At King Edward’s we pride ourselves on our relationships with parents/carers and students. We know that gaining as much information about our school and our ethos will enable a smooth transition for your child. We very much look forward to welcoming our new cohort to our school.

Information Transfer

Please be assured that we have been working closely with our middle schools on the transfer of transition information. All SENDCo’s have now met and our pastoral teams will be meeting after half term. A plan is in place to support those students requiring additional transition support.

During the week commencing Monday 5 June, parents and carers will receive two forms to complete and return, one personal data and one GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) form. If the medical need requires us to store or administer medication, or requires us to have further information we will send an online Health Care Plan to complete. 

Summary of Transition Events 

During the week beginning Monday 5 June students will be bringing home a Parent / Carer handbook. This should provide you with all the information you need to prepare for the move to King Edward’s. 

In addition students identified as more vulnerable by their middle schools will have the opportunity to have an initial visit to the school and meet support staff. During this week our pastoral teams will meet with middle schools staff and discuss every student to share any key information.  

Middle School Assemblies

In the week beginning Monday 12 June Mrs Coffey, who will be Year 9 Leader and Mr Read who will be Year 9 Pastoral Coordinator from September 2023, Mrs Davies, our Assistant Headteacher (SENDCO) and Mr Clark, Deputy Head will be visiting all three Middle Schools to deliver assemblies and introduce themselves to Year 8 students and give them the opportunity to ask any questions.

Year 8 Open Evening

This will be held on Thursday 22 June from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. All parents/carers and Year 8 students are welcome to come and take a look around our school and meet with staff and current students.

One to One Meetings

  • Monday 26 June 9.00am- 6.30pm –  Newminster and out of catchment 
  • Thursday 29 June 9.00am- 6.30pm – Chantry 
  • Tuesday 4 July 4.00pm-6.30pm – Dr Thomlinson

These meetings provide parents/carers and students the opportunity to meet one to one with senior and pastoral staff to ask any questions and share any further information. The meeting will last approximately 10 minutes and details of how to book an appointment, including login details, will be shared the week commencing 5 June.

Year 8 Transition Days

  • Newminster and out of catchment  – Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 July
  • Chantry and Dr Thomlinson – Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July

On these days students will have the opportunity to take a tour of the school, sample lessons, and try a school lunch in order to further familiarise themselves with our school. 

School Uniform

Details of our school uniform is available on our website under the “Parent” heading. Parents and carers can purchase the new school uniform in store at the Emblematic shop 59a Bridge Street, Morpeth. Alternatively, parents/carers can order online at Emblematic ask that all online orders are made before 1 August to ensure that all orders are received before school recommences in September.