Reception New Starters 2020 2020 - 2021

We are delighted to welcome you and your family to our school, and are looking forward to your child beginning their learning journey with us.

Your child’s transition to our school from nursery is as important to us as it is to you, and we have spent a great deal of time preparing for an alternative transition this year, which we are looking forward to.  Details of our transition arrangements this year are outlined in our letter emailed to you at the beginning of July. 

This web page will be updated with any resources or information we feel is relavant to you, so please check back regularly for updates.

We had hoped to be able to invite you into school before the end of term but unfortunately, this has not been possible.  So, we have made a film which we hope will remind you and your child of what is waiting for them when they start school with us.  You might find it useful to watch it from time to time over the summer, to answer any questions your child may have, or help you to start conversations with your child about big school -talking lots about starting school will help them (and you) get used to it.

The booklet includes lots of information about preparing for school and how we operate.  Obviously, September is still some time off and as your child's start date gets closer, we will update you on anything which may be different due to the ongoing situation at that time.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to school in real life, and working with you and your children as they begin their learning journey with us.  In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at



Contact the School

St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary

Lightfoot Street

Tel: 01244 981228

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