New EYFS Starter Information - Sept 2022
We look forward to welcoming our new pupils to St Nicholas CE Primary School.
For those starting in Foundation Stage class in September 2022, we will use this page to share lots of useful information and keep you updated with the schedule of transition events throughout the summer term.
Although parents are informed of their child's allocated school by Wokingham Borough Council on 'National Offer Day' on Tuesday 19th April 2022, please remember that our school will not receive the final admission list until mid-late May 2022. This is to allow time for parents to accept school places and for appeals to be heard.
Therefore, please do not worry if you do not hear from us until mid-late May. We are unable to contact parents until we receive the official admission list.
For a virtual tour of the Foundation Stage classroom, please visit the Milne Class page
Dates for your Diary - Summer/Autumn 2022
|Parent Information Meeting||Wednesday 8th June, 5:30pm
(a selection of pre-loved uniform will be on sale)
|Pupil Taster Morning||Friday 24th June, 9:30am-11.45am|
|Early Years Setting Visits||Throughout June/July (if required)|
|INSET DAYS - School Closed||Friday 2nd and Monday 5th September|
|Part-Time Transition Days||Tuesday 6th Sept 8:35am*-12:00noon
Wednesday 7th Sept 8:35am*-1:00pm (with lunch)
|All pupils start Full-Time||Thursday 8th September 8:35am*-3:15pm|
|New Parent Coffee Morning||Friday 9th September, 9:00am|
|Parent Information Meeting - Introduction to 'Little Wandle Phonics'||Thursday 15th September, 5:30pm|
|Parent Consultations||October 2022 (dates to be confirmed)|
* The school gates open from 8:35am and children are expected to be in school by 8:45am.
Please see the Transition Schedule document below for further information.
Throughout the Summer term 2022, The Keys Academy Trust is in the process of tendering a new contract for a catering supplier across all schools within the Academy, with the aim that this will be implemented from the beginning of the Autumn term 2022. When the school catering contract is awarded, parents will be informed of the supplier and provided instructions on ordering a school lunch for their child/ren.
Lunches are taken in the school hall between 12:00 and 1:00pm. Children may bring in a packed lunch from home or order a healthy school lunch with a choice of a meat-based option, vegetarian meal or a jacket potato. Menus are issued to parents termly and published on the school website. Special diets and allergies/intolerances are catered for.
All children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered a school meal free of charge as part of the Government's 'Universal Infant Free School Meal' scheme.
To protect our pupils with serious allergic reactions, we would like to remind parents and carers to observe the nut-free policy and therefore do not include nuts, or any traces of nuts, in packed lunches. This includes packets of nuts, cakes or fruit and cereal bars which contain nuts or sesame seeds, and sandwiches containing nut-based spreads. For more information please visit our School Meals page.
We do not feel it is appropriate to distribute sweets or chocolate brought in from home to the whole class to mark a child's birthday for several reasons as set out in our 'Food (Whole School) Policy'.
Our school uniform supplier is School Days Direct. Please visit the School Uniform page for more information. PLEASE NOTE: We are phasing out white collared shirts for all pupils in favour of white polo shirts. The uniform list has been revised.
BA Sports will no longer be providing wraparound care at St Nicholas CE Primary School in the new academic year. The school is in the process of implementing a new provider of wraparound care and clubs from September 2022, and we will communicate information to parents in due course.
The School Day
The school gates open at 8:35am with pupils expected to be in their classrooms by 8:45am. Parents are expected to help their child to be punctual and to ensure that they bring any equipment needed for the day. Children who arrive after 8:45am must report to the office to sign in, and will be marked as 'late'. School ends at 3:15pm and the gates are opened in time for parents to come on to the school site before the end of the day. Dogs are not permitted on the school premises unless they are assistance dogs. We politely request that if you come to school with your four-legged friend, please remain behind the school gates in sight of your classroom exit. For the safety of your dog, and others, please do not leave dogs tied up unattended.
We use the Tucasi SCOPay system for email communication to the whole school community. Please add the address to your 'safe senders' list to ensure emails don't get filtered as spam/junk: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we cannot receive ad hoc or general emails to this address unless in direct reply to an email you have received; in this case it will automatically redirect to the main 'admin' address.
If your child is eligible for ‘benefits-related free school meals’ and you register for this, we will receive extra funding called ‘Pupil Premium’. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at our school. Please visit the Pupil Premium page of our website or see the letter and claim form below.
Ready for School
Mrs Nadia Crooks (School Administrator) email@example.com for all Admission or general administrative enquiries.
Miss Claire Wheeler (Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org for academic or pastoral queries or general questions about Foundation Stage year.