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CofE Infant School

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New Reception Starters Information September 2023

Our Journey to School

School Start Days and Times


We hope you and your family are well and excited about your child starting school in September. It was great to see so many of you at our Welcome Meeting. We hope it was informative and answered any questions you had. A copy of the presentation is at the bottom of this page.


Stay and Play sessions


Friday 30th June       

Friday 7th July         

Friday 14th July (in classes)


Times for these sessions are: 9:30am, 10:30 am or 2:00pm. You must book your session in advance via the emailed link.

Please bring your child to the main office on these days.  Parents and carers are required to stay. 


Settling in session


Tuesday 5th September     9:30am, 10:30 am or 2:00pm 

You must book your session in advance via the emailed link.


Please bring your child to the main office on this day. They will have a further opportunity to see their classroom and meet their classmates. There will be a maximum of 10 children per class session on this day. Parents and carers are invited to stay a coffee morning in the hall. During this time we will share further important information about starting school. 


Starting School


From Wednesday 6th September, your child starts attending school from 8:40am – 11:45am. Please send your child in school uniform. Details about the new uniform for Reception are below.   


Staying for lunch


From Monday 11th September, all Reception children will stay for lunch. The gates open at the beginning of the day 8:40am and the collection is 1:00pm. Staying for lunch is a big milestone for children when starting school and this next step will allow them to become familiar with our lunchtime routines.


Staying all day!


From Friday 15th September, all children will attend school full time. The school day is from 8:40am until 3:10pm.


If you would like your child to attend our breakfast or after school club, please refer to the information on our website: .