COVID – 19 Update regarding transition: It is currently unclear what the transition program for 2020 will look like at the moment due to the current situation.
The new Year 7 Induction day was originally calendared for Wednesday 8th July. For this induction day to go ahead in its normal way will depend on the most recent guidance from the DfE. We will be working with our primary schools and keep parents updated.
Virtual Tour of Kenilworth School
Typical Day at Kenilworth School
The video below was made with several Year 7 students. It shows a typical day at Kenilworth School.
The video follows a student through the day starting with an assembly, followed by lessons, break times, lunchtimes and after school activities.
It is an excellent way for any child who may be coming to Kenilworth School to get a flavour of what it is like to be part of our community.
The move from Primary to Secondary School can be quite a daunting experience for some. Therefore, our aim is to make this move as smooth as possible.
Ways in which we do this are:
The Head of Year 7 and SENCO visit all main feeder schools to talk to the students and the Year 6 teachers. We gather a detailed profile of every student and can provide instant answers to questions students may have.
Providing a fully structured induction day in the summer term, to allow students to familiarise themselves with the school, meet their tutors and sample a variety of new subjects. The following evening, parents are invited to school to meet the Headteacher, Head of Year and the Year 7 tutors.
These normal arrangements may need to be changed in light of the current COVID-19 situation.
In addition, many have been invited to attend a variety of summer school activities, including literacy and numeracy.
Year 5s have been invited to watch the summer school performances. In the past students have watched We Will Rock You, Grease, Oliver and Bugsy Malone.
In recent years’ Primary pupils have been invited to take part in workshops where they have been taught by our Year 9 and 10 Learning Ambassadors.
As a result of all of this, students arrive in September with confidence, ready to engage and learn.
List of Primary Feeder Schools: