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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 hosted a zoom presentation on the evening of Tuesday 29th June 2021.


Here is the powerpoint used during the meeting.



As you will see from the powerpoint presentation, we were unable to provide face to face transition during Summer term 2021. Our programme of transition can be found within the powerpoint; however for a quick reference, here are the details below:


•Thursday 2nd September & Friday 3rd September: Group 1 pupils (anyone with a surname A-J) to attend 9.30am – 11.30am.


•Thursday 2nd September & Friday 3rd September: Group 2 pupils (Anyone with a surname K-Z) to attend 12.30pm – 2.30pm.


•Monday 6th September: All children to attend 8.55am – 11.30am.
•Tuesday 7th September & Wednesday 8th September: All children to attend 8.55am – 1.00pm: this gives children the opportunity to experience the school lunch routines.
•Thursday 9th September onwards: All children to attend full time. Following the government announcement from 19th July, we will resume the usual starting and finishing times. This will mean that children will start at 8.50am and finish at 3.05pm. They will enter and exit through the Lower School Hall doors. See the Handbook for more information.




Here is the New Reception Parents' Handbook for 2021.

Gallery of Reception Areas

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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