Starting School

What happens when my child is ready to start school?

First as a parent you need to apply for a school place through Telford and Wrekin school admissions Applying for a school place

Once we know that your child has been allocated a place in our school, which is usually at the beginning of the summer term around April time, we will contact you to support you and your child through the transition process. If your child has not attended our nursery we will make arrangements for a home visit from the class teacher.  Parents and children often feel more relaxed at home where they feel safe. A home visit helps parents to develop a positive relationship with our staff and build trust in a more relaxed environment. Parents also appreciate having time to talk on a one-to-one basis.

For more information please follow the link to read our Induction & Transition Policy

All Reception children and parents will be invited into school for an introductory visit to meet the Reception staff. If your child has Special Educational Needs we will also arrange meetings with the school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator to ensure that we put the correct provision in place for your child.

In September your child's first week will be an induction week to allow your child to settle. Children attend in small groups each day so they can get to know their new environment and the routines.

In Reception your child will be working towards the outcomes for the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. 

For more information on you child's Reception class please click on the link below. 

Chicks 1 Transition Book

Chicks 2 Transition Book

For more information on getting your child Reception ready please click on the links below.

Am I ready for school?  Tips for parents 

Road to School

NHS: Is your child ready to start school?

Moving into Key Stage 1

When your child has completed their Reception year they will then move to Year 1 and then the following year to Year 2. In this new Key Stage your child will be working towards the End of Key Stage 1 outcomes as part of the National Curriculum.

Moving to Key Stage 2

When your child transfers to Year 2 you must apply for a place in KS2 which may be at our feeder Junior school Wrockwardine Wood C of E Junior School or a local primary school. Please see our admissions page for more information about transferring to Year 3.