Getting a Flying Start
At The Kingsway School we are very lucky to serve a community where students have had an excellent primary education. We work very closely with our local primary schools to ensure that we build on not only the high academic standards achieved but also students’ attitudes to learning.
We have a strong transition team who coordinate events at our primary schools and here at Kingsway for students in years 4, 5 & 6 to become more familiar with what to expect at high school.
The transition team also fully understand the anxieties that some students and their parents may have with the move from a small primary school to a large secondary school, and so provide the pastoral support, care and guidance to families throughout the process.
And this continues in to year 7, with a programme of activities run across the school to help our new students find their feet before they undertake their new timetable. Upon entry, your child will join of one of our six Houses, where they will foster a healthy sense of competition, via inter-house challenges and themed days.
Throughout the year, your child will have daily contact with their form tutor and where required support from their Pastoral Head of Year. In addition, each year group has a Raising Standards Leader responsible for ensuring your child stays on track to achieve their academic potential. These key staff will be in contact with parents and carers throughout your child’s secondary school experience.
Our Transition Team
Senior Deputy Headteacher
Responsible for Transition
Mr R. Knott
Transition Lead Teacher
Mrs L. Dunn
Pastoral Head of Year 7
Mrs J. Hadfield
Pastoral Head of Year 7
Mrs K. Grundy
If you have any queries or would like to book a school tour please contact our transition team:
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I apply for a place at The Kingsway School?
Applications to Stockport secondary schools are all online.
2. When do I apply?
The forms will be sent to you, via your child’s Primary School, in September, just after your child has started in Year 6.
3. What happens after I’ve submitted my request?
The allocation process is a lengthy one. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your request initially and then nothing more until February, when you will receive a letter from Stockport Admissions, to your home address, advising you which school your child has been offered a place.
4. Will I be accepted at The Kingsway School?
If you live in the local area and/or attend one of its associated primary schools and choose The Kingsway School as your first preference, you are likely to be offered a place. If you live outside of the local area, it will be dependent on whether there are any places available after the initial allocation. It is possible to appeal for a place at Kingsway if you are not happy with the school allocated to your child.