Transfer to Secondary School

Secondary School Transfer

For pupils transferring to secondary school in September 2023, please download the Updated Secondary School Transfer presentation slides below.  The presentation provides advice and information regarding the secondary school application process and the Kent Test (11 plus).

For further advice and support with the secondary school application process, please contact your child's class teacher:

Winston Class - Mrs J Repsch jrepsch@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Galileo Class - Miss L Marle lmarle@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Turing Class - Miss T Beard tbeard@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Y6 Secondary School Transfer and Kent Test Information for Parents September 2022

 

Information from Secondary Schools

Watch this space. We will put information about Secondary Schools when they information is released. 

Please see below the information which has been sent to us from KCC regarding enrolling into Year 7. 

The online application window for children enrolling into Year 7 in September 2023 opened on Thursday 1st September 2023 and will close at midnight on Monday 31st October 2023.

Here is an informative leaflet outlining the process.

The leaflet is interactive so parents can click on the links to take them straight to the KCC website and directly email KCC if needed.

If parents have any queries, the team can be contacted on kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk.

Further to this, KCC will also be running briefing sessions for schools regarding the admission to secondary schools’ process and to answer any queries you may have. These will take place on Monday 19 September at 10.00am and Tuesday 20 September at 2.00pm and will run for approximately 1 hour.

Please use the MS form link below to sign up for a session, invitation links will be emailed closer to the session date.

https://forms.office.com/r/DrNTQDVc53 

The Malling School

Please see the attached information from The Malling School.

The Aylesford School

Please see attached information from Aylesford School regarding transition events and an Open Evening on the 22nd September 2022.

 

Valley Park Transition Workshops 

On Wednesdays in September and October, we would like to invite prospective students to Valley Park in Year 6 to join us for transition workshops. The workshops are strictly for students who will be starting secondary school in September 2023. 

The transition workshops would provide an opportunity for students to see what lessons are like in secondary school, and where students can work on their skills in their subjects of choice. Students can elect to send one workshop per week. The workshops would be one hour long and run from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. The workshops will run as follows: 

  •  3.20pm – students report to the patio with their parent/carer to be registered for their session 
  • 3.30pm – students will be collected from the patio by the teacher and taken to the classroom 

  • 4.30pm – students will be escorted to the patio by the teacher for collect by parent/carer 

 Due to a limited number of parking spaces, we will not be able to facilitate parent parking in our car park. Please drop your child at the school gate, where we will have colleagues welcoming students and directing them to the patio to be registered. Should you wish to park, there is parking available at Sittingbourne Road car park, which is a short distance away from the school gate. Booking for the workshops will be available via our school website on Wednesday 21 September. The dates for the workshops are as follows:  

 Wednesday 28 September 

  • English 

  • Art 

 Wednesday 5 October 

  • Mathematics 

  • MFL 

  • E-Sports 

 Wednesday 12 October 

  • History 

  • Dance and Drama 

  • DT 

  • Computer Science 

Wednesday 19 October 

  • Music 

  • Geography 

  • Science 

  • PE

We want to ensure that we are answering all your questions about your child’s transition to Valley Park, should your child wish to attend our school. Please do not hesitate to email transition@valleypark.viat.org.uk with any questions that you have.