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Nightingale Academy

Learning with truth and love

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Learning with truth and love

Transition Arrangements

After you have applied (through the Local Authority) to The King's, we all have to wait until the summer term of Year 6 before the school finds out your name and contact details. As soon as we are able to, we contact you, in order to start making plans for September when your child starts with us.


Once the children have completed their SATs tests, we start to meet with the Year 6 teachers and TAs to talk about the progress and achievement of the children; and we meet with the children to find out what they are excited and worried about.


This summer's intake day takes place in July. The children will come and spend the whole day with us at The King's in order to meet the other children and their teachers. Food is provided on this day (you can, of course, provide sandwiches if you prefer) and they should attend in their primary school uniform. Some children struggle with transition - for these students, we offer additional transition morning - please contact our Transition Manager, Sarah Milne, should you need any further information about this.


For students with additional needs or disabilities, our SENCo also visits the primary schools to discuss transition needs in more detail. For children with a statement of special education needs or an Education Health and Care Plan, our SENCo attends the Year 6 annual review in order to help prepare for a smooth transition into Year 7.