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Watlington Community Primary School

Starting in Reception

If you have a child due to start school in September please contact us to book a tour of the school.  

We will contact parents of new starters in the Summer Term, you will be invited to new intake evening and have a chance to meet the teacher, see the Early Years Environment, tour the school and complete any important paperwork. 

Our Reception teacher will visit the pre-school setting your child in currently attending to help with their transition. 

Children are invited in for some taster sessions in July to support their move into full time education. Pupils start school with a staggered start. Research and experience has shown this is the best way for children to settle in and get used to all the new experiences, rules and routines.  We appreciate this can be difficult for working parents and many children already have experience of nursery or pre-school, and so we keep the staggered start short, with an optional earlier finish in the second week of school. 

All children in reception are entitled to a FREE hot meal when they are in school, we encourage all children to partake in this.  Please see the following for more information from our suppliers Norse: