Welcome to our Whitehills’ family.
We hope this will be the start of a long and successful partnership with your child’s learning journey.
We feel that it is most important to make your child’s first experience of school a very happy one and we aim to achieve this by careful induction of our Reception children coming into school. To help us make the transition from home to school as smooth as possible, we have a range of pre-school procedures which includes:
An opportunity for the children to visit the school with their parents.
An information evening held in the summer term when parents have the opportunity to meet the teachers, to ask questions about the school and to ask about the principles and policies we believe in. The occasion allows parents to find out how best to support their children and how that support can continue throughout their child’s school life.
Prior to starting school, in July, the class teacher visits each child at home to introduce herself and answer any last-minute queries.
You will receive your child’s starter pack containing the school booklet and other items of information, which are also listed below. There will be further opportunities for you and your child to meet us before their start in September to ensure a smooth transition into school.
Our teachers, Miss Owers and Mrs Amos, are happy to answer any queries you may have via email:
Your child’s start to school will be the best we can make it and we are really looking forward to meeting you all.
Natalie James and the EYFS Team
Listed below are booklets that we hope will give you a flavour of our school and other items of information that you may find useful:
Free School Meals
Home, School Promise
Jack-in-the-Box After School Club
Parents’ Guide to Early Mathematics
Top 10 Toys
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage
As part of the admission process, parents are asked to complete the following documents and return them to the school:
Photograph Permission Form
School Milk Consent Form