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Starting arrangements for children in Early Years - September 2019 intake

Arrangements for Starting school in September 2019


We have a comprehensive transition programme for the children, which involves the teachers visiting your child’s nursery, a stay and play session, a class visit during the morning and the opportunity to stay for an early lunch, as a way of introducing them to our school.


Visit to School

Your child will be invited to come into school for the morning or afternoon of Thursday 27 June for a one hour ‘stay and play’ session.  We will be able to give you the exact times for your child to come to the 'stay and play' session once we have liaised with pre-schools and nurseries etc.  During this session, you and your child will be able to visit both Reception classrooms and the outside learning area to allow your child to explore and become familiar with their new surroundings. 

The children will also be invited to meet their teacher, teaching assistants and their classmates on Wednesday 3 July, 9:30-11am.  


Parent Meeting - Wednesday 3 July  9:30-11am

There will be a meeting for parents whilst the children are meeting their teacher on Wednesday 3 July.  The Head Teacher and EYFS teachers will talk to you about what you can do to prepare your child for school and the routines of the school day.  There will be an opportunity for you to look around the school, to meet various members of staff, the PTA and governors, and to have any queries answered.  There will be a display of the school uniform which will need to be ordered online ahead of your child starting school. 

After the meeting you will have the opportunity to stay and have lunch in our hall. This is a great way to show your child that the food is tasty and it has proven to alleviate any lunch worries in the past.


Starting School

Home visits will take place in September, during the first week of term.  Your child will start school the following week, on Wednesday 11 September, with a phased induction: 9:00am-11:45am on Wednesday and Thursday, and staying for lunch on Friday, 9:00am-1:20pm. The children will then be expected to stay full time from Monday 16 September.