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Year 6 Transition Information

If your child has been offered a place at Kettering Science Academy for September 2020 entry into Year 7, this page should provide you with all the information you will need, as well as answering any questions you might have. Obviously this year is a little different to previous years due to the unprecedented closure of schools nationally. However, we shall keep you up to speed with the transition period and opportunities that we can create to ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. It’s going to be a case of ‘watch this space’!

Over the next seven years we guarantee your child a first-rate education. At KSA we provide opportunities for both academic and personal development. There is much to recommend KSA:

  • Pupils speak warmly about their ‘supportive teachers’.
  • The learning environment for pupils promotes their learning well. Pupils respect their school.
  • Pupils believe that many of their teachers ‘have a heart’. This helps them to feel safe. If problems occur, pupils are confident that their teachers will sort it out quickly.
  • Pupils value the ‘hub’ as a place of assistance and care.
  • Pupils take advantage of the wide range of after-school experiences on offer. They appreciate the opportunity to learn new things and visit new places.
  • The learning environment for pupils promotes their learning well. Pupils respect their school.
  • Sixth-form students are positive role models to the younger pupils. They are a credit to the school.
  • The sixth form have been recognised nationally by receiving a top award for its outstanding KS5 results by the SSAT

Next Steps

This is an exciting and important new chapter for you and your child, we know you will be excited to get started! Once you have received an offer for KSA from your local authority, the next steps are as follows:

The national deadline for accepting offers for secondary school was Monday 16th March. You must accept the offer of a place with your home local authority.

All parents will have already been sent forms via post to be completed and returned to KSA by Friday 24th April 2020. This will include personal details, medical details and the KSA Home School Agreement. Please call the school on 01536 532700 if you need replacement forms sent to you.

All students will be invited to attend a Year 6 Taster Day on Monday 6th July from 9am – 3pm to familiarise themselves with teachers, our culture and our routines. This is currently being reviewed due to the most recent school closures, but we will be in touch with further details surrounding this.

We will be hosting a Y6 Parents’ Information Evening at KAA, also on Monday 6th July at 6.30pm, to discuss with you some key aspects of academy life and go over the arrangements for the start of term. Again this is currently being reviewed.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions about the admissions process or an appeal, who should I contact?

If your query is a general one about the application process or an appeal, please go direct to the admissions team at Northamptonshire County Council and do not call the school. https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/Pages/default.aspx

What are the terms dates for the 2020-2021 academic year?

These will be confirmed in line with the recent school closures

How do I purchase my child’s KSA school uniform?

We are proud of our young people and encourage them to be proud of their school and their community. One key aspect of this is that all of our students will wear a smart uniform. This promotes safety, a sense of community and demonstrates that students are ready to work.

Students must be impeccably presented in the correct school uniform at all times. The KSA uniform consists of a black blazer with school logo, a purple striped tie, a white shirt or blouse and black trousers. Girls can choose between a pleated skirt or trousers.

Our supplier address is: Karlsports, our uniform suppliers also have a shop: Unit 7, Trafalgar Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8DB,

Detailed prices, descriptions and an on-line ordering facility is available from our supplier Karlsports on their website. Click here to be directed to the KSA section on School Uniform. School Uniform

What if my child has a special educational need or EHCP? 

You can contact our SEN team, Miss Kayleigh Incles (SENCO) at kincles@ketteringscienceacademy.org or Mrs Sarah Wilkins (Assistant SENCO) at swilkins@ketteringscienceacademy.org and they will be able to advise you. Alternatively you can contact the academy on 01536 532700

What equipment do I need to provide for my child?

All students will be required to bring, as a minimum, the following items to the Academy each day in a pencil case:

  • 2 pens
  • 2 pencils
  • 1 rubber
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 ruler
  • Students will also be required to bring a calculator to the Academy and it must be a Casio fx85 or Casio fx83
  • Current reading book for DEAR (Drop Everything And Read), of course they will have access to the school library too

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to KSA and will continue to be in touch throughout school closures in order that we keep you up to date with what is happening.