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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 are likely to 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 learners. In September 2020, we started following our own personalised Strathmore Curriculum Framework, written specifically  for our cohort of learners. 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 learners 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 the techniques and strategies staff use or talk to other families who have children at the same campus. We look forward to seeing you!