We work very closely with our local pre-schools to help the children have a good transition from their previous setting into our school. The pre-school children are invited to visit us with their key person or a parent at certain dates and times in order to give the children a gentle introduction. The reception teachers also visit the pre-school. This is so they can meet the children and find out about what they like to do and who their friends are. They also make home visits at the beginning of the Autumn term.
Parents and carers are written to in advance of their child starting school where we detail the dates and times of visits. We also hold an evening meeting in the summer term where we tell parents/carers about life in the reception classes and provide all the necessary information about our school as well as giving them the opportunity to meet the class teachers.
Please refer to http://www.essex.gov.uk/admissions which details admission arrangements from Essex County Council for the academic year 2016-17