Starting School

Thank you for considering the Priory School for your child. We understand that choosing the right primary school for your son or daughter is of the upmost importance and we want to get that transition right for you and your child.


If you want details of how to apply for a place at the Priory School, please go to our Admission page (under the ‘Key Information’ section).


This page contains information and useful links relating to your child starting school for the first time.


We hold a new parents meeting in the Summer term, when we share alot of the information with you about starting school.  There is also a special transition day in the summer term, when the children get to spend a whole morning and afternoon in school, before September.  In the first few weeks of September, we also arrange for our Reception team to visit you at home so that we can find out about your child.


One of the special distinctives of the Priory School is that we also ‘buddy up’ one of our Year 6 pupils to look after our Reception children in the first few weeks.  This really helps the children to feel part of the Priory School family.



Early Years Developmental Guidance


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