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Kingshott School Years 7 and 8

We consider these to be two very special years at Kingshott. The children grow in confidence, are taught in smaller classes, given positions of responsibility and become increasingly independent. They take part in a range of trips and visits, are stretched academically, are given opportunities to explore wider issues and topics beyond the curriculum, perform in the school play and finish with a week's residential trip.

In our quest to make the transition from Year 6 into Year 7 as smooth and happy as possible, we begin the year with a day in Cambridge to enjoy some culture in the form of a historical treasure hunt around the city and punting on the river Cam, whilst forming new friendships.

We also take part in the Young Enterprise Scheme, teaching children about business and we have visiting speakers from our parent body who talk about their jobs and the qualifications, skills and qualities they need in order to do them effectively.

Parents are supported in the decisions regarding their child’s next school and we aim to ensure that the process is smooth and successful. We hold a bi-annual Senior Schools forum where representatives from a wide range of schools come on a particular evening and are available to discuss with parents and pupils what they offer. Parents are also welcome to make an appointment with the Assistant Head to discuss these matters.

As seniors in our school community there are opportunities to hold positions of responsibility in areas of sport, pastoral care and leadership. These positions play a vital role in building future leaders whilst serving the school community.

In our experience, the Year 8 children are ready to leave Kingshott sound in the knowledge that they have been well prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. This is confirmed time and time again when senior schools compliment Kingshott children on their fine work ethic, outstanding manners, desire to achieve their best, excellent academic foundations and broad base of experiences.