Things to keep in mindThings to keep in mind
How far from home is the school?
◦ Travelling time impact on learning/family
◦ What if there is a problem?
Can the school meet my child’s needs?
◦ Curriculum on offer
Can I see my child at the school?
◦ Visits – open days
Google – ‘Greenwich secondaryGoogle – ‘Greenwich secondary
Most of the information for
this presentation has come
from the Royal Greenwich
Secondary Admissions web
Key dates for Y6 transitionKey dates for Y6 transition
These are the dates from last year butThese are the dates from last year but
we expect there to be little change.we expect there to be little change.
Google “Royal GreenwichGoogle “Royal Greenwich
Secondary Admissions”Secondary Admissions”
St Paul’s Academy
St Mary Magdelene
The John Roan
Admissions to Faith SchoolsAdmissions to Faith Schools
Faith Schools have slightly
different selection criteria
and require a
Admissions to FaithAdmissions to Faith
BJR is named on the St
Mary Magdalene admissions
Selective schoolsSelective schools
There are 353 councils in England
All of these are comprehensive
Grammar schools are
currently uncommon in the
Bexley tests In 2016Bexley tests In 2016
5685 children sat the test
1753 achieved the selective standard
800 grammar school places available
180 children with the highest total age-
standardised scores are placed in one of
the highest priority groups for their
preferred grammar school
For other pupils who are deemed
selective, there is no guarantee of an
offer of a place.
Just missing the pass
alone is not deemed
a reason for appeal
Bexley TestBexley Test
Google Bexley Test
Children must be registered online between 7 May
and 7 July 2019,
Kent TestKent Test
Registrations for the Kent Test opened on 3 June 2019
and closes 3 July 2019 for children due to start secondary
school in September 2020. Google Kent 11+ and you will
find the website:
Before you apply
Visit as many of the schools you are interested in as
you can. Open Evenings/Days start at the beginning of
September and some schools only offer 1 chance to
You can apply for up to six secondary schools, listing
them in order of preference.
Consider each school's admissions policies and
previous years' application rates to see whether
your child is likely to be offered a place.
Your preference schools can be in Royal Greenwich
or in other areas, but they can't be independent (fee
You don't have to list six schools, but the more schools
you list, the better your chances of being offered a
place at one of them.
Consider each school's admissions
policies and previous years' application
rates to see whether your child is likely
to be offered a place.
Open events start
Open mornings and
Visit as many schools as you can BOTH
during the day and after school
Ask LOTS of questions – which would BEST
suit your child?
Use all 6 choices
Check the admission criteria BEFORE
applying to ANY school especially
Let us know when you are visiting schools
Make sure you apply BEFORE the deadline
Behaviour in the class CAN be:Behaviour in the class CAN be:
Intolerant (of each
Spiteful (toward each
◦ Misuse of power
What have we tried?What have we tried?
Working with families
Working with individuals/groups
(rewards and sanctions)
Whole class targets and rewards
PSHE lessons with a focus on conflict
Waterside outreach – class referral
What nextWhat next
The Boxall Profile is a simple online tool used by man schools
across the UK to track pupils SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental
Health) and well-being within the school setting.
We are doing this to support the class. We are looking for gaps in
their interactions, identifying and targeting the specific area for
development and then planning to meet this need.
It is a resource that we currently use in another class within the
It is completed online by a teacher who knows the class well.
Data online is anonymised.
We would use the data to get a whole class overview. This would
enable school to:
◦ Identify if there are any specific needs.
◦ Set targets for cohorts of pupils.
◦ Have a targeted approach to support the pupils as a whole
What can you do?What can you do?
PLEASE continue to encourage your
children to follow the golden rule:
Try to get a
Let school staff
deal with school
Y6 SATs: 11th
½ Term Holiday: 25th
Residential School Journey:
June 2020 – Friday 5th
Deposit £57.43 by Friday 12th
6 monthly installments of £33.68 paid on
of each month starting on 1st
Full balanced paid by 01/03/2020
Can I afford it?
Will my child be able to manage it?
◦ Behaviour on previous residential
Do I want my child to go?
If fewer than 20 parents register their
interest and pay the deposit by 12th
will not be able to make the booking
meaning no Year 6 residential in 2020.