Virtual Year 6 Transition

We are delighted to welcome all our new families to King Charles I School. We feel you have made an excellent choice in selecting King Charles I School for your son/daughter to study for the next five or hopefully seven years. We feel that our high expectations and sense of community is a winning combination.

We have gathered lots of information from the primary schools so we already feel that we are getting to know our new students. However, of course this will take time but we will build up positive relationships to ensure your son/daughter feels safe and secure at school in an environment that students will thrive.

The virtual transition, replaces our normal 5 day transition for students and our ‘new intake’ evening, where we would have the opportunity to meet parents/carers and present essential information that you need to know before joining us in September. We hope that this page will provide you with all the information, guidance and support that you need, along with the communication we have already shared during the Spring and Summer term.

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Transition 2020 presentation

 

Head Girl and Head Boy welcome

As Head Girl and Head Boy of the Borrington Road Site we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families who have joined our school. We understand our new Year 7 students will be nervous and excited about joining our wonderful community.

Twelve months ago we were in the same position with lots of questions and we hope that all of these will be answered during this virtual transition. One of our main questions was: how much homework will we have? We are set homework each day but it is very structured and we have a homework timetable to help keep us organised.  There is also a homework club which many students use and find helpful. The schedule is also phased in so you will have 30 minutes of reading every day to complete, then you will have Hegarty maths and you will then be trained how to quiz, which will be added to the schedule. Keeping organised and completing the work on the day it is set is a top tip.

When we joined King Charles I School we were keen to find out what extra-curricular activities and trips were available. There are too many to list. They range from sporting activities to debating clubs, there is something for everyone. Although the trips have been interrupted this year, there will be several opportunities to expand horizons by going on a day trip or even a residential. For example Year 8 students visit the Christmas markets in Cologne and also have the opportunity to visit Belgium and France; Year 9 students go to Paris and Year 10 students go to Berlin. There is a bi-annual ski trip and a New York trip for the sixth form. This can be found by clicking here.

Community is a big part of being a King Charles I School student.  Joining Year 7 is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends.  We all support and encourage each other to do well.  The school promotes excellent behaviour and manners and therefore all students are polite and respectful to each other. Our tutor and subject teachers are supportive and work extremely hard to help us achieve the best we can. 

We have had a wonderful time in Year 7, even if the year has not quite gone to plan. We can’t wait to get back to school and we know that the staff are missing all the students.

Welcome and good luck.
    Chloe Christopher and Thomas Wright

Supporting Students

Moving to secondary school is both an exciting and anxious time for parents and their son’s/daughter’s. We offer excellent pastoral support to help all our students thrive. We model our expectations and students practise lots so they can make things permanent. We have a wide range of staff who will work with students to support them through the transition process including tutors and non-teaching staff. Here are just a few of the pastoral staff on the Borrington Road Site:

 Assistant Headteacher
Mr Wilkinson
 Head of Year 7
Mr Males
 Head of Year 8
Miss Warrington
 Achievement Leader
Miss Willis

You can also access student support by clicking here.

Communication

As a school we try to deal with issues as quickly as possible. We aim to respond to all queries, questions and concerns from parents/carers within 2 working days, which does not include weekends or between 6pm and 8am in the morning. Our aim is to resolve them within 5 working days. Full details can be found on the Contact page of the school website.

Please be aware that all our heads of year have teaching commitments and so they are unable to see you without an appointment. If you wish to speak to someone in person, an appointment will need to be made by getting in contact. The best way to do this to do this is by going to the contacts page of our website here. If you are unable to do this reception are happy to send a message to the appropriate person with an outline of the enquiry.

Contact Us

sampleTEL: +44 (0) 1562 512880

sampleEMAIL:
office@kingcharles1.worcs.sch.uk

King Charles I School
Comberton Road, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire. DY10 1XA

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