Year 6 Transition

šŸ’„Parents/Carers of Year 6 pupils joining us as our new Year 7 cohort in SeptemberšŸ’„
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Welcome and meet the team!

Welcome to Kettlethorpe High School!

Moving from primary school to Kettlethorpe High School is an exciting time and one we hope you are looking forward to. We are working closely with your primary school and Year 6 teacher to collect the information we need to ensure your transition to Kettlethorpe High School is as smooth as possible.

We hope that within this section of our school website, you will find lots of information that will help you prepare for your learning journey and help you to feel confident that you know more about the next steps. We hope you find this information useful and look forward to showing you what your new school has to offer.

Mrs V Shute
Transition Lead
Mr R Douglas
Key Stage 3 Achievement Leader
Mrs H Bennett SENCO

Our main communication will be via email and Class Charts, we will share details of this later in the summer term. Please ensure we have an up to date email address and contact information.

Induction Day

We hold our induction day in July before you leave primary school. During the day, pupils will experience ā€˜tasterā€™ lessons, meet their new form tutor/group, and have lunch.

On the evening of transition day, parents/carers will have a chance to meet their children’s form tutors too. This will take place as a face to face event at our school. Following a short presentation from the tutors, you will have an opportunity to ask any questions. Please note that pupils or siblings should not attend this event.

Important Dates

Transition timeline for Year 6 pupils

Kettlethorpe High School calendar 2023/24

For the term dates for the full academic year, please refer to theĀ Wakefield Council website.

Transition FAQ

This page holds answers to questions that are most commonly asked by Year 6 pupils and their parents.

Year 7 Curriculum

Kettlethorpe High School has a broad and balanced curriculum. Please see the above overview for Key Stage 3.

Open Evening 2023

How can you help?

Preparing for Year 7

For parents/carers, we have ourĀ Guide for parents bookletĀ ā€“ which holds the most important information about our school. Make sure you read through it!

Pupils, please read our Welcome to our School booklet! – plenty of useful information about school clubs, school planner and everything else they might like to know about Kettlethorpe High.

Familiarise yourself with the layout of our school by viewing the School Map.