling us on (02476) 661416 or by emailing

    Kind regards,

    The Bridge Team.

    Welcome Year 6 students and Year 6 parents.  

    I am The Director of The Bridge, Mrs Alexander-Weller, who oversees everything in Year 7. I have been at President Kennedy School for thirteen years and this is my fifth year as a College Director.

    This first year spent in The Bridge is such an important time for Year 7 students, as they embark on their career with us at President Kennedy school. We recognise this is a huge milestone for Year 7s and their parents therefore, we work closely with you to ensure every Year 7 student is settled and happy as they thrive in their learning. I achieve this with our fantastic team in The Bridge. Please read about The Bridge Team so that you are familiar with the staff that will be working with you and your children as we support them in their first year at secondary school.

    Please explore the website further and view our 3D school. This will allow your children to familiarise themselves with the building virtually and become comfortable with the new surroundings before they arrive.  

    We will continue to update the latest transition information here.

    We look forward to a time when we can invite you in, but until we get the opportunity to meet in person, please continue to explore our website for the latest Transition information or contact: if you have any queries regarding your child starting with us in September 2021. 

    Meet The Bridge Team


    Please see the latest letter from 

    Mrs Alexander-Weller:


    Year 6 - Journey to The Bridge Video.....

    Meet the Team!

    Please click on the link below to browse through our Welcome Pack.


    Virtual Tour of The Bridge! 

    Dear Parents/Carers and our New Year 7 Students,

    We are excited to launch our new “Virtual Tour” of President Kennedy School and The Bridge. We hope that you enjoy it too! Join us as we guide you around our school building and see lots of people that you will get to know over the next few months.

    We cannot wait to show you around in person, but for now we hope that this will help you feel part of The Bridge family. The Bridge Team.

    Click the link below to start your journey! 

    Virtual Tour of The Bridge!

    Our 3D School

    Click on the link below to experience “Our 3D School”.

    This will let you explore the ground floor and includes a tour of The (Year 7 area). You can also see the canteen, main hall, technology and music rooms.

    We are currently working to add more of the school to this ongoing project.

                                Link to The Bridge page:                               

    The Bridge  

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  • Coronavirus Update - COVID-19 - Arrangements for Lateral Flow testing in September 2021 & Contact Tracing Arrangements​​​​​​​

    Published 17/03/20




    Please see documents at the bottom of this page relating to updated guidance from the Department for Education relating to contact tracing

    Arrangements for Lateral Flow Testing in September

    Attachments mentioned in the letter below can be found at the bottom of this page.

    COVID-19 - Arrangements from 19th July

    until the end of term

    Following advice from Coventry City Council, this is to confirm that schools are to continue with their current Risk Assessments until the end of this term. 

    This will mean that from Monday 19th July all students and staff will continue to wear face coverings in communal areas in school (unless exempt). 

    This will also include continuing with contact tracing for any positive school cases for the remainder of term and for 5 days after term ends. 

    Kind regards,                                                                                                                                                President Kennedy School

    Letter from the Headteacher -

    14th May 2021

    Latest Letter

    Update on Free School Meals

    National Voucher Scheme

    Dear Parents and Carers

    This is to update you on the latest information regarding free school meals and the introduction of the Government’s National voucher scheme with effect from Monday 18th January for a 4 week period, which will take us up to February half term.

    The school is currently waiting for access to the system to place an order for the vouchers.

    The School intends that the vouchers will be issued in two separate voucher instalments covering a two week period, as follows:

     1.    A £30 eCode will be provided towards the end of this week; this will cover the two week period Monday 18th January to Friday 29th January;

     2.    A second £30 eCode will be provided during the week commencing 1st February; this will cover the two week period Monday 1st February to Friday 12th February.

    We appreciate this will mean a delay in vouchers being issued this week.   Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require any support by emailing

    Kind regards,                                                                                                                                                President Kennedy School


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  • World Class Success at the Annual WCSQM Symposium 2O21!

    Published 13/07/21

    On 1st July 2021, World Class primary and secondary school leaders, staff and students came together from across the UK and internationally for WCSQM’s Symposium. In light of the ongoing social distancing measures, WCSQM’s annual Symposium had to take place virtually, hosted by Sandringham School in St Albans.

    This year’s Symposium offered a range of presentations and interactive sessions from World Class schools, students and partners, centred around the theme of ‘World Class futures’. The day itself showcased students’ achievements across this academic year and acted as a celebration of student excellence. Across the course of the day, the fantastic achievements of PKS students, in particular, featured heavily from Year 7 up to Post 16.

