Dates for your diaries
Monday 15th January 2018 – Admissions deadline (You must have completed your application by this date)
Should your child successfully gain a place in one of our Reception classes (you will find out this information from the local authority in April) and you have accepted your offered place, we will be holding a number of exciting transition to school events in July. We will send written correspondence to all families with more information regarding the events detailed below once school places have been offered.
W/C 2nd July 2018 - Transition Week
Current Setting Visits – Monday 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July
Our friendly Reception staff will be visiting your children in their current nursery/pre-school/child-minder settings. This enables the team to meet your children for the very first time in a setting where they feel most comfortable, this also allows us to have important discussions with your child's current key worker.
Parent and Carers Information Meeting – Wednesday 4h July 2018 at 2pm and 6pm
This is the start to our Transition Programme. We strongly advise that you attend this meeting as this is where you will receive vital information about the curriculum, uniform, times of the school day and arrangements for September. We are running two sessions in order to accommodate working families so please feel very welcome to attend our afternoon or evening session and please expect the meeting to last for approximately one hour. We ask that, where possible, children do not attend this meeting so that we can concentrate on speaking with you and answering your questions. There will be a crèche available, run by our Family Support Team, for those families that are unable to make other arrangements. You will be able to indicate on the reply slips on the booking letter if you will require this service.
Stay & Play and Taster Lunch – Thursday 5th July 2018 at 10am
This is a fantastic opportunity for children to meet our friendly staff and their new friends in our wonderful Early Years setting. We ask that parents accompany children at all times during these sessions to help them feel secure and relaxed in their new environment. Following this play session, at 11.00am there will be the opportunity for families to meet our friendly catering staff and to sample our fantastic school menu during a taster lunch with your child. With the government’s offer of Free School Meals to all Reception children, this could be valuable in helping your child to feel excited about school lunches.
Coffee Morning – Saturday 14th July 2018 from 10am – 11.30am
Please join us for the last time in the Summer Term for a relaxed coffee morning and play session in the Early Years garden. Drop-in, meet other parents, have an informal chat with staff and ask us any final questions before your child begins with us in September. Find out which Reception class your child will be in and book yourself a home visit - an informal opportunity for the Teacher and Teaching Assistant to visit your child in their most familiar environment and to get to know them. It is also a great time for you to ask any questions or give us any information in confidential surroundings.
September term dates
Here are some dates for your diaries for when your child begins school in September 2018. We really do pride ourselves on our strong 'transition to school' process and have found that the dates and times below really do work very effectively. We complete home visits for all families and have found them to be extremely useful in developing those early relationships with our children and families.
Thursday 6th September – Morning home visit appointments
Friday 7th September – Morning home visit appointments
Monday 10th September – Afternoon and Evening home visit appointments
Tuesday 11th September – Afternoon and Evening home visit appointments
Wednesday 12th September – Day time home visits
Thursday 13th September –Part Time Provision – 9am – 11:30am or 12:45pm – 3:15pm.
Your child will either attend a morning or afternoon session, you will be given these details on Saturday 14th July in your child’s individual start time letter.
Friday 14th September – Part Time Provision – all children 9am – 1pm.
You will be given these details on Saturday 14th July in your child’s individual start time letter.
Monday 17th September onwards – children to be in school full time from 8:45am – 3:15pm.