At The Kingsway School we are very lucky to serve a community where students have had an excellent primary education. We work very closely with our local primary schools to ensure that we build on not only the high academic standards achieved but also students’ attitudes to learning.

The transition team also fully understand the anxieties that some students and their parents may have with the move from a small primary school to a large secondary school, and so provide the pastoral support, care and guidance to families throughout the process.

Taster Days
We have a strong transition team who coordinate events at our primary schools and here at Kingsway for students in Years 4, 5 & 6 to become more familiar with what to expect at high school.

Kickstart to Kingsway
This continues into Year 7, with a programme of activities run across the school to help our new students find their feet before they undertake their new timetable. Upon entry, your child will join of one of our six Houses, where they will foster a healthy sense of competition, via inter-house challenges and themed days.

Contact
Throughout the year, your child will have daily contact with their form tutor and where required support from their Pastoral Head of Year. In addition, each year group has a Raising Standards Leader responsible for ensuring your child stays on track to achieve their academic potential. These key staff will be in contact with parents and carers throughout your child’s secondary school experience.

Our Transition Team
If you have any queries or would like to book a school tour please contact our transition team.

Deputy Headteacher
in charge of Transition
Mrs R. Wardle

Transition
Lead Teacher

Ms A. Fairclough

Transition Mentor
Mrs A. Jones

At The Kingsway School we are very lucky to serve a community where students have had an excellent primary education. We work very closely with our local primary schools to ensure that we build on not only the high academic standards achieved but also students’ attitudes to learning.

The transition team also fully understand the anxieties that some students and their parents may have with the move from a small primary school to a large secondary school, and so provide the pastoral support, care and guidance to families throughout the process.

Taster Days
We have a strong transition team who coordinate events at our primary schools and here at Kingsway for students in Years 4, 5 & 6 to become more familiar with what to expect at high school.

Kickstart to Kingsway
This continues into Year 7, with a programme of activities run across the school to help our new students find their feet before they undertake their new timetable. Upon entry, your child will join of one of our six Houses, where they will foster a healthy sense of competition, via inter-house challenges and themed days.

Contact
Throughout the year, your child will have daily contact with their form tutor and where required support from their Pastoral Head of Year. In addition, each year group has a Raising Standards Leader responsible for ensuring your child stays on track to achieve their academic potential. These key staff will be in contact with parents and carers throughout your child’s secondary school experience.

Our Transition Team
If you have any queries or would like to book a school tour please contact our transition team.

Deputy Headteacher
in charge of Transition
Mrs R. Wardle

Transition
Lead Teacher

Ms A. Fairclough

Transition Mentor
Mrs A. Jones

Class of 2026 Facebook page
We have an official school Facebook group for the parents and carers of students joining The Kingsway School with children in Year 7 (September 2021). The purpose of this group is to inform you of events and communicate. It is not a place to discuss specific individual concerns relating to children or staff, this should be addressed directly by the usual forms of communication.

The group is managed and monitored by the Transition Team.

Class of 2026 Transition Events
We understand how daunting the transition from primary to secondary school can be, and as a school we are deeply committed to ensuring that this is as smooth as possible, for everyone including parents and carers, particularly at this unprecedented time. To aid this we are hosting a number of transition events.

The first event is aimed at parents who may have unexpectedly been allocated a place at The Kingsway School and have not had the opportunity to meet Mrs Lowe, the Headteacher or visit the school. This is a Meet the Team Evening. It will be held virtually on Thursday 11th March via the school website. During this short virtual meeting you will hear from Mrs Lowe and the Transition Team. You will also be able to access our virtual school tour.

Our next event, which is open to all parents, will take place on Thursday 15th April and will be aimed at all parents and carers. This is a Primary Welcome Evening where we will present information about how best to prepare for starting at The Kingsway School and all the information you require to ensure the best start for your child.

We will also run a series of Parent Workshops to help bridge the gap. The first session will be delivered by Miss Cropper, our Well Being Lead and Operational Safeguarding officer. She will be delivering a workshop on reducing anxieties and supporting your child's transition to secondary school. This will be held on Thursday 13th May 5:30pm.

Our second Parent Workshop will be delivered by the Head of Computing, Mr Mahmood and will be on safe use of the internet and social media. This will take place Monday 17th May 5:30pm.

Our third workshop is delivered by Miss Dean, Acting Head of English and will focus on literacy skills and will also see the launch of our summer reading programme. This will take place on Wednesday 9th June 5:30pm.

Our fourth workshop is to provide parents with understanding of the numeracy skills that are needed at secondary school and will be run by Miss Owen, Head of Key Stage 3 Mathematics. This will take place Thursday 17th June at 5:30pm.

Transition Links and Resources

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