Welcome to Kennet School
Headmaster P G Dick
Kennet School is a dynamic and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school which opened in September 1957; now, as then, it serves the population of Thatcham and the surrounding villages. As the most over-subscribed school in West Berkshire, the school has grown steadily in terms of numbers on roll and, more importantly, facilities available to pupils and staff alike, in the pursuit of excellence. The school prides itself in collecting awards for the high quality of its academic teaching, pupil progress and extra-curricular activities from Music through to Sport, Drama and many more.

Recent improvements to our facilities include a superb Sixth Form Common Room, excellent Drama facilities and a school library, which is the envy of many.  We also enjoy brand new Resources for Physically Disabled and Hearing Impaired pupils, opened in 2013. We continue to invest heavily in the infrastructure for learning because we believe our pupils deserve the very best. Kennet School was declared outstanding by Ofsted in 2008 and was able then to convert into an academy on 1 April 2011.  More recently, Kennet has become the sponsor of Whitelands Park Primary School and I have the privilege of being Executive Head across both schools. 

Following a critical Ofsted report In February 2014, the GCSE results that summer placed the school in the top 20% for attainment and the top 10% for value added, nationally. The A Level scores were very high too. The 2015 results were even better: the A Level results were acknowledged by West Berkshire Council as being the best in the area; GCSE results were brilliant and will be award-winning when that time comes.

Kennet remains an ambitious and determined school where all pupils will be given every assistance and encouragement to achieve their absolute potential.Kennet School is a vibrant place of learning and community activity, and we invite you to learn more either through this website or by contacting the school directly.  

Prospectus.pngSixth form Prospectus For 2015

Download the Sixth Form application form for external candidates for September 2016. Once completed, please return to Mrs Odenwalder either via the school office or email: kodenwalder@kennetschool.co.uk
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Emergency roadworks
23 November to 4 December
We have been advised that the roadworks at the junction of Stoney Lane and Station Road are due to a collapsed sewer and Thames Water are carrying out an urgent, essential repair. The work commenced on Monday, 23 November and is scheduled to finish on Friday, 4 December. There are traffic lights controlling part of Stoney Lane next to the A4. This route is best avoided, especially at 8:30 – 9:00am and 3:15 – 3:45pm.
P G Dick
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House Point totals as at end of Term 1




 House Point totals are updated at the end of every half-term.
NB: The total above doesn't include commendations or Sixth Form rewards.

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