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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to King’s Academy Binfield.

At King’s Academy Binfield (KAB) our core belief is that every single student deserves an outstanding education that not only provides the academic qualifications essential for long-term success but also gives them the skills, experience, opportunities and networks to become global citizens with the very best life chances.

Dare To Be Remarkable

We believe everyone can exceed their expectations and we see learning as both important and enjoyable. At KAB we aim to ensure that every student will be happy, safe and able to make excellent progress.

We also recognise that parents and the community are at the heart of every child’s education. We will be planning several events where we would welcome your involvement and input as we set out to establish KAB as an outstanding academy. 

Since being appointed Principal Designate of the new King's Academy Binfield (KAB) and taking up my post from January 2018 I have already had the privilege of visiting several of the local primary schools and meeting many of the delightful pupils who will be the first students at the new academy. I have also been able to meet many parents at a series of ‘Meet the New Principal’ meetings.

I particularly want to engage prospective parents and students of KAB in crucial aspects of the development and decision making process. To this end I will be working in close partnership with the primary schools to plan a student leadership day for the autumn term, particularly working with School Council members in the primary schools as I am very keen that students have a genuine say at the academy.

I am also looking to establish a parental group representing all the local primary schools. I see the purpose of this as two-fold. Firstly, as with the students, to have an input into elements of KAB’s development, for example, the uniform design and secondly to ensure there is on-going dialogue around the issues and questions that parents may have surrounding a new school.

KAB will be adding to its Local Governing Body (and a PTA too!) so it would be great if some of these parents could put their hats into the ring for more ongoing partnership working.

Another key priority of mine is to ensure that the curriculum of KAB truly reflects the context and community we will be operating in, as well as the inspirational opportunities available to us through the international dimension of the wider King’s Group of schools. I will also therefore be looking to create strong links with local businesses within the Bracknell area. If this is something you can help with, please do let me know.

"The academy at the heart of the Binfield community and the community at the heart of the academy".

The outstanding facilities at KAB will be shared with community groups and leisure users, and I am keen that the local community helps us to identify gaps in current provision which we might then work in partnership to fill.It is an unbelievably exciting time for the local community and I am looking forward to working in partnership with you to ensure we get Binfield ‘buzzing’ as we head towards the opening of our new academy.

I look forward to meeting many more of you in the coming weeks and months.

Very best wishes

Sarah Howells
Principal, King’s Academy Binfield