All applications for places at Kingdown School must go through the Schools Admissions Team at Wiltshire County Council. The deadline for applications for Year 7 places for September 2017 was 31st October 2016. The Schools Admissions Team processes the applications and sends letters to parents offering places during the following March. If any parent misses the October deadline, they must still submit a “late” application to the Schools Admissions Team.
The quickest way to complete an application is to download the application form from the Wiltshire County Council’s website.
Contact details for the Admissions Team:
Schools Admissions Team
Telephone: 01225 713010
Liaison between Kingdown School and each primary school in the area is a very important process and every effort is made by all concerned to make the transfer a smooth and positive one.
There are at least three occasions when Kingdown School staff have contact with each primary school before the new school year in September:
Curriculum Support at Kingdown School will arrange additional visits to discuss special needs students if required.
These visits are a very important part of our transfer programme. This year, we have made a change to our induction days and all Year 6 students are invited to attend 3 full days at Kingdown School.
Students who are joining us from out of catchment, may also attend these induction days.
We have developed a very successful transition programme with a focus on cross-curricular skills. Work in English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities is started at the end of Year 6 and continues in Year 7. It is a vital link between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, ensuring that all students make a confident start to their Year 7 curriculum.
The most important unit for all students at Kingdown is their House/Tutor Group. Tutor Groups usually stay the same from Year 7 to Year 13 with newcomers into Year 7 and Year 13 leaving. Tutors will usually remain with the same group.
All students begin the new academic year on 4th September 2017.
All Year 7 students meet in the Main Hall where they will sit in their new House groups. Staff will be on hand to show students where to go and what to do. After a short welcome from the Headteacher and other senior staff, students leave the hall with Sixth Form members of their tutor group and go to their tutor room where they will receive their personal organiser and timetable. Later they will meet their Head of House for a short assembly. The remainder of the day will be spent in timetabled lessons.