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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. 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 2022, we will be hosting hosting a Parent welcome evening on 9th June 2022. Here you will learn how things work in Reception, important information such as uniforms and procedures, and 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 should have received a letter inviting you to this evening. Here is a copy of the letter. 




Parents meeting Powerpoint 2022 - If you missed our welcome session the PowerPoint shared on the night is now attached below


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.




Here is a handbook which we hope will give you some useful information about Reception. If you still have questions that you would like to ask then please contact the school office and a member of the Reception Team will contact you.

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. 

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