PESE Information for Year 5 Parents
A meeting regarding the Procedure for Entry into Secondary Education (relevant for all current Year 5 Parents) takes place on Monday 13th June at 6pm here at the school
Year 5 PESE Information Evening Monday 13th June 6pm: Believe it or not, the time has now arrived for parents with children in year 5 to think about secondary school transition. PESE (Procedure for Entry to Secondary Education) information leaflets and a letter were sent home at the end of Term 5. If you haven’t received either, please contact the office as it is essential information. Parents will have until Friday 1st July to decide whether or not they want their child to take the Kent tests (11+ tests in ‘old money!’).
A reminder that in order to help with your decision we shall hold a PESE Information Evening on Monday 13th June at 6pm. The PESE process will be explained in detail and Year 5 & 6 Staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have. Mr Fowler, Headteacher from Dane Court will also be present to share information about Grammar Schools and answer questions. Please note Year 5 teachers will also hold a parents meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th June from 1:15pm - 3:30pm for 5B, 5G & 5R. Mrs Walton 5Y will see parents on Thursday 16th June after school. This time has been set aside for parents who are unable to attend the evening meeting or parents that did attend the meeting but had a specific question about their child regarding the PESE test. Parents will be able to sign up for an appointment time during the Parents Meeting on the Monday 13th June or telephone the school office in advance to make an appointment for this.
The Year 5 pupils have taken Cognitive Assessment Tests (CAT tests) this week. These tests are verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests as well as a maths test. The questions are similar to the Kent Tests the children may sit in September if you are thinking of a grammar school for your child. The results of the CAT tests are therefore a useful indicator to inform your decision making or conversations you may want to have with the class teacher. CAT Test results will be sent home with your child on Friday 10th June.