Starting Reception 2021

Dear parents and carers,

Hopefully you have received your ‘welcome pack’ including:

  • starting school book to read with your child. You may want to read this now, or keep it safe for a few weeks and share it with them later in the summer as it is still almost 3 months until they start school! – you will know what’s best for your child
  • our school brochure – this includes information about all aspects of our school including, term dates, uniform, school meals, start and finish times and medication
  • a leaflet about ordering uniform from Nationwide School Uniform, our school supplier of t-shirts, sweatshirts etc. with the school logo on. You do not have to buy these – plain uniform from local stores is also fine
  • a leaflet about the Cool Milk scheme if you would like your child to have milk every day in school (this is free until their 5th birthday)
  • a leaflet from our catering company ABM about school mealsall children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free school lunch (Universal Infant Free School Meals)
  • a Pupil Information Form that needs completing to share all the important information about your child with us
  • a Consent Form where you give permission for wider school activities
  • a Home-School Agreement, that you need to read and sign so that you understand how we will work together
  • a ‘Count Me In!’ application form for Benefits-Related Free School Meals, that you can complete and return to us, or quickly and easily complete online

 What you need to do now

  1. Read all the information in your welcome pack.
  2. Complete the Pupil Information form, the Consent form and Home-School Agreement (and Free School Meal form if you have not completed this online).
  3. Deliver them back to us at school by Wednesday 7th July – there is a letter box in the lobby if you are able to hand deliver, or you can bring it on 7th July when you visit. 

As written in your offer letter from Peterborough Local Authority, your child’s place is still conditional, based on you providing the documentation from the list supplied in that letter. We will need evidence of where you live (2 pieces), proof that your child lives with you and proof of your child’s date of birth. We will ask you to provide this in September, when you first visit.

In your welcome pack, you also have an information sheet with details of your child's settling in sessions at school in September.

Starting school is an important time for every child and their family and I am sure you have some worries and questions. Please get in touch with Mrs Reynolds in the school office by phone or email if there is anything that we can help with, that isn’t included in the welcome pack.  

I look forward to seeing both you and your child and welcoming you to our school.

Yours sincerely

Miss Becky Thompson



This video, which is available in English, Urdu, Sylheti, Somali and Polish, includes 10 things that you child should be able to do before they start school.