Transition to TKA

Moving to secondary school from the safety and comfort of your primary school, where many children have spent seven formative years, can be a daunting experience.
We aim to make that transition as smooth as possible for pupils joining The Kingston Academy.

Transition Events – Summer 2020

Unfortunately, the normal range of transition events has been impacted by the pandemic this year and the impossibility of meeting in large groups.  Once in school, our new year 7s will find that we have excellent pastoral systems in place to ease their transition into secondary school.

A Note on Our New Joiner Assessment Day

At TKA we have found that a significant part of our success with the transition process each year has been gathering a wide range of information about our pupils. This jigsaw of SATs, our own staff subject baseline assessments, primary school information and this test then gives us a richer picture of each child so we can ensure we are providing lessons and learning opportunities that are both challenging and appropriately supported. This wider picture also informs the targets we set for pupils and in turn how we can then measure the progress our pupils are making.