Once our intake is confirmed in early May we will contact families to inform them of our welcome to school process. The pack, which is posted out, includes some important forms which will help us to learn more about the children.
During the Summer Term the Reception Team will arrange a visit to your child's nursery or setting. We will spend some time with your child and with their key worker. At this visit a letter from the teachers will be given to your child.
Learning Together Sessions
During the Summer Term before starting school we run sessions for parents/carers and children to play and have fun together in their new learning environment. The sessions are very informal and provide an opportunity for you all to familiarise yourselves with the indoor and outdoor provision.
The introduction to our school is really important and so we arrange for the children to have two visits before starting school. These visits will involve your child attending one morning session and one afternoon session. They will be within a small group of around 15 learners with both Reception teachers working alongside.
We hold an evening for parents/carers in July where you'll be able to meet our staff, find out more about the Early Years (Reception) Curriculum, visit the learning environment and learn more about the school.
At this evening parents/carers will be given a Welcome Pack with items to support and guide the children's learning over the summer.
Starting School in September
Although dates and times may vary, our principle for starting school is to phase children into the new environment. Therefore the children begin with half a day in school on the first day. This increases to staying for the whole day within the first week at school.
My child is still in nappies. Can they come to school?
We would like children to be toilet trained when they come to school although there are sometimes exceptional reasons why this doesn't happen (usually due to a special educational need). Here's some more information to help you.