New Intake Processes and Information

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.

  • Secondary school applications opened on 1 September 2020 and close at midnight on the evening of 2 November 2020
  • Allocations will be emailed/ posted to parents by the local authority on 1st March 2021, the offer slip must be returned to us.
  • From the end of March, we will be sending out our parent handbook and admissions paperwork.
  • May 2021 date TBC- We will be holding our first official transition evening. students 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.
  • July 2021 date TBC- Daytime, we will hold an induction day at The Malling School. This will be a day full of activities and taster lessons.
  • July 2021 date TBC - 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.
  • August 20201 dates to be confirmed- 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.