Starting in Foundation Stage

Due to the current COVID19 situation our usual induction programme has unfortunately had to be amended.

We would however like to offer parents the opportunity to bring your child into school for a ‘meet and greet’ session with one of our EYFS staff, so our new children can see the classroom environment and we can discuss your child’s needs, address any concerns you may have and share with you how a typical day runs in EYFS.

Please click here for the letter explaining about our induction for September 2020 and how the Meet and Greet sessions will work.

Here is a welcome pack too and also a leaflet on  preparing your child for school.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help, especially at this difficult time.

 

For children starting in September 2021

You are more than welcome to contact us to book on to one of our school tours if your child is due to start in Foundation Stage in September 2021. The headteacher likes to meet all new pupils and parents and these tours are a good way for you not only to see the school but meet our friendly dedicated staff too.

The dates will be set as soon as possible following government guidance so please keep an eye on this page  as we will update it as soon as we can.

The applications for a place for September 2021 need to be completed by the middle of January  and all offers will be posted out by the Local Authority during April – dates all still to be confirmed.

If you are unable to make any of the dates, once they have been confirmed, please don’t worry, you and your child are important to us and Mrs Haslam-Davis will be happy to sort out a date/time to see you that is convenient to you.

Please see below for some information you may find useful.

All children will be admitted full time from the Autumn term.

Initially they stay until 12 noon, then until 1.00pm and then full time until 3.00pm. This ensures a smooth start to their schooling life. If at any point during the initial transition period either your child’s teacher or yourself do not think your child is settling well we can arrange for them to reduce their hours slightly. This does not often happen but if you feel this is the case with your child then please see your child’s teacher.

Induction/Pre-School Visits – due to COVID 19 the below is not possible for Summer 2020 however we dearly hope to resume from 2021.

There is a comprehensive induction programme for new entrants during the summer term before they are due to start school, which helps the children to feel confident about starting. During this time the children have an opportunity to come to our book and toy library. This is held in the KS1 dining hall between 2.00pm-2.45pm and are generally run on a Monday and a Wednesday.

Children also have the opportunity to spend time in the classroom with their parents experiencing some of the exciting activities which are in store for them as well as joining their new class teacher in the classroom for a story. During this time there are also meetings for parents to explain the process in more detail.

 

Please click here for details of our EYFS policy.