New Intake Information

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Welcome 

Due to the unfortunate and unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, our school transition programme will be different this year. We recognise each year brings a new cohort of Year 7s with their families who share a range of emotions of both excitement and apprehensions, therefore we have added this year’s Transition Guide to help alleviate any concerns and to communicate what we at Southborough, are preparing for you. 

This Transition Guide seeks to assist the smooth transition of our new Year 7 students and lessen any concerns you may have. You can get a downloadable version here.

If you have any questions please contact us: office@southborough.kingston.sch.uk

 

Transition Guide

 

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rounded rectangle icon 17 512   Welcome from your Head of Year 7
 

Hello Year 6!
I am thrilled to know that you have chosen Southborough High School for the next chapter in your lives and I am looking forward to starting this journey with you. I will be your Head of Year next year and together, with staff of SHS, we will make it the best yet! The transition process that we are using this year is different than it would normally be but rest assured that we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure your transition from primary to secondary will be a smooth one.

Take a look at a virtual tour of Southborough High School

Preparing for SHS: Curriculum - What will you be learning? Watch the video. What extra things can I choose? See the extra-curricular timetable here

Preparing for SHS: click here to find out about Pastoral Support

Welcome from your SENco: Watch a welcome video 

Welcome from the Sixth Form leadership team - 'Don't be afraid to ask questions' - watch the video 

Current Year 7 students have been writing letters to you - see some of them here 

 

Introduction to ClassCharts

At Southborough we know communication is vital to ensure a smooth transition into Year 7. Parents can be concerned about who to talk to if they have any worries when their child moves to secondary school. As far as possible, we aim to duplicate the quality of communication that you are used to receiving from your son’s primary school. It is important to uphold connections between school and home: it allows us to fully support your son; clear home/school relationships enhance the experience of all students and therefore at Southborough, we use Class Charts to communicate with students and parents/carers daily.
It is through this platform, which can be accessed via our website or downloaded as a free app that you will be able to track homework, timetables, behaviour points, student rewards store, daily announcements and connect directly with staff via the messaging service. This would also be a most efficient way for your son’s tutor and class teachers to communicate important information directly to you. Please familiarise yourselves with this fantastic communication platform via: Class Charts guide for parents and Class Charts guide for students. Your login details will be communicated with you in the new academic year.

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See the latest Parent Handbook here

rounded rectangle icon 17 512  Introduction to ParentPay 
 

Southborough High School has a cashless system to enable parents and carers to authorise payments for things like dining hall meals and school trips called ParentPay. Details about setting up an account will be communicated with you in the new academic year. In the meantime you can find more information here.

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 School Uniform Information

 

Please visit the Uniform Shop

 

Fill in your son's admission form here

Book your place at Summer School and other Year 7 Welcome Events here

 

Supporting Transition workshop

 

School Calendar

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