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Starting School - SEPTEMBER 2020 Information for Our New Reception Cohort

Welcome to St. Edward's 

Thank you for choosing St. Edward's for your child's primary school education.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our wonderful school.

Below you will find the letter sent to all families earlier this week.  We will be in touch in the coming weeks to confirm ways in which, during this unusual time, we will manage the process of induction for Reception. 

Parents should email with details of their child's current nursery setting to allow us to make contact with them regarding transition. 

Below there are some of the forms you are asked to complete and return to the school. Please familiarise yourself with these documents.

In the meantime, please watch this space, keep checking your emails and we will be in touch with updated plans.

Stay Safe, 

Thank you !


Welcome to St. Edward's letter - sent to parents via email

Early Closure Friday letter to parents May 2020

Our Teaching and Learning Philosophy

Our Environment


Welcome to St. Edward's Catholic School. We are so excited to see you in September.


Use the following links to get to know the Reception environment. Please be aware some areas may change when we get to know your children and their interests.


Please share this video with your child often and enjoy some exciting stories about when you began school, the friends you made and funny stories about your teachers.


This is the creative room. Here the children can express themselves through various different media such as paint, model making and small construction. Once again, we will add some more areas when we get to know your children better.



The children can dive into the sand and water trays to develop skills such as digging, pouring and squeezing. Or you may prefer to move into the small world area to play in a castle, farm or play house; the opportunities are endless.


The library is a quiet and calm space where the children can share a book with friends or become lost in their own imaginations whilst looking at a book.


The patio holds a larger sandpit, large construction area, stage to dance/make music or dress up. Here you will also find another role play.

Outdoor Area

There is a reading den and small world area under the trees. The children are free to add natural enhancements to the area to add engagement to their play. Also in the area you will find our 'mud kitchen' where the children will develop friendships and vocabulary by talking to each other, develop fine and gross motor skills and connect with nature. Or your interest may lie in the climbing frame where all your muscles will be at work.

We look forward to seeing you soon! As a parent you can relax knowing that your child will be safe, happy and secure in their surroundings.