The term before your child starts school

Children who will join the Reception class (Owls) in September are invited to spend one morning at the school in July. During the morning, parents are invited to the stay and play session with their child, followed by a welcome meeting with the headteacher. Parents will be advised of the dates by letter once a place has been accepted.  In the event of the dates arranged proving inconvenient, it may be possible to re-schedule visits by contacting the office.


During the first three weeks, there is a staggered entry into school. Children usually have 4 morning visits in small groups, during the first two weeks. During the third week, they will come every morning and stay for lunch. Children begin school full time in the fourth week. This year it is from Monday 22nd September 2014.Each parent will be offered a 15 minute meeting with the class teacher before their child begins to attend school full time. This gives the teacher an opportunity to build a picture of your child and make accurate assessments on entry into school. In addition it provides time for parents to ask questions.


An informal evening parents' meeting will be arranged.

We welcome children who wish to join us throughout the year and will be happy to show you our school. Please call the office on 01235 833342 to arrange a visit.