Cohort 2026 (Year 6)

Further information will appear here for parents and students for the new cohort of Year 7 in 2021-22.

Please see our wellbeing tasks for primary school children here.

February 2021

We begun our transition for our Cohort 2026.  In February we met with our Primary Heads and year 5 & 6 teachers & SENCO to provide some curriculum resources for English, Maths & Science.  In these lessons our primary students met some of our exceptional subject specialists teachers including Miss Morkot and Mr Hamilton.  They had much fun and learning along the way. Mrs Criddle has some fun activities too such as the Squat Challenge and breaking World Records here for you to have a go at here. This was a great way to get active and move away from the screens during this ‘remote’ period of learning.

Here is a video of the Squat Challenge from Mr. Mason, our Head of PE.

March 2021

In early March, you will have heard from Swindon’s Admission team informing you if Kingsdown had been given to you as your school of choice.  The school were then in touch with you and your child welcoming you to the Kingsdown Family.

April 2021

From April, our Transition team began working with our Primary schools. We discussed each and everyone of our new students at great length to ensure that we really do start to ‘know our students well’.

May 2021

In May we sent you a video introducing: the Kingsdown Beats; Mrs. Robertson - Your Progress Leader; Mrs. Criddle - Assistant Headteacher and Mrs. Leigh-Bennett - our Headteacher. We hope this information is useful in preparing you for secondary school.

June 2021

Due to the covid restrictions, we were unable to hold a face-to-face information evening on Wednesday 23rd June however please click here for the video presentation. Please ensure that you have look at the key information on the website regarding uniform and equipment. We will also share with you details of our exciting, innovative and group-breaking Chromebook ‘digital strategy’ and how we will ensure that together we take your child’s learning experiences at Kingsdown to a whole new level.

July 2021

Unfortunately due to the uneasing of the covid restrictions, we were unable to run the transition days as planned. These have been rescheduled to run at the start of September. More information regarding the transition days will follow before the end of the term.

Summer School

We are looking forward to ‘Roar to the Beat’ this Summer at Kingsdown school. This is a summer school specifically for our rising year 7 students. Over half of you have book a space in the Summer school, a video will be sent home in the next week with more information about what you need and bring, wear and prepare for. #team

September 2021

All the Kingsdown team and our year 8 Transition Ambassadors will be ready to welcome your son/daughter to the Kingsdown family - their 5 year exciting journey at Kingsdown will begin.

November 2021

You will have the opportunity to meet your son / daughter’s tutor.  We will also send home the first Progress Report.  Here you will hear from every teacher and learn about your child’s attitudes to learning and engagement with home learning.

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