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Getting Ready For School in September 2016

Welcome to our Getting Ready For School in September 2016 page. We trust the following guidance answers many of the Frequently Asked Questions about starting school.

How can we help prepare our children for starting school in September 2016? 

Read our 'Getting Ready For School' guidance can be found at the bottom of this page.

Where will Chestnut Park Primary School be located in September 2016?

We will be moving to our new site in August 2016  ready to welcome your little ones in September!

What are the school times?

The school day begins at 8.50am and finishes at 3.05pm

Are hot meals provided?

Yes, all reception children are eligible for a free Universal Free School Meal.

When will my child start school?

Wednesday 7th September 1.30pm-3.30pm Parents are welcome to come and tour the reception classes with their children.

Reception start dates:

Children born in the Summer Term (1st May- 31st August) will start school on Thursday 8th September 2016

Children born in the Spring Term (1st January -3oth April) will start school on Thursday 8th September 2016

Children born in the Autumn Term (1st September – 31st December) will start school on Friday 9th September 2016.

Will Before and After School Care be provided?

Children can attend Chestnut Park's Before and After School Care, if a registration form is completed and a place has been allocated.  Please note, the club can cater for up to 30 children at the moment, therefore, in order to secure a space, parents need make a firm commitment. Miss Rainford-Hay will let parents know if their child is on the waiting list.

Will my child visit the class before they start in September?

We would also like to invite you and your child to a story session at the school on Friday 8th July at 9.30am. This will be a “drop in” session that you can attend if you are able to and will last approximately one hour. It is a good way to acclimatize your child to their new school environment and will help them to settle in when they start in September. The story time session and induction meeting take place at our temporary site on Brigstock Road.

How can we find out more about Chestnut Park and what to expect in September?

A Parent / Carer guide to Chestnut Park Primary School can be obtained below


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