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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Reception Entry 2023

Dear Parents and Children, Welcome to St Peter's.

I am delighted that you have chosen our school for your child.

St Peter’s is a great school. At St Peter’s the staff work hard to make our school a happy and exciting place. We strive to create an environment where all our children can know and love God. We believe that by developing a child’s skills and self-confidence, we create a culture that allows each child to develop to their full potential. Our constant focus on the progress of every child leads to excellent academic results.

We look forward to working with you to provide your child with the very best start in life.

With best wishes,







Richard McKenzie



Key dates in the transition process

The key dates for our induction program are below:


July (Various dates) - Storytime Session at school.

Come and join our EYFS teachers for an informal story time in small groups. Please bring a picnic blanket as we hope to be outside on our lovely field. Various dates are available, sign up online


 July (on request)Get to know you’ phone calls.

If you have any particular concerns about your child starting school, you can arrange for a ‘Get to know you’ phone call with either a member of the EYFS team or our SENCO. Please contact the school office at to arrange a time.


Tuesday 5th September -‘Stay and Play’ Small Group Sessions

In groups of 15, children and parents will be invited into school for an hour long stay and play session. During this session the children will have the opportunity to explore the EYFS environment and meet with their class teacher and teaching assistant while parents can get to know each other over a cup of tea in the school hall. The sessions will be 9:00 - 10:00, 10:15 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:30 or 2:00- 3:00. Sign up online


Parents will be able to complete some final paperwork, detailing information such as adults who will be able to pick your child up from school, etc. We also plan to sign you up to Tapestry during this session. A representative from the FOSP will be available to talk about their role in school, how you may wish to get involved and also run their second-hand uniform stall.



Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th, Friday 8th & Monday 11th September – Half – Day sessions.

Children will attend either a morning 9:00am – 11:30am or an afternoon 12:45pm – 3:15pm session. The sessions for each child will be confirmed at the end of June.


Tuesday 12th September All children to attend a morning session. Children will be in school from 9:00am – 11.30am


Wednesday 13th SeptemberAll children to attend a morning session and stay to eat lunch together. Children will be in school from 9:00am – 12:30pm


Thursday 14th September – All children will begin attending school every day.  They can either begin full time (8.55am-3.20pm) or may attend on a part time basis with lunch (8.55am- 12.30pm) if their parents wish.