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Key Stage 3

Hi all! Welcome to the Key Stage 3 page.

If your child is coming into Aquila (Grey Court Campus) or Vega Class (St Richard Reynolds Campus) then they must be between the ages of 11-14 and are either transferring from another placement or home. Firstly, it is normal to feel anxious or tentative and equally normal to feel excited for your child to be starting our school or moving up to ‘Secondary’ school! Whatever emotions you or your child are feeling; we will always be here to support you.

Our class groups rage in size, need and abilities. Just 5 years ago we only had one KS3 class and now we have two. This can vary year on year depending on our cohort and ages of pupils. In September (2020) we are following our own personalised Strathmore Framework that has been specifically written for our cohort of students. You will be able to see your child’s learning and progress on an app called ‘Earwig’ which you will have access to from home.

Once all of the children have settled into their classes, we welcome parents into school and class for a range of events, training and coffee mornings, which give opportunities for you to observe some of techniques and strategies or talk to other families who have children at the same campus. From all of the Key Stage 3 team, we look forward to seeing you!