New Starters

Information below is primarily aimed for parents & students starting with us in Year 7, but will also benefit older students joining us in other year groups.

Transition Days

Transitions days for Year 6 will typically be in the last term before leaving primary school.  Over the course of the two days, the students will meet their tutor and spend time in their tutor groups and experience some of the subjects they will cover in year 7. Students need to bring lunch with them on both days and will need to wear their primary school uniform.


General details will be on our Parents > Uniform page.

Year 7 Team & Useful contacts for this current academic year

Progress Leader: Mrs Robertson
Tutor Team:
### TBC ###

Email contact details can be obtained here.

I should see my Tutor for day to day issues and concerns
I should see my Progress Leader for more serious or ongoing issues
I should see my Subject Teacher for subject related concerns

Rules, Rewards, & Sanctions

At Kingsdown School, we want you to work hard and have a positive attitude towards your education. Staff members can reward you by giving achievement points and also be rewarding you with gold cards. These are worth 25 points and will be presented weekly in tutor time. You can earn achievement points by displaying the Kingsdown Beats: Respect & responsibility, Stretch & Challenge and Pride & Ambition. If you make poor choices, you will receive behaviour points. These will be deducted from your achievement points to give you a conduct balance.

Attendance & Punctuality

Please see our Parents > Attendance & Absence page for details.

How to be organised (equipment you will need, bringing PE kit, food ingredients etc)

You will have a two week timetable that will be given to you on your first day. You will have a copy in your planner which should be on you at all times. During each week, there will be some lessons where you require additional equipment. You will be told in advance what you need to bring but will include: PE kit, cooking ingredients (during DT food rotation).

Timings of the Day

(Please be aware times and timetables are currently changing due to Covid-19)
Since September 2018, students will register with their tutors first thing in the morning. All students need to be on site from 8.30am. There are five 1 hour lessons each day with a 20 minute morning break and 40 minute lunch time. On a Friday week 2, school finishes early for students to allow staff to work together in Curriculum Innovation Time.


Please see Our School > Curriculum page for details.


Clubs take place at lunch times and after school most days. A timetable will be issued at the start of term and the range of activities we offer is diverse. These typically include:

Orchestra, Choir, Chamber Choir, Ensemble, Keyboard Club, Drama, Netball, Football, Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Dance, Art Textiles, Art, Chess.

Events in Year 7

Throughout the year, several events will be running for year 7 students. We would like as many parents and students to support these events as possible.

Year 7 Transition FAQs

The document linked below contains further information

Year 6 FAQs

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