In the early years we recognise that starting school can be challenging for many children and therefore provide the children with phased induction period to ease them into school gently, allowing time for the children to meet staff, explore their new school environment and become familiar and comfortable with their new routines and settings. 

In July parents will be offered the opportunity to come into school for a tour of the department and attend a welcome meeting with staff. This will be followed by an induction period for the children.

In 2022 this is as follows:

  • Friday 2nd and Monday 5th September: children and parents are invited into school for “new parent meetings” with the class team
  • Tuesday 6th September: classes are shut for class preparation
  • Wednesday 7th September: children are in school 8:45am-11am
  • Thursday 8th September:  children are in school 8:45am-12:30pm.  The children will stay for lunch on this day
  • Friday 9th September:  children are in school 8:45am-3pm

From then onwards the children are full time