Transition to High School September 2020
Admission forms for Kingstone High School September 2020
Please print and complete all of the forms listed below and return to Kingstone High School by 26th June
Please check all forms have been signed and dated
If you are unable to print the 4 forms please contact the school office on 01981 250224 or email email@example.com stating whether you would like to collect them, have them posted or would like them emailed to you.
- Admission Form
- Cashless Catering Consent Form
- Ethnic Background Form
- Home School Agreement
If you are currently receiving Free School meals in Herefordshire you will not have to re-apply, however if you are from out of county, or think you may now be entitled to Free School Meals please fill in the application form.
Below is a letter from Mr Fisher our Executive Headteacher
Dear Parent/ Carer,
I am delighted that you have chosen Kingstone High School for the next chapter in your child’s education. By now we would normally be writing to you with details and dates of Transition events that would be happening to get your child well acquainted with their new school and help to remove any anxieties that you or they may have.
Due to the current situation with coronavirus and the speed at which government guidance is changing, we have held off as long as we could in order that we did not provide information that we then had to change soon afterwards. What I wanted to do was reassure you as parents that we are constantly and carefully monitoring events and adjusting our planning carefully.
At this stage, we do not know with any certainty what September may look like nationally. We are still hopeful that a visit to the high school for your child, before the summer break will be possible, but we have to accept that it might not be. That being the case we would likely adapt the start of the new school year, so that our new Year 7 get an opportunity to find their feet for a day or two before the other students return.
We are used to inducting the new Year 7 intake and as such we are well practised at implementing the systems required to help them settle quickly. We well know the worries they are likely to arrive with and we know that those are usually allayed very quickly once the students arrive in school.
The students will spend a lot of time with their new form teachers, when they will have a lot of things explained to them, will be given new diaries, timetables and a map to help them feel reassured. Older students will also be on hand to act as guides during those first few days. They will also be taken on a tour of the school and shown where everything is and where all of the important people are situated. In addition to this, Year 7 get an earlier lunch break than the other students for the whole of the first term.
All issues regarding places on school transport or bus routes are dealt with by Herefordshire Council. Mr Dave Baldwin is the Transport Manager at Herefordshire Council. He can be contacted on 01432 260924/260937 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Kingstone High School uses cashless catering. Information about this is supplied in this pack. However, should you have any additional questions then these too can be directed to the school office.
Just one more piece of further reassurance. Before school and during breaks, there will be staff wearing purple tabards who will be circulating in addition to the usual duty staff. These people are there specifically to monitor how well the new Year 7 are settling in and for the new students to talk to if they need to ask any questions.
We hope we have covered everything, but should you have an additional question then don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mr Steven Fisher