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New Reception Children September 2021

A very warm welcome to our new Reception children and their families. We look forward to meeting you!

We will be regularly updating this page of our school website with information regarding your child starting school.

On 15 April 2021 you will receive notification of the school place offered to your child. If your child has been offered a place at our school for September 2021, please ensure you accept the place by Friday 30 April 2021.

Each year we organise a number of activities to inform parents and carers about the starting school process and to support the children with their transition to our school. The plan for this year is outlined below.

Important dates 

A letter from Mr Smith will be sent out to all parents on 14 May, welcoming them to the school, along with an admission form. A version will also appear at the bottom of this page. Please do read it through and respond to the requests contained within it to either Mr Smith or Miss Wingett. 

New parents meeting on Tuesday 22 June 9.30 - 11.00am – to minimise contact we will split parents into two groups. One group will stay with Mr Smith in Hall to listen to information about the school. We will then split group two into two further groups to have a tour of the school and investigate Reception with Miss Wingett and Mrs North. We will then swap around after around 40 minutes. You will also have the opportunity to purchase school ties, PE kit bags and reading folders.

Week beginning 28 June – We will invite your child and one parent to come into school for lunch together - 12:00 - 12:45.

Week beginning 5 July – We will ask you to bring your child into school for a stay and play session. There will be an opportunity for parents to stay and meet each other and other current parents to have an outside coffee and a chat - 11:00 - 12:00.

Monday 6/Tuesday 7 September – The class teachers will conduct home visits for each child. 

Wednesday 8 September – We will invite your child into school for a Teddy Bear's Picnic and to meet their Year 6 buddy. This will be with half of the class at one time, morning or afternoon.

Thursday 9 September – Your child will start school either morning or afternoon sessions 9.00 - 11.30 and 12.45 - 3.15

Week beg 13 September – Your child will be in school either for the morning or afternoon session 

Week beg 20 September – All children will be in school each morning and stay for lunch 9.00 - 12.45

Week beg 27 September – All children will be in school full time

Please rest assured we will do everything we can to ensure that each child has the transition and support they need to begin their learning journey with us.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Mr Paul Smith - Headteacher -

Miss Rebecca Wingett - Early Years Leader & Reception Class Teacher - 


You can support your child with preparing for school by practising the things below:

Share the book below with your child to help to prepare them for starting school... 

There are also 2 photo books of the teachers and Reception classrooms below.