Starting Secondary School

Please click HERE for our Virtual Transition Day!

Remember you can revisit it any time between now and September.  Enjoy the day!

A warm welcome to you.  Please take a moment to scroll down this page which is full of information regarding the transition your child will make from being a Year 6 primary school pupil to being a Year 7 student at King Edward VI School.  It is big step, and we will continue to do everything we possibly can to support you.

Firstly, a message from our Headteacher, Mr Walker:

Transition booklet 2020

Transition Update 19 June 2020

Home Learning

Our Subject Leaders have put together some transition work that will  help those Year 6 pupils joining us in September to make a strong and positive start to Year 7 at King Edward VI School.  The work includes course outlines, Knowledge Organisers and web pages to read, as well as learning tasks.

Year 6 Home Learning

Our challenge for Year 6

Mr Herbert, Head of Transition and KS3, has devised a challenge for all those current Year 6 pupils who will be joining us as Year 7 students in September 2020.  It is a really exciting challenge, and we very much hope you like it.  Please click on the following link, and all shall be revealed… GOOD LUCK! Year 6 Challenge

Be awesome, go big: a transition project

Take a look at these interactive transition resources put together by the PiXL Club. ‘Be Awesome, Go Big’ is a package to help Year 6 pupils transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home or in school with teachers in class. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring, and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged, and equipped for the journey ahead.

Click on this link to get started:

Good luck, and remember to share any work on the Year 7 September 2020 Facebook Group or via the email address.

Information powerpoint

Here is a narrated information PowerPoint on Transition, for Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers to watch and to listen to:


The transition from primary to secondary school is a hugely significant stage in a child’s life and, therefore, also in the lives of their parents/carers. We understand this. What’s more, we are currently in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis and so we also understand that for current Year 6 students and their parents/carers this transition may feel overwhelming.

Keeping up-to-date

We communicate via the following routes:

  • this website page
  • email/letter
  • our newsletter: Ed Lines
  • our private Facebook group

The Facebook group is specifically for the parents and carers of those joining us as Year 7 students in September 2020. We regularly post information, photos, videos introducing key staff members, and answers to questions which are posed. If you would like to join this group then please just click on this link: Year 7 September 2020 and you will be prompted to answer three simple questions.

Ed Lines

Ed Lines Issue 1

Ed Lines Issue 2

Online Admissions Form

If you haven’t already completed our Online Admissions Form, then please do so by clicking here.

A copy of our Privacy Notice can found here.


Please click here to read an information letter from our uniform supplier, Aubyn Davies.

The Aubyn Davies website can be found here.  If you have any questions in relation to uniform then please contact our Deputy Head Mrs Tucker (, or get in touch via our Facebook Page.

(Please note: our school uniform review has been put on hold owing to the present climate. As/when we introduce the new uniform there will be a transition period of approximately a year which will allow students time to grow out of their current uniform before having to buy new items).

Equipment List

Here is a link to our Equipment List.

Further support

If you have any further questions then you are always welcome to get in touch via email.  The best people to contact are:

Mr R. Herbert – Assistant Head (Key Stage 3 and Transition) and/or Mrs D. Dunning – Senior Administrator (Transition)

We wish you all the very best during these difficult times.

Stay safe.