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Reception New Parents


Welcome to the area of our website dedicated to our new Reception parents. We hope you will find everything you need here, and will also keep adding to this page with useful information.

Best wishes from The Reception Team!

For children due to start our Reception in September 2021, we will be hosting a zoom presentation on the evening of Thursday 24th June 2021. Here you will learn about the transition into Reception, important information such as uniform and procedures, and a flavour of the curriculum and how your child will be learning. You will be given the opportunity to ask the teachers any questions you may have.


If you haven't already, you will soon receive a letter welcoming you to the school which will give you the zoom link for the meeting as well as dates for transition visits.


The powerpoint used during the meeting, including photographs of the indoor and outdoor areas your child will be able to access, will be available here on this page after the 24th June.


Here is the New Reception Parents' Handbook for 2021.

One of our most frequently asked questions is about uniform. You can find details of our uniform suppliers and policy on our Uniform page. See below for a quick link to this page.

Please note that Reception children wear a polo shirt. When the children start in Year 1, they will wear a shirt and tie. Remember also that they will need a pair of named wellington boots to be kept in school for outdoor activities when the grass is muddy.


Please note that some of the boys' toilets we use include urinals. If your child has not used one of these before, it may be worth introducing this before September.

This is a really useful checklist of activities your child should ideally be able to do before starting Reception.
Here is a booklet of activities you could download for you and your child to complete together. You could either draw or stick on pictures in the blank spaces. Bring it back to us when your child starts school - we would love to see it!
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