New Reception 21/22
We are really delighted that you have chosen Whitnash Primary School for your child this September.
We are immensely proud of our school, passionate about providing an ‘inclusive’ education for all children, and committed to the development of the whole-child. Since being appointed as Headteacher at Whitnash in January 2016, I have been tremendously excited and proud to lead a school which is absolutely committed to enriching the lives and education of all its pupils. You will find our school to be supportive, welcoming and nurturing.
As parents, you are the first educators of your child and so we will actively seek and value your contribution in working with us to give your child the best education that we can. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child.
You and your child are invited to come to the school before the summer. We realise some of you have not visited the setting and may have questions about your child starting school. Therefore, we want to provide a 'Questions and Answers/Meet and Greet' opportunity. Due to the COVID-19 situation, this gathering will be held outdoor in an appropriately socially distanced way for everyone's safety. This session has been planned for Tuesday 29th June 2021. There are two sessions planned and you will be allocated one of the following:
Friday 10th July 2021 ... 10.30am - 11.00am
Friday 10th July 2021 ... 11.30am - 12.00pm
On leaving the session, you will have the opportunity to walk through the Reception classrooms. Your Reception child is welcome to attend this session, but please be mindful that the classrooms are currently organised in a slightly different way due to COVID-19 and may not be reflective of what it will be like in September.
Below are all the documents and information that you need for your child to start Reception in September. This information has also been emailed to you. Any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the office 01926 426773.
Reception 21/22 Booklet
This explains practical information and some useful advice to help your child's transition into the Reception Class as smooth as possible.
List of our uniform.
School Uniform Suppliers
List of current uniform suppliers.
School Uniform Policy
For your information.
Letter and leaflet which explain when your child receives free milk and what to do if you wish to continue to pay for School milk.
School Calendar 2021/22
This calendar gives you the main school holidays and INSET days. This will also be available on our website or from the school office.
This is a sample of our weekly newsletters. This gives you information on a variety of things, such as events coming up, what the children have been doing and also community events. It also has a diary on the back page together with the following week’s dinner menu. These are sent via email through Parent Pay and are on the website, but you can pick up a hard copy from the school office.
Breakfast Club Information
Letter explaining the process of booking your child into our Breakfast Club.
Please read and complete both sides of this form and return to school at your earliest convenience. If you are the main point of contact please put your details first, followed by any other contacts. It is extremely important that every section of the form is completed. Please include any mobile numbers and email addresses as we send important information through texts and emails. If your details change at any time, please inform the office as soon as possible.
Free School Meals
All children up to year 2 receive Universal Free School meals. If, however, you qualify for Free School meals under the entitlement criteria i.e. if you receive certain benefits, the school receives additional funding called Pupil Premium. This is used to help raise achievement levels. Please see letter which gives you more information on how to apply.
Typical Lunch Menu
Sample of a typical school menus. However, due to COVID-19, the current menus are slightly different. The arrangement for your child’s meal will be confirmed in September when we are clearer on the situation.
Letter explaining how we use your child's information.
Data Sharing with Third Parties
Third Parties who we share information with.
Consent for the Recording and Use of Images
Please read, sign and return to school.
After School Club
Expression of Interest form.
Achievement Assembly – Every Friday we have an achievement assembly where one or two children from each class are chosen to share their achievements with the rest of the school and family and friends. Please note that currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, these assemblies are recorded and are uploaded onto our website each week.
Fruit – Your child will receive free fruit every morning.
Parent Pay – Once your child starts school, you will receive a letter which will contain unique log in and password information for you to activate your account. Please activate your account as soon as possible, as all payments/newsletters etc are sent through here.
If there are any questions you may have, doesn’t matter how big or how small, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are very happy to help you and your children in this very exciting start to their educational journey.