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Information for children starting Reception in September 2021 


Tuesday 7th September - New Parents Meeting at 3:30pm or 6:00pm - please come to which ever time is best for you and please use the main school entrance. This is an information meeting for Parents / Carers and children do not need to come along. Children will have Stay and Play sessions to get to know their classroom and teachers. 

Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Monday 13th September - Children attend school for 2 Stay and Play sessions during these days. Information has been sent to Parents / Carers about which sessions their child should attend. We have arranged the children in small groups to allow them time to get to know their classroom and teachers. An adult MUST stay with each child for these sessions. Please use the gate on Lupton Street to access school for these sessions. Children should wear their uniform for these sessions. 

Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th September - Teachers will be making Home Visits - these will be booked during the New Parents Meeting.

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Monday 20th, Monday 21st - all children come for either a morning (9am - 11:30am) or an afternoon (12:30pm - 3:00pm) session. The children come for these session for all 4 days and they come on their own without an adult. Children should wear their school uniform. 

Wedneday 22nd September - Children start full days (8:55am to 3:15pm). There are 4 gates which families can use to access school. Parents / Carers and children should wait by the green gate which leads onto the main playground. You will be shown this gate during your Stay and Play sessions. 

If you have any questions about starting school please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff

Ms Jessica Crisp - Early Years Leader -
Miss Eleanor Chin - Reception Teacher -
Miss Melissa Berry - Reception Teacher -
Welcome to St Mary's - July 2021

We want to wish you all a very warm welcome to St. Mary's C of E Primary Academy. As we look forward to getting to know our new families joining our school community, and as we begin our transition activities for this year, we are going to use this page as a way to share new information with you about you need as you prepare for September and your children starting school. 

Our transition to school may look slightly different this year, as it did last year, as we adhere to the Government guidelines during the Covid-10 pandemic. We are hoping that we will be able to invite our new children and their family in to school for a vsiit before school starts in September. 

On our school wesbite homepage you can see our transition video which gives you an insight into what life is like at St Mary's. 
If you have any questions or concerns then please contact our Early Years Leader Ms Jessica Crisp.
e mail:
school office: 0113 2717204
Letter sent to new parents June 2021
Letter sent to new parents May 2021

This letter was sent home in May to all of the children who will start school in September 2021.