Transition

Welcome to The Malling School

At The Malling School we are committed to ensuring the transition from primary to secondary school is a happy, exciting and smooth one. We want your child to feel they know the school, teachers and students before September and have an established packed transition programme in place to ensure they feel part of The Malling School from the moment they hear their application has been successful.

Normal timeline for pupil transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3, the school’s procedure is as follows:

*Pease be advised that due to the current COVID-19 situation this year’s transition will be altered slightly. Each change will be communicated via email to parents as soon as decisions are made.

  • From April we will be sending out our parent handbook and details of our admissions plus platform to enable all parents to fill in their forms online.
  • *Please note that this event is being replaced with a Welcome assembly which will be uploaded on this date. Thursday May 21st 2020- Our first transition evening. Pupils will be invited take part in a taster lesson while parents attend a talk from our Head teacher in the school hall. The evening will conclude with parents offered the opportunity to meet key staff involved with the transition process.
  • From May onwards we will visit all our feeder primary schools to meet teachers and pupils and discuss their needs.

*Please note that this event is being replaced with a virtual alternative.

We will continue to keep you updated on this via email.

  • Thursday July 9th 2020- Daytime, we will hold an induction day at The Malling School. This will be a day full of activities and taster lessons.
  • Thursday July 9th 2020- Evening, we will hold a parent meeting at The Malling School. This will be an opportunity to hear from your son/ daughters Head of House and listen to current year 7’s experiences.
  • Monday 10th August until Friday 14th August 2020- Every year we hold a summer school for our new students. We provide many activities to boost confidence, increase social skills and provide a fun learning experience. It is designed the help with transition and allow pupils to get used to the school and prepare them for September.

We are very happy that you have chosen The Malling School and look forward to meeting you soon.

Platt Cook
Email - Mrs L. Platt
Mrs Lucy Platt- Transition Co-ordinator
Email - Mrs S. Cook
Mrs Susan Cook- Deputy Head of
Specialist Resource Provision