New Starter Information

Reception start dates are as follows:

Monday 11th September: Class RZ
Tuesday 12th September: Class RZ.
Wednesday 13th September: Class RB.
Thursday 14th September: Class RB.
As from Friday 15th September both classes will be in school every day.

Nursery start dates are as follows:

Sunshine group: Tuesday 12th September and Thursday 14th September
Rainbow group: Wednesday 13th September and Friday 15th September
As from Monday 18th September all children will attend their nursery sessions every day.


We are delighted that your child is joining us in September. Please read the following information in order to help you prepare:

Nursery and Reception children wear jade green uniform.


All items of clothing need to be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Uniform includes:
Plain white shirt or polo shirt (jade green or white.)
Navy/black/grey trousers or skirt.
Green sweatshirt, fleece or cardigan.
Sensible black flat school shoes.
Green and white checked summer dress.
Jewellery: Small stud earrings are acceptable. For safety reasons no other jewellery should be worn at any time.
Hair: Long hair should always be worn tied back for school.

Jade green cardigans and jumpers with the school logo can be purchased from local shops including Sallies, Manchester Road.

There are lots of ways in which you can help to prepare your children (and yourselves!) for starting school. Please take some time to look at these useful links:

Parents-Partners In Learning This document explains why we need to work together.

Foundation Years Click on the parents tab for lots of useful information.

NHS How to help prepare your child for starting school.

Family Lives Some top tips.

Dad info A dad’s guide to starting school

Netmums Preparing for the big day. have produced lots of materials to help parents prepare their children for starting school. You can watch a video by clicking here and you can download lots of fun activity ideas by clicking on the links below.


Happy Talk

Listen and Learn

Make a mark, make a start

The Numbers Game


The following leaflets have been produced by the National Association of Headteachers and are very helpful:

Getting the most out of school

Giving your child a helping hand

Speaking and Listening

Your child’s wellbeing

More information on the Early Years curriculum and how to support children throughout their time in nursery and reception can be found on our Parents’ Page

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