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 excellence 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. In February, a further Ofsted inspection, was disappointing, particularly in terms of the performance of one group of pupils. The school already had extensive plans in place to support this particular group of pupils more effectively, towards the summer of 2014 and beyond, and Kennet remains an ambitious and determined school where all pupils will be given every assistance, 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.