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Starting School


We invite your child to attend a number of playdates in the lead up to September so that they may become familiar with the school environment, new peers that they will be spending their time with and the teachers in the Foundation Stage. 

To aid a smooth transition into school the following are completed: 

  • We ask for completion of the 'Journeying Together' document. Information provided by yourselves in the completed documents really help to provide an insight into your child so please don't feel that any information is 'irrelevant', it all goes towards helping us to understand your child. 
  • Phone calls made by the Foundation Stage teachers to the nurseries who have children attending our setting, liasing with staff and key workers who have prior knowledge of the children.
  • Nurseries are asked to complete a transition document, you can see details of this document here.  Assessments and notes made by these people are sent to the Foundation Stage class teachers.
  • Playdates offered in in July. 

Entry plans

Starting school dates - 2023

​​Previous years experience has shown us that by having staggered dates and times for each group of children; ensures that each child feels supported and secure to enter their new environment. By doing this it;

  • Helps to ensure smooth transition into a new environment, with new teachers and other pupils.
  • Does not overwhelm individuals.
  • Gives children the opportunity to support each other with every day routines etc.

Details of your child’s specific starting days will be provided once we have have finalised September plans. - These dates will be shared at the New Parents Meeting on 8th June 2023.


General Information

Our parents association 'The League of Friends' are amazing support to our school. They are always on the lookout for new members. Click on our school logo to be directed to their page on the website. 


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