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Year 6 Transition Information

As we move look to next year there are some big choices to be made regarding secondary school choices. Please find the timeline of events to ensure your child secures their place at KSA.

  • 10th September 2020 onwards - Prepare and apply
  • 31st October 2020 at 5pm - closing date for applications.
  • 1st March 2021 - Offers made

When your child is offered a place for entry into Year 7 at Kettering Science Academy for September 2021, this page will provide you with all the information you will need, as well as answering any questions you might have.

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 has 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:

All parents will have already been sent forms via post to be completed and returned to KSA by Friday 23rd April 2021. 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.

Depending on how things stand in July Year 6 students will either be invited to a transition event (date(s) to be confirmed) or we will revert to the virtual transition procedures that we used this year. 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.

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

Click here for our term dates

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

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

You can contact our SEN team, Miss Kayleigh Incles (SENCO) at  or Mrs Sarah Wilkins (Assistant SENCO) at  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 update you with key information as this academic year progresses.