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The King's School

The King's School Founded 1545

Achievement for All

Transition to Secondary

What Happens when Students have been Allocated a Place? 

We put a lot of time and effort into managing the transition from primary to secondary school and Mrs Argent-Wenz co-ordinates the work we do in this area.  

We work closely with our primary schools in order to get as much information as possible to ensure a smooth transition. We will be trying to visit the students joining us to give them a flavour of what to expect at Kings. Mrs Argent-Wenz creates the teaching groups for Year 7 as well as allocating students to one of the four King's School Houses. 

Students are informed of their house tutor group and teaching group in late June at our New Parents Evening. We then invite all students into Kings for a week during July. During this week they will be able to

  • meet key staff 
  • get to know other students in their teaching group and tutor group 
  • get used to the routines and structures at Kings 
  • get to know the school site   

The tutor becomes a key figure in each student’s pastoral care. Students meet with their tutor twice a day and the tutor will monitor their all round progress and endeavour to support them as best they can. The tutors liaise regularly with their Head of House who have the overview of students in their house from Years 7 to 11. 

We also have some students who join us at different stages in their school career. We do our best to ensure that they are supported to make a successful transition to The King’s School. 

This year some key dates are:

  • Thursday 27th June 2024 – New Parents Evening for all parents of Year 6 students.
  • Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2024 – Induction Week for all Year 6 students

Our next Open Evenings will take place during September 2024.