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Year 6 Transition Information

For the latest updates from KSA please see the attachments at the bottom of the page.

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 are invited to watch a Year 6 Virtual transition video, which will be uploaded on Monday 6th July at 10am. This will allow pupils to familiarise themselves with teachers, our culture and our routines.

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.

About Me Survey

Please click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser to complete the about me survey or you can access a copy below

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7KXFZY5

KSA Transition Information Video

Dear Yr6 students who are soon to be KSA Students and parents

Please watch the following information video, you will get to hear from the students directly, remind yourself of the school building and facilities as well as get to hear in person from key members of staff, who will tell you a little bit more detail about life and expectations at KSA.  

Access the video here

We honestly can’t wait to meet you in person and hope this virtual attempt goes some way to help start to answer any of your questions and help to eliminate any anxieties you may have.

KSA Transition Day Monday 6th July Video

Dear Yr6 students who are soon to be KSA Students and parents

Please watch the following Transition Day video. We have created this to provide a bit more information that you would have received today if transition day had gone ahead. You will get to see a little more of the school to help familiarise yourself with our building  

Access the video here:

 

  1. KSA Transition Newsletter week 1 pdf Document
  2. KSA Transition Newsletter- Week 2 pdf Document
  3. KSA Transition Newsletter- Week 3 pdf Document
  4. KSA Transition Newsletter- Week 4 pdf Document
  5. KSA Transition Newsletter- Week 5 pdf Document
  6. KSA Transition Newsletter- Week 6 pdf Document
  7. KSA Transition Newsletter- Week 7 pdf Document
  8. Meet the teacher- Mrs Horne pdf Document
  9. Meet the teacher - Mrs Tedd pdf Document
  10. Meet the teacher-Miss Mallard pdf Document
  11. Meet the teacher- Miss Kennedy pdf Document
  12. Meet the teacher- Mrs Flux pdf Document
  13. Meet the teacher- Mr Golding pdf Document
  14. Meet the teacher- Mr Baines pdf Document
  15. Meet the teacher- Mr Segalini pdf Document
  16. Meet The Teacher- Mrs Adams pdf Document
  17. Meet the teacher-Mr Maddams pdf Document
  18. Meet the teacher-Ms Franklin pdf Document
  19. Meet The Teacher- Mrs Denis pdf Document
  20. Session-1-Being-awesome pptx Document
  21. Session-2-Unlocking-your-mind pptx Document
  22. Session-3-Dare-to-take-risks pptx Document
  23. Session-4-Making-the-change pptx Document
  24. Session-5-Lost-but-not-lost pdf Document
  25. Session-6-Bouncebackability pptx Document
  26. Session-7-What-is-normal-anyway pptx Document
  27. Transitional Reads pdf Document
  28. Growth Mindset Parent Pamphlet pdf Document
  29. Building Resilience Parent Pamphlet pdf Document
  30. Be-Awesome-Go-Big-Workbook-to-print pdf Document
  31. Transition letter 30-04-2020 docx Document
  32. All about me- pupil questionnaire pdf Document
  33. Transition booklet complete 2020 website ppt Document
  34. transition activity booklet 2020 ppt Document
  35. Making-the-Change-Parent-Pamphlet pdf Document