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and are well cared for'

'King Charles is a good school that puts

students at the heart of everything it does'.

'The feedback we get in our books develops my learning

so that I can improve and get better grades'.


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Multi Academy

I am delighted to announce that we established The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust on 1st November 2018.


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Results 2018

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students on our best ever set of GCSE results.


Visit by Writer William Gallagher to Hillgrove, Monday October 22nd

BBC script writer, author of non-fiction books and freelance journalist, William Gallagher visited Hillgrove to work with groups of Year 9 and Year 10 students.

The day began with a talk in the hall to 9Y in which William shared some of his experiences and struggles as an aspiring writer. He encouraged the students to strive for their goals and ambitions, no matter what challenges they may have to overcome.

Following this, a group of Year 9 students attended a writing workshop in which they thoroughly enjoyed producing scripts, working both as individuals and as a team. They worked on making the dialogue sound realistic as well as considering the sub-text that all scriptwriters and playwrights must write into their character’s lines in the absence of description. The session finished with students reading the scripts aloud to the group and discussing what we learned about the characters.

Two further workshops followed, including students from Year 9 and Year 10, in which the focus was journalistic writing. William talked the students through the essential processes of writing a newspaper article, then gave them very short time slots in which to write news stories and headlines (to reflect the pressures experienced by real-life news journalists). He demonstrated the attention to detail that is required, as well as exact language choices. Students enjoyed writing a story about a visiting author who was a terrible person and an awful writer! Some of the work however, did prompt a discussion about the difference between slander and libel!

William thoroughly enjoyed working with all our students saying, “I expected them to be good but I also assumed that because of their age they would be much more inhibited. So to have wit and speed and clear talent was joyous.”


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October 30, 2018
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Harvington Hall

On the 13th and 14th September, Y11 history students visited Harvington Hall. The visit was to support work undertaken as part of a site study project, which will form part of their final GCSE examination in the summer. The house was originally a medieval…
October 30, 2018
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Year 11 trip to Tate Britain – London

An early start to the day for art GCSE students. The coach left Kidderminster at 6.30am to arrive in London for 10.30am. A glorious sunny day for pupils to take in the sights of London as our coach made its way through the city; many of our students having…
October 23, 2018

Leadership – Tag Rugby

On 19th October, over 110 students from local primary attended a tag rugby festival held by Haybridge and King Charles at the Carolians RFU. During the Festival, 16 students from King Charles had roles such as; leading warm ups, drills, refereeing games and…
October 23, 2018

Girls’ Football Festival

14 schools from across Worcestershire travelled to KC1 to take part in a Girls’ Participation Football Festival. In total, 129 girls attended the festival taking part in a variety of skill and game based activities. The activities were superbly led by 20 KC1…

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