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Getting Ready For School in September - New to Reception

If your child is starting Reception this September (2017), the starting dates are stated below:

The new reception children will start at school as follows:

  • Children born in the Summer Term (1 May - 31 August) will start school on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September 2017 full day

  • Children born in the Spring Term (1 January - 30 April) will start school on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th September 2017 full day

  • Children born in the Autumn Term (1 September - 31 December) will start school on Wednesday 13th September 2017 full day

    Children who would benefit from a staggered, part time start will have a transition plan established with their families 

Welcome to our Getting Ready For School in September 2017 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 2017? 

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

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.

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.  

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, dates will be sent once offer letters have been sent in March. 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. 

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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