Year 8 into Year 9 Transition Information

Year 8 into Year 9 Transition information

At The King Edward VI School we pride ourselves on our relationships with parents/carers and students and based on their feedback we know that gaining as much information about our school and our ethos will enable a smooth transition.

We would therefore like to invite all parents/carers of our new Year 9 students for September 2019 to an Introductory Evening, to be held at The King Edward VI School on:

Monday 10 June 2019 – Newminster Middle School and our Out of Catchment Students.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 – Chantry & Dr Thomlinson Middle Schools.

Please arrive for 5.15pm (Uniform available to try on from 4.00pm.)

The purpose of the Introductory Evening is to give you:

  • a chance to meet some key members of staff from The King Edward VI School
  • an insight into aspects of our school e.g. curriculum, uniform and expectations
  • and students the opportunity to ask us any questions

We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition we will be running One to One Meetings

Thursday 20 June for current Chantry students at The King Edward VI School

Monday 24 June 2019 for current Newminster students and Out of Catchment students at The King Edward VI School

Thursday 27 June for current Dr Thomlinson students at Dr Thomlinson Middle School

We ask all parents/carers and their son/daughter to attend an individual meeting with a member of our pastoral team at The King Edward VI School. It is an opportunity to find out more about our school and have a discussion about your son/daughter’s future at The King Edward VI School. The meeting will last approximately 10 minutes and bookings for these appointments use the same system that you will be familiar with for parents evenings. Simply select your preferred time during either the morning, afternoon or evening; a member of staff will be allocated to you (this may not necessarily be the named person on the booking system). The booking system will open from Monday 3 June at 7.00pm and close on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

Induction Days will be held on:

2 and 3 July – Newminster and out of catchment students

4 and 5 July – Chantry and Dr Thomlinson’s students

The Induction Days for your son/daughter will be on the above dates from 9.00am until 3.00pm. Students should go to the Lower School Hall, where each day will start and end. All students must be dressed in their current middle school uniform, bring their PE kit and have £3 in coins each day for lunch (alternatively, students are welcome to bring a packed lunch). Throughout both days students will attend sample lessons and have a tour of the school.

School Uniform

Parents and carers will have the opportunity to purchase the new school uniform at school, on the evenings of Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Our uniform supplier, Emblematic, will set up a mobile shop in DS3 (adjacent to the Lower School Hall) from 4.00pm – 7.30pm to enable your son/daughter the option to try the uniform on before purchasing. You can also purchase uniform using the Emblematic website or by visiting their shop in Bedlington. (

Other Information

During the week commencing Monday 3 June, your son/daughter will receive a pack with three forms (one contact details, one medical and one GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which need to be completed and returned at your attendance to the 1:1 meeting. If you are unable to attend the 1:1 evening, please forward completed copies to Student Support at the school address as soon as possible.  

Should you have any queries, or require hard copies of any information, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Support Area on 01670 515415 option 2.