Starting school in Reception?
We follow the County's procedure for school starting - you can find the full details here. We welcome Reception children in September.
After you have received notice that your child has a place at Catcott Primary School, the Headteacher will write to you to welcome you into our school. He will invite you to attend an information evening, where you can meet members of staff, get to know other parents, and even sample the freshly-cooked, free school meals on offer to all Reception and KS1 children. This time is an open session, for parents and children to drop in and it usually runs from 16:00- 18:00.
Reception children will be invited to visit the school and spend time in the Reception classroom during the second half of the summer term prior to them starting in September. This enables the children to meet their teachers and familiarise themselves with the new setting. Parents will be invited to stay with their children for the first session, during subsequent sessions tea and coffee will be provided for parents in the library.
All Reception children will come into school for half a day, every day during the first week of term. By the second week all children will be having lunch in school before finishing for the day. All children will start full time in the third week of term.
In year applications?
If you are looking to apply for a school place in year, then you should contact the school office by telephone (01278 722527) or by email (email@example.com) to request a meeting with the Headteacher. He will arrange for a tour of the school and you can discuss your specific needs with him.
All in year applications are considered on an individual basis, but where a class size is in excess of 30 (our planned admission number) we will always have to consult with the Local Authority. Where possible we always try to accommodate children who want to come to Catcott!