“My daughter has settled in really well at Kendrick. She is very fond of her form tutor and appreciates all the help given. She would like to say a big thank you to all the staff and the sixth formers who are like her older sisters, always ready to help”
The following information is relevant to students joining Kendrick School in September 2016 ONLY.
INDUCTION MORNING FOR STUDENTS STARTING YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2016
MONDAY 20th JUNE 2016
Please bring your daughter to Reception (entrance in East Street) between 8.30am and 8.50am. We would appreciate it if you do not arrive before 8.30am. Your daughter will then be taken to the main school hall and be allocated to her tutor group with whom she will spend the rest of the morning.
Your daughter should be dressed as she would be for her normal school day, and should bring a pen or pencil with her. She will also need to bring a mid-morning snack and drink. Please avoid any products with nuts.
During the morning your daughter will have activities designed to introduce her to her tutor and classmates. She will also have several “taster” lessons. These may include a practical lesson so please provide her with an apron or overall (an old shirt will do).
She will be ready to leave at 12.20pm. Unless you advise us otherwise on the attached slip we will take her back to Reception at 12.20pm where you can collect her.
PARENTS’ INFORMATION EVENING
WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE 2016 6.00pm to 9pm
This is an important information evening which we hope both you and your daughter will be able to attend.
Registration for the evening will start from 6.00pm and there will be a ‘meet and mingle’ session hosted by the Kendrick Parents’ Society (KPS) until 7pm.
The evening will then start promptly at 7pm with a talk in the Hall by the Headteacher, a School Governor and the KPS.
From 8pm to 9pm, parents/carers will be divided into groups and there will be a ‘carousel’ type session with talks from members of staff, including the Headteacher, on various subjects including expectations of students, parental support, day to day life at Kendrick School, internet safety, the admissions process, and curriculum and assessment. There will also be an opportunity for parents/carers to ask questions and to meet the Form Tutors.
During the evening the new students will spend time in their new form group and their house.
You will be able to collect goods purchased online before the evening and details of how to do this will be sent to you in due course.
Due to space and the format of the evening, we would be grateful if you could make other arrangements for siblings wherever possible. Thank you.
MONDAY 11TH JULY 2016
Parents and students will be invited for a 15 minute informal meeting on Monday 11th July 2016. This is an opportunity for both parents and the student to meet with a Year 7 tutor, Head of Year or a senior member of staff. Further details and timings will be sent nearer the time.
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING FOR ALL EVENTS
It will not be possible to bring vehicles onto the premises at any point during any of the above events unless you or your daughter has a disability. In this case please telephone Reception to make special arrangements. It is important to be aware that you cannot park or stop to drop passengers off in East Street. Please note that pay and display parking operates in the roads in the vicinity of Kendrick School. The nearest public car parks are at the Oracle Shopping Centre and Queen’s Road.
All Year 7 students are strongly advised to buy a School Curriculum Pack which consists of recommended items for mathematics, science, languages and art. Each item is of good quality and purchased as a pack has proved to be very popular and great value for money (please see below for information on the contents). The School Curriculum Pack costs £28.50 and contains:
- Calculator (individual price £7.50)
- Science goggles (individual price £2.50)
- French or German dictionary* (individual price £7.50)
- Art pack (contains a selection of items required for art lessons – individual price £13.50)
The correct dictionary will be given according to the Form Group to which your daughter has been assigned. Your daughter will be advised of her Form Group during the Induction Morning on Monday 20th June. You may also wish to purchase an additional dictionary for £6 (required for Year 8) which can then be added to the School Curriculum Pack.Please note that the above items must be pre-ordered via ParentPay which is Kendrick School’s online method of payment for trips, equipment, educational resources, photocopying and for purchasing food and drink from the school canteen.