Seven Kings High School
Seven Kings High School (often abbreviated as SKHS) is a mixed comprehensive in Ilford in East London, England. It is located on Ley Street. It is a specialist school in science and technology as well as being a language college. Seven Kings has also participated and won awards which are notable around the UK, such as, The Jack Petchey Award and referred as a National Teaching School. <ref name="Ofsted">http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxedu_reports/display/%28id%29/76424</ref> Seven Kings has also pioneered work to include pupils with special needs and disabilities.<ref name="Ofsted"/>
The school includes a sixth form which offers various A-level courses. The sixth form has a higher intake than the lower school, and is open to pupils from surrounding boroughs and towns, including Romford, London boroughs. They take in over a hundred external students from other schools. However, this number can vary depending on how many internal students carry on to the sixth form.
The sixth form faces competition from the newly opened London Academy of Excellence in Stratford, as well as per-existing sixth forms in the area, including Valentines High School sixth form and Ilford County High School sixth form
Assessments and Ofsted
A 2007 Ofsted report accorded the school a Grade 1 (outstanding).<ref name="Ofsted"/>
In 2009 Ofsted highlighted Seven Kings High School as one of 12 outstanding schools serving disadvantaged communities.
Seven Kings uniform for lower and upper school consists of a navy blazer, blue shirt, navy trousers or skirt and a school tie, consisting of the Seven Kings logo of crowns. The Sixth Form students must wear formal suits (blazers) and ties. From September 2012, male students entering the sixth form must wear black suits and the Seven Kings sixth form tie. Female students are to wear formal suits/clothes, presumably black and white.
Seven Kings has made some contributions to the BBC throughout media. The school was also visited by Gordon Brown, assisted by the schools Head Boy and Head Girl. Notably, former SKHS Student, Issac Harvey has had a chance to carry the London 2012 Olympic Flame throughout Ilford and the local area. It has a list of notble students who have participated nationally.
Notable former teachers
Over the years, the school has had a number of distinguished teachers. Peter Hyman, former speechwriter to ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as former Head of Communications at 10 Downing Street, taught Politics and History at the school during the 2006-2007 academic school year.
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