Virtual Year 6 Transition
I am delighted that so many Year 6 parents/students and students have chosen to come to King Charles in September 2021. This is our largest intake for a number of years. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school community.
We are still experiencing unprecedented times, and there is an expectation that infection rates will rise over the next few weeks, it is vital that we operate cautiously. Mr Wilkinson (Assistant headteacher) and the SEND team have been out to meet students in a number of schools and we have been able to provide visits for our most vulnerable learners, which we have been delighted with, to limit any apprehensions about starting secondary school.
It is with regret that we will not be able to conduct our ‘normal’ transition arrangements, which we had planned, due to the ‘extending’ of restrictions and the advice from Worcestershire County Council. A parent letter has been sent out to explain the changes that have been made. Controlled visits for vulnerable learners and some primary ‘bubble’ groups are possible following the guidance provided to schools. Our ‘new intake’ evening on Thursday 1st July has also had to be adapted to offer students and parents from our ‘non feeder’ schools and those who have not been able to visit our school previously, tours on site. These are limited and can be booked by calling the Borrington Site reception.
We have once again provided all the information virtually, which can be found by clicking on the links below.
I look forward to meeting all of our new Year 7 students soon.
Head Girl and Head Boy welcome
As the retiring Head Girl and Head Boy of the Borrington Road Site we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families who have joined our school. We understand our new Year 7 students will be nervous and excited about joining our wonderful community.
We remember being in the same position with lots of questions. One of our main questions was: how much homework will we have? We are set homework each day but it is very structured and we have a homework timetable to help keep us organised. There is also a homework club which many students use and find helpful. The schedule is also phased in so you will have 30 minutes of reading every day to complete, then you will have Hegarty maths and you will then be trained how to quiz, which will be added to the schedule. Keeping organised and completing the work on the day it is set is a top tip.
When we joined King Charles I School we were keen to find out what extra-curricular activities and trips were available. There are too many to list. They range from sporting activities to debating clubs, there is something for everyone. Although the trips have been interrupted over the last 18months, there will be several opportunities to expand horizons by going on a day trip or even a residential. For example Years 8 and 9 students are planning a visit Cologne; Year 10 students go to Berlin. There is a bi-annual ski trip and a New York trip for the sixth form. There are also plans to offer every Year 7 student to attend a residential trip during their first year at King Charles.
Community is a big part of being a King Charles I School student. Joining Year 7 is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends. We all support and encourage each other to do well. The school promotes excellent behaviour and manners and expect all students to be polite and respectful to each other. Our tutor and subject teachers are supportive and work extremely hard to help us achieve the best we can.
We have had a wonderful time in Years 7 and 8, even if the 2 years has not quite gone to plan.
Welcome and good luck.
Chloe Christopher and Thomas Wright
Moving to secondary school is both an exciting and anxious time for parents and their son’s/daughter’s. We offer excellent pastoral support to help all our students thrive. We model our expectations and students practise lots so they can make things permanent. We have a wide range of staff who will work with students to support them through the transition process including tutors and non-teaching staff. Here are just a few of the pastoral staff on the Borrington Road Site:
| Assistant Headteacher
| Current Head of Year 7
| Current Head of Year 8
| Achievement Leader
As a school we try to deal with issues as quickly as possible. We aim to respond to all queries, questions and concerns from parents/carers within 2 working days, which does not include weekends or between 6pm and 8am in the morning. Our aim is to resolve them within 5 working days. Full details can be found on the Contact page of the school website.
Please be aware that all our heads of year have teaching commitments and so they are unable to see you without an appointment. If you wish to speak to someone in person, an appointment will need to be made by getting in contact. The best way to do this to do this is by going to the contacts page of our website here. If you are unable to do this reception are happy to send a message to the appropriate person with an outline of the enquiry.