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Information for New Children in September 2024

A very warm welcome to our new Reception children and their families.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our St Edward's family!

 

We will be regularly updating this page of our school website with information regarding your child starting school.

 

Each year we organise a number of activities to inform parents and carers about the starting school process and to support the children with their transition to our school. The plan for this year is outlined below.

 

Important dates 

 

Wednesday 3rd of July (9:30-10:30am or 13:30 - 14:30pm)

You and your child are invited into school for a 'Stay and Play' session. Please note you have been allocated 1 of these times and it is outline on the letter/email that you should have received from the school office. 

 

Monday 8th of July (9:30-10:30am or 13:30 - 14:30pm)

 'New Parents Meeting' – this will involve a presentation from Mrs Kennett with information about the school and phased intake process. 'Stay and play' session - whilst you are in the hall with Mrs Kennett your child will take part in a play session in the Reception unit. You can stay with your child until 9:45am or 13:45pm to settle them into their play and then leave the classroom to attend the meeting in the hall.  

 

Please note you have been allocated 1 of these times and it is outline on the letter/email that you should have received from the school office. 

 

Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th September 

You will be invited into school for a 15 minute meeting with your child's teacher. These meetings will take place on one of these days and you will receive confirmation of your time and date via email. You are welcome to bring your child to the meeting but do not have to. 

 

Friday 6th September 

You and your child are invited to attend a 'Stay and Play' and 'teddy bears' picnic session in school on the morning of Friday the 6th. This will be a lovely opportunity for all of the children to come together collectively for the first time. 

 

Week Beginning Monday 9th September 

Children will begin school on this week. The timings are as follows: 

- Monday 9th September 2024 - 9:00am to 11:30am 

- Tuesday 10th September 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm (children will eat lunch at school)

- Wednesday 11th September - onwards. Children begin school full time. 

 

School Day Timings - 

School gates open at 8:30am and close at 8:45am (children must arrive by 8:45am at the latest). 

 

At the end of the school day, gates will open at 3:30pm for children to be collected by 3:40pm (at the latest). 

 

On Friday afternoon school closes early at 1:30pm. There is a Friday Club provision for parents who work full time, and this is available until 3:30pm. In order to register your child for Friday Club, please email the school office together with proof of your working hours/contract. 

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