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    General Communication

    July 2018


    May 2018

    • Letter to parents and carers of Year 11 students, regarding the arrangements for the last few weeks of their time at Kingsdown School.


    • Letter to parents and carers of Year 10 students, regarding a careers evening on 24th May.


    Apr 2018


    Mar 2018

    • Year 10 Parents' Evening
      Letter to parents and carers of Year 10 regarding the upcoming Parent's Evening on Tuesday 24th April 2018.


    • Roadworks from 19th March
      We have been informed that the crossroads near the front of the school will have roadworks from Monday 19th March for approximately 5 weeks.  During this time there will be temporary traffic lights while the council installs pedestrian crossing facilities.


    • Year 9 Parents' Evening
      Letter to parents and carers of Year 9 regarding the upcoming Parents' Evening on Wednesday 28th March.


    • Year 11 Prom
      Letter to parents and carers of Year 11 regarding this year's prom arrangements.



    Feb 2018

    • Year 11 letter - Safe Drive, Stay Alive roadshow
      Letter to parents and carers of year 11 regarding a presentation that will be made to Year 11 students on Friday 2nd March.


    • Network Rail letter regarding footbridge closure
      We have been given a further letter from Network Rail regarding the closure of the Lady St Margaret footbridge, with an extended closure spanning 1st March to mid May.  If this affects you please see full details in the following linked letter.


    • Year 9 letter - Computing Core
      Letter to parents and carers of Year 9 students regarding changes to the Computing core subject.


    Jan 2018

    • Year 8 Parents' Evening
      Parents and Carers of Year 8 Students, please see the following linked letter regarding the upcoming parents' evening on Wednesday 7th February.




    • Update on footbridge closure
      We have received the following letter from Network Rail with more details regarding the Lady St Margaret railway footbridge closure, which they expect to be closed from 15th Jan to 15th March [dates have been recently revised].


    Dec 2017

    • Return to school after christmas: Extra Training Day / School Closure / Staggered start
      To further facilitate our new priorities and plans for Kingsdown School, in January we will be adding an additional INSET (teacher training day) and a staggered start for our different year groups.

      • Years 8, 9 & 10 will not be in school on 3rd January, and will instead start 8.30am on the 4th January.

      • However Years 7 & 11 must be in school by 1.30pm on 3rd January & will have a later 10.40am start on the 4th January.

      • Please see the following linked letter for full details:
        3rd January - TD Day.pdf


    • Closure of Lady St Margaret railway footbridge
      We've been informed by Network Rail that from mid January 2018, the Lady St Margaret footbridge over the railway line will be temporarily closed whlie work is done on the railway electrication upgrade.  Pedestrians will be diverted to the Roman Road bridge at Ermin Street during this period.  More details in the following letter.



    Nov 2017



    • Year 7 Meet the Tutor evening
      Letter to parents and carers with details about the Year 7 'Meet the Tutor' evening on 8th November at 6pm.



    Oct 2017

    • Slides from Year 11 Information Evening
      Thank you to our amazing Year 11 students and their parents/carers who demonstrated their commitment to their future by attending and participating in our Y11 Information Evening.  Working together we are championing the potential of all our Year 11 students! 


    • Change of Tutor Group - 7.5
      Letter to parents and carers of students in tutor group 7.5 regarding a change of tutor group


    • Year 11 Mock Interviews
      Kingsdown School offers the opportunity for all Year 11 to take part in a Mock interview with external interviewers. This will be on Wednesday 18th October and will involve students preparing a letter of application and a CV for a job chosen from a range of suggestions - from lawyer or nurse to IT support worker, from accountant or engineer to mechanic or childcare assistant.

      Students will come to school in smart clothes appropriate for an interview; they will need to attend the specified venue on time and after the interview will receive supportive feedback. This is an important part of preparing our Year 11s for their next step - all will face interviews in the coming year - whether for College; part-time jobs or apprenticeships.

      Kingsdown School is extremely grateful to our volunteers from the local business community who give up their time to support our students.

    • Invitation to parents and carers of Year 11 to the Keystage 4 Information Evening at 6.30pm Wednesday 11th October.  All Year 11 students are expected to attend.  Please use the contact details in the following linked letter if you're not able to attend with your child.


    • School is closing early on 27th September due to Open Evening.  Students will be dismissed at 1pm.





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    January 2017

    • Year 8 Options  Evening - Presentation and Booklet for parents and students


    • Letter to all parents and carers regarding results of recent behaviour policy changes and the focus for this term.


    December 2016


    November 2016

    • Public Notice from Swindon Borough Council regarding emergency closure of Beechcroft Road


    October 2016

    • Following from recent open meetings concerning the school possibly joining a 'Multi Academy Trust', the linked document below lists answers by the River Learning Trust to questions raised by parents and carers.


    • Letter to parents & carers highlighting improvements and acomplishments from recent exam results and Ofsted monitoring



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    December 2015


    November 2015

    Local road closures - Student safety and behaviour


    October 2015

    Norovirus letter.pdf


    September 2015

    Maths Set Changes


    June 2015

     Social Media Challenge June 2015.pdf


    May 2015

      BfL detention trial May 2015.pdf

      ThamesDown Buses.pdf