    At multiple points throughout the day, Year 7 students featured in the ‘Unlocking Your Voice Gallery’ where their World Class video submissions were shown to 50+ schools internationally. Students explained why they believed they were #WorldClass; their resilience, their determination, their organisation, their dedication, their PRIDE to name only a few. A massive thank you to all of the Year 7 students who were involved in this! We loved hearing your opinions on why you are World Class. A huge congratulations to the following students whose speeches were excellent, clear and will be given prizes internally for their incredible efforts: 1st place winners include Ethan Moongo and Abshara Piratheeban, 2nd place winners include Ozzy Omogun and Cordellia Akata and 3rd place winners were Hannah Richards and Jessica Berry.

    Being a World Class student is no easy feat. It involves having the determination to strive towards your academic goals, to go that extra mile to fulfil your potential, to be the absolute best you can be.”                                          - Osaruese Omogun, Year 7

    During the Awards Ceremony, current Year 12 students Harry Gilsenan, Eesha Gupta and Mya Birdee were commended for their efforts in being student shadow assessors for other accrediting and re-accrediting World Class Schools. This brought with it the opportunity to develop World Class skills and competencies, and to network with other World Class students, with the final result being qualified assessor status from September 2021. The assessor’s principal role is to assess the school and the students that are applying for World Class status.  
    The whole process lasted a few months and once the accrediting schools had submitted all of their work and evidence, it was the shadow assessor’s responsibility to collect and review months of evidence completed by those wishing to be World Class. When the assessment of schools comes around next year, Harry, Esha and Mya will be in charge of a team of 7-8 shadow assessors. Congratulations on becoming certified assessors for the WCSQM organisation. 
    World Class students make World Class schools!

    From 2pm until 3pm, Year 9 student Gracie Rolinson, who achieved third place herself in last year’s essay writing competition, launched the 2021 WCSQM essay competition.

    Gracie had the opportunity to work with this year’s competition judge, Dan Freedman, author of the hugely popular Jamie Johnson football novels, adapted for TV by the BBC, which is now the most downloaded children’s show on the BBC iPlayer. Dan’s passion for writing was preceded by a love of football – he was the Managing Editor for the English Football Association, interviewing the likes of Messi and Ronaldo on his World Cup tours. Dan revealed the secrets of his success to Gracie and Prisha, a Year 6 student from Berkeley Academy, who interviewed him on everything from football to making writing cool. As well as this, he also revealed this year’s essay competition title: “How much can motivation from parents, or the important adults in your life, help or hinder your success?” After winning the competition last year, with Caitlin Hoyle’s essay awarded first place, PKS will be leading on the shortlisting process for 2021.

    We can’t wait to see what people write. If you are at all interested in watching the recording of Gracie’s Q&A with Dan Freedman, please head to the WCSQM website.

    It was an incredible opportunity to interview Dan Freedman, a best-selling author, for the WCS Symposium. His advice on how he is inspired to write was really informative, I especially enjoyed the Q&A where I was able to add my input and share my own Essay Writing Tips video. As a thank you, Dan has even sent me a signed copy of ‘Unstoppable’”                                                       - Gracie Rolinson, Year 9

    A huge congratulations to all students who have been involved with the WCSQM organisation this year. 

    President Kennedy Kids Can and Do!                                                                        

    Miss Tovey, English Teacher

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  • International Twinning Project

    Published 13/07/21

    Did you know that Coventry has 26 Twin Cities across the world?  And that one of them is Kingston, Jamaica?  

    Here at President Kennedy School, we are committed to developing our international links and have recently been fortunate to partner with Kingston Technical High School, supported by Coventry, City of Languages and The British Council.  We have already established a link between the two schools by creating an introductory film. The film was planned, recorded and directed by some of our Year 9 and Year 12 students, with technical support from media company Twin Studios CIC, and has been shared with students at our partner school. The initial aim of the twinning project is to explore the shared cultural heritage of Coventry and Jamaica, with a focus on Windrush and the legacy that followed.  

    Next year we have three exciting collaborative projects planned.  Firstly, we will be getting students to further explore our shared heritage through music, art and drama, leading to an online gallery where both schools can showcase their talent.  We will also be taking part in a virtual language exchange, setting up a penpal system and, finally, working on a project for environmental sustainability.  This promises to be an extremely exciting opportunity for the students at our school and I can't wait to update you on some of the wonderful things we have achieved, later in the year.  

    For now, a big thank you to the following students who have kick-started the project with such enthusiasm and fantastic effort: Harry Lovelock, Maddie Birch, Gracie Rolinson, Eesha Gupta, Mya Birdee, Zak Adams, Harry Gilsenan and all the students who so kindly appeared in our film!   

    Mrs Seaton, MFL Teacher

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  • Coventry Schools Finals - Year 7 Girls Make President Kennedy History!

    Published 13/07/21

    On Wednesday 23rd May, President Kennedy School took 26 athletes from Year 7 and Year 8 to the Coventry Schools Finals at Warwick University. The pupils had to qualify for these finals, and everyone produced fantastic performances to come away with a lots of medals and a number of City champions. 

    In the team events, the Year 8 boys team finished 3rd overall behind Bishop Ullathorne and Bablake, but our Year 7 girls team created some President Kennedy history, by becoming Coventry Champions for the very first time. 
    Well done to all that took part, and roll on next year when we can defend our title.                                                                                                                            Mr Garlick, Head of P.E










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  • Chabeel Day

    Published 24/06/21

    To celebrate 'Chabeel Day', President Kennedy Year 8 and Year 9 students helped distribute cold drinks to students as they left school for the day. 


    The drinks were kindly donated by the charity Langar Aid in celebration and to commemorate the sacrifice of the 5th Sikh Guru Guru Arjun Dev Ji.  

    Chabeel Day is celebrated all around the world by Sikhs. This to remind us that we must alway rise above adversity and challenging times (Chardi Kala) and to turn a negitive into a positive.  




    The students who happily distributed the drinks were Yasmin Retmanski, Amelia Fisk, Cabe Jackson, Tomass Szafranek, Hubert Leszkiewicz, Macy Bradley, David Samura, Rahim Kengema, Anum Shazad, Jasmitha Santhamanoham, Safa Hojeiji and Tanishka Siva.

    Ms Birdee, Year 8 Pastoral Leader 
    Mrs Sandhar, Year 9 Pastoral Leader

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  • Echo Eternal - Year 8 Holocaust Poetry

    Published 24/06/21

    Year 8 RE students have had an amazing experience with Echo Eternal survivor Peter Lantos.

    He was very impressed with them as a group. They asked thoughtful and philosophical questions that elicited replies from him even his long-term handler hadn't heard before. 

    As part of the project, the students wrote poetry to amplify the holocaust survivor stories. Two students, Aryia and Hannah  wanted to share the poetry they wrote with Peter; he now has his own copies for him to keep.

    Their work will be shared online via the Echo Eternal and CORE Twitter accounts.
                                                                                                           Mrs Starbuck, RE Department

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  • Be part of The Futures Trust - Job opportunities

    Published 22/06/21

    For all information including application form and job description please click the link below:

    Cleaner job vacancy

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  • Become an Exam Invigilator!

    Published 27/05/21


    We are seeking to appoint Exam Invigilators to join our examinations team who are reliable, enthusiastic and flexible.

    This role is to oversee and supervise examinations as necessary throughout the school year.

    The successful candidates will also ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions.

    Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and have effective communication skills.

    Full training will be given.

    The link for the invigilator role is on WM Jobs webpage

    Closing date: Monday 7th June 2021

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  • May Half Term and Teacher Training Days

    Published 10/05/21

    May Half Term and Teacher Training Days

    This is only applicable to years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12

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  • Free Parent/Carer Session – SEND Travel Assistance Information Session– 06/05/2021

    Published 04/05/21

    Free Parent/Carer Session – SEND Travel Assistance Information Session– 06/05/2021

    In partnership with SEND Information, Advice and Support Service, The Coventry Travel Assistance Team will be running a FREE session for parents/carers on SEND Travel Assistance on Thursday 6th May 2021 (10:00 - 12:00)

    Please note this is not a drop in session.

    Representatives from the SEND Travel Assistance Team will be joining us to provide information around key areas such as; criteria, forms, processes, applications, appeals and eligibility.

    Please find the leaflet below (and attached) for more information, and for details of how to get in touch with us if you would like to book onto this session.

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  • Could you be a School Parent Governor?

    Published 26/04/21

    Parent Governor Vacancy

    The school has a vacancy on its Governing Board for a Parent Governor. 

    If there is a parent who wishes to stand as a Parent Governor, please either view the nomination information on the school website or contact Mrs Goodwin in school, either by telephone on 02476 661416 or by email to as soon as possible and the nomination information can be posted or emailed to you. 

    Nominations for the Parent Governor vacancy are to be received in school by    3pm on Friday 21st May 2021.

    Nomination form can be found by clicking on the Word attachment below.


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