Measles Advice

Measles advice

Over the summer months, with people being out and about more, Knowsley’s Public Health team are issuing advice and guidance around measles, which is extremely infectious.
Symptoms include high fever, sore, red and watery eyes, coughing, aching and feeling generally unwell and a blotchy red / brown rash.
You can help by ensuring your children receive two MMR vaccines on time (one at the age of one and the other at aged 3 years and 4 months).  If your children have missed these vaccines, it’s not too late, so contact your GP to make an appointment to ensure your children are up-to-date.
Teenagers and young adults should also be fully vaccinated before traveling or attending festivals and other summer events.
If you have symptoms of measles, stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice.
For further information, visit www.nhs.uk (search measles).

Yr 10 Parents Evening

Yr 10 Parents Evening

Thursday 26th April, 4.00-6.30pm. Parents are invited to meet with form tutors & subject teachers. Local sixth forms, colleges and apprenticeship providers will also be present to discuss your child’s options when they leave school.

Knowsley Champions

At the recent  Knowsley Indoor Athletics our year 7 and 8 boys were very successful.

The year 7 team came second by 2 points and the year 8 team Won.
Both teams will now represent Knowsley at the Merseyside games.

School Inspection Update – Social media challenge

Police are warning parents to be vigilant about the below social media challenge:

In the School Inspection Update July 2017, Ofsted wrote,

“We would like to draw attention to a potentially harmful social media challenge to young people called ‘the Blue Whale Challenge’. This international challenge, labelled as a game, is being heavily promoted on social media sites. The reference to ‘blue whale’ is the first part of this challenge, which encourages children and young people to self-harm by drawing, with a blade, a blue whale on themselves. The challenges continue over 50 days and become more serious and dangerous in nature. Internationally, there have been reports of several deaths that have been attributed to the challenge. The police are warning parents to be vigilant about this challenge.”

Another record-breaking year for KHS

Once again, through their hard work and belief in our community ethos, year 11 have done themselves proud. In maths and English, under the new tougher 9-1 grading system, our students have bucked the national trend by increasing the number of passes in both from 38% to 46%. It’s really important to remember though, that this is real life chances for real students, not just the headline statistics.

We’ve worked really hard on stretching the most able at KHS, where in the past the focus was always to “just get past a C”. This year 10% of all grades were A/A* (or the equivalent 9-7 for English and maths).

Compared to last year, our ever-increasing grade average has continued in all areas – English (+0.5 of a grade), Maths (+1 grade), EBACC subjects (+0.5 of a grade) and the open subjects (+1 grade).

These year on year successes have undoubtedly contributed to our popularity – we were oversubscribed by 43 prospective students for September 2017. I believe that this is not the only factor, however. Our strong community ethos, coupled with our insistence on the highest standards of behaviour, make our students feel safe, happy and able to learn effectively.

This increase in our student population has prompted us to make further investment in our building – with 4 new state of the art classrooms being built over the summer. This is a must – we will never go back to open learning spaces and large groups of students, keeping our class size average below 25.

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Joining Kirkby High School

Check out the amazing video produced by our Yr7 Press Pack presented to the Yr6 students joining us in September.