King James' School

Transition Survey

Many thanks to all the Year 7 parents who responded to the survey about transition that we carried out in December 2013.

The aim of the survey was to find out parents´ views on their child´s transition from primary to secondary school. Over 60 surveys were completed and we are delighted to report that Year 7 parents are overwhelmingly happy with the transition process and feel their child has settled in well at King James´s (72% very satisfied; 28% satisfied). Comments highlighted increases in confidence, motivation, attitude, progress and overall happiness. ´Nothing but positives to say,´ said one parent. ´Smooth transition from a small primary school to a huge secondary school. School ethos rings true in all aspects of school life.´

Where parents did have suggestions for improvements they mainly centred on homework, arrangements for the intake day in July and the pastoral evening in October. The school spent time analysing all responses in detail and made changes as a result, including extending intake across two days and no longer running the Year 7 pastoral evening and the Open Evening on the same night.

Charts summarising the key findings of the survey can be viewed below.