Welcome to St John's Catholic Primary School! We are very much looking forward to your child starting with us in September.
On this page we will provide you with information and resources to ensure your child has a successful transition into Reception.
Parent Information Presentation
Monday 27th June Welcome Talk for Parents 9.30am
Friday 1st July Stay and Play Session 1
R1 – 9.15am-10.15am
R2 – 10.30am – 11.30am
R3 – 12.45am – 1.45pm
R4 – 2pm – 3pm
Wednesday 6th July Stay and Play Session 2
R1 – 12.45pm – 1.45pm
R2 – 2pm – 3pm
R3 – 9.15am – 10.15am
R4 – 10.30am – 11.30am
Tuesday 19th July Stay and Play Session 3
R1 – 2pm – 3pm
R2 – 9.15am – 10.15am
R3 – 10.30am – 11.30am
R4 – 12.45pm – 1.45pm
Thurs 1st/Fri 2nd Sept
Children will NOT be in school. You to come with your child to meet the class teacher. During this meeting, you will be able to find out more about Reception and have the time to tell us more about your child. We will also be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Monday 5th September
On this date we expect the majority of Reception children to start full time hours – 8.45am -3.15pm. The wellbeing, happiness and safety of every child is of utmost importance to us and, therefore, there may be children who need a more gradual transition to enable them to adapt to their new learning environment and to settle effectively into school routines. These children are likely to have been identified during discussions with their nursery or pre-school settings and/or information provided by parents.
Each case is considered on an individual basis and adaptations to admissions procedures, such as a reduced or more flexible timetable, may be necessary due to special educational needs, anxiety, medical needs etc. If we feel that your child may benefit from a more gradual transition into school or will require adaptations to the core curriculum offer, we will invite you into a meeting with myself, your child’s teacher and our SENCo during the week commencing 18th July 2022.
Mrs Lambourne - Assistant Head teacher (EYFS Lead)
Mrs Lambourne - R1 Teacher
Mrs Springhall - R1 HLTA
Miss Howard - R2 Teacher
Miss Lawford - R3 Teacher
Mrs Brennan - R4 Teacher
Forms for parents to complete
Please ensure that you have completed the online forms on -
Your login in details will be emailed to you
Useful documents for parents
- Home School Agreement
- INFORMATION FOR PARENTS Welcome to St Johns
- Meet our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Paula Cooneyhan
- Meet our Family Liaison Officer FLO Mrs Jayne Seath
- MyClothing A4 Leaflet
- Registering for Free School Meals
- School Uniform Dress Code
Useful documents for children
Our Reception Environment
These are a series of videos that you can share with your child so they can become familiar with our environment.
Outside area -
More videos to come soon!
Please remember that the rooms may change a little bit when the children start in September - we like to refresh and change things around to suit the needs and interests of the new children!