Cohort 2027 (Year 6)

Further information will appear here for parents and students for the new cohort of Year 7 in 2022-23.

If you have any questions, please email

*We cannot build the Year 7 tutor groups until we have concluded our transition meetings with our feeder primary schools. Our students will find out their tutor group and tie colour on their transition days. 

Please see our wellbeing tasks for primary school children here.

Date given by Swindon Borough Council Activity
1 September 2021 Application period opens. You can make your application online.
31 October 2021 Secondary application closing date. You can make an application after this date, but it will be a late application. Late applications are not considered until all on-time applications have been considered and allocated.
12 January 2022 Deadline to submit a change of address for consideration.
1 March 2022 Offer day. You will receive your offer of a secondary school place.
15 March 2022 Deadline day for accepting an offer.
26 May 2022 Parent information evening. This event is for parents only. 18:00 @ Kingsdown School Copy of the presentation slides available below
30 June 2022 Parent information evening. This event is for parents only. 18:00 @ Kingsdown school
4 & 5 July 2022 Transition days @ Kingsdown school 9:00- 14:30 Parents to collect

March 2022

In early March, you will have heard from Swindon’s Admission team informing you if Kingsdown has been given to you as your school of choice.  The school will then be in touch with you, your parents and your Primary school to start the transition process.

April 2022

From April, our Transition team will begin to work with your Primary schools. We discuss each and everyone of our new students at great length to ensure that we really do start to ‘know our students well’.

May 2022

In May we will send you information introducing: The Kingsdown Beats; Mrs. Robertson - Your Progress Leader; Mrs. Criddle - Assistant Headteacher KS3 and Mrs. Leigh-Bennett - our Headteacher. We hope this information will be useful in preparing you for secondary school.

The slides for our 26th May Information Evening are available here - Year_6_parent_information_evening-_26th_May.pptx_.pdf

June 2022

We will be hosting a Year 6 information evening to ensure that you know all of the key information to support your transition into Kingsdown school. We will share information such as timings of the school day, you Chromebook, meal time, extra curricular and enrichment, the Transition days and much more.
This meeting is for parents only and will run in the main hall from 18:00-19:00. 

July 2022

Transitions days Updated

Transition days will be on the 4th and 5th of July. The timings for the days are 9am-2:30. Students need to arrive to the front of Kingsdown school for 9am in their school uniform and comfy shoes. They must bring a packed lunch, drink, their pencil case and suncream for the day. The days will finish at 2:30, parents must collect their child from the front of Kingsdown school at 2:30 on both days.
These days are a fun and exciting way for our new Year 7 students to meet their new tutor, tutees and experience lessons and activities to help further build and develop these relationships. More information about the Transition days will be shared in the parent information evening on Thursday 30th June.

Summer School

Last year we launched ‘Roar to the Beat’, our Summer school for our future Year 7 students. The theme of the week is based on ‘The butterfly lion’ by Michael Morpurgo whilst also encompassing many different subjects such as Geography, English, Music, PE and Art. Students learn about the 6 Kingsdown Beats, what they look like and how students can develop these whilst at Kingsdown school. Students are also introduced to both physical and human geography such as the countries that make up Africa’s vast continent. This then leads to learning about countries and their culture, such as the instruments and drums used to create African music e.g. the Djembe and the Dun-Dun.

Every day of summer school encompasses a literacy focus based upon the school’s very successful “Book Your Future” program. Everyday will be closed with students reading a section of the Butterfly Lion, by Michael Morpurgo. This will then be followed by discussion and comprehension tasks which proved to be very popular in the most recent Summer school. Students will also get to connect with their new peers and their teachers by exploring team building activities such as tent building, rope swing and robot building. This developed students’ ability to stretch and challenge themselves in different ways.

September 2022

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.


Beats - Pride
Beats - Ambition
Beats - Stretch
Beats - Challenge
Beats - Respect
Beats - Responsibility