Key Stage 3

We believe that a carefully prepared transition from primary school to Whickham School is  essential if pupils are to settle quickly and confidently into their new and exciting environment. We have developed a number of transition activities which help to ensure that pupils can hit the ground running in Year 7.

Each July we run an extensive induction programme supporting pupils to become more familiar with the site and how the school works as well as affording an opportunity to start making new friends.

On joining the school all Year 7 students are placed in a tutor group. As far as possible the tutor will remain with the same group of students for the first four years, as well as with their Pastoral Leader. This allows pastoral staff to get to know students and their families extremely well.

Additionally pupils are supported by a dedicated member of our Achievement Team who works with all pupils to help ensure they are making the progress they are capable of.

If you need to discuss any aspects of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum then please get in contact with Mr P Whealtey, Senior Deputy Headteacher. Particular issues to do with Year 7 or Transition are best addressed to Mr J McCaughey, Senior Pastoral Leader.

For more information about our curriculum in Years 7 to 9 click the link below:

KS3 Curriculum Statement 23-24


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