Joining Year 7 in September 2020
The information below is relevant to new Year 7 students joining us in September 2020.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently reviewing our Induction Programme for 2020 entry and will commuicate our plans to parents after half term.
Year 7 Letters to New Students
Info to follow.
Induction Morning – Friday 19th June 2020
Please bring your child to Reception (entrance in East Street) between 8.30am and 8.50am. Please do not arrive before 8.30am as we cannot give you access to the school before then. Your child will be taken to the Sports Hall to be registered and will be allocated to her tutor group with whom she will spend the rest of the morning.
Your child 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 do not provide any products with nuts.
During the morning your child will have activities designed to introduce her to her tutor and classmates. Your child will also have several “taster” lessons.
You can collect your child from Reception at 12.20pm. Students will not be allowed to walk home or back to school alone.
Information Evening – Wednesday 24th June 2020
Registration for the evening will start at 6.00pm and there will be a ‘meet and mingle’ session hosted by the Kendrick Parents’ Society (KPS) until 7pm. Please allow at least 20 minutes to register and to collect your Information Pack.
The evening will start promptly at 7pm with a talk in the Hall by the Headteacher, a School Governor and the Kendrick Parents’ Society (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. There will also be an opportunity for parents/carers to ask questions and to meet the Form Tutors.
During the evening your child will spend time in her new form group and her 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 are below.
Due to space and the format of the evening, we would be grateful if you could make arrangements for siblings wherever possible. Thank you.
Informal Meetings – Friday 10th July 2020
The 1½ hour session will be made up as follows:
15 minute informal meeting
You will have a 15 minute informal meeting with a Year 7 tutor, Head of Year or a senior member of staff. The appointment will be divided into two parts:
- Part One with Parents/Carers and your child. Please make sure your child has completed the ‘About Me’ sheet (which you can access via this link) beforehand and bring it to the meeting as it will form a good starting point to the conversation.
- Part Two for the Parents/Carers only. This is where you will have the opportunity to inform us of any information you feel we need to know to make sure that we are best able to support your child for the next 5 or 7 years of her education journey at Kendrick.
Student - Activities
For the rest of the session the students will partake in activities supervised by members of staff.
Parents/Carers – Meet KPS and other Parents/Carers
Parents/carers will have an opportunity to meet members of the KPS and other parents/carers over refreshments.
There are a few messages we want to pass onto you to make sure your child benefits fully from her time at Kendrick School. We believe that this interview is of utmost importance to start forging a strong relationship between school and home. Unfortunately we are not able to offer an alternative date so we hope that you will be able to make this time to come and see us.
Information and a booking form will be sent to parents in due course.
First Day of Term: Thursday 4th September 2020
The first day of term for all students is Thursday 4th September 2020
School Curriculum Pack
Information to follow
Uniform and PE List
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING
It will not be possible to bring vehicles onto the premises at any point during any of the above events unless you or your child has a disability. In this case please telephone Reception on 0118 9015859 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.
We look forward to meeting you at these events.