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. We will continue adding to this page with useful information.
Best wishes from The Reception Team!
For children due to start our Reception in September 2023, we will be hosting a Parent welcome evening on Tuesday 27th June 2023. Here you will learn how things work in Reception, important information such as uniforms and procedures, and gain a flavour of the curriculum and how your child will be learning. You will be given the opportunity to meet your child's teacher and ask them any questions you may have. We cannot wait to meet you all and show you around our learning spaces. On this evening we will also share further details about your child's transition into school.
You will soon receive a letter inviting you to this evening.
Parents Welcome Information
Further details about your child's transition will be shared at our Parent welcome evening. Keep an eye on this page after the event as we hope to also upload them here too.
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. School shoes should be easy to put on and off as the children are required to do this independently (avoiding laces and tricky buckles). All of our children will need a pair of named wellington boots, waterproof trousers and a waterproof coat that are to be kept in school for daily outdoor activities.
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. Take a look and see what can your child already do and what you might need to work on in the coming months.