Kingsway Primary School

Kingsway Primary School

Starting School September 2020

*** New Posted 9th July 2020 ***

By Wednesday 15th July 2020, all families with children starting in our reception class in September should have received a letter informing you of the key-worker (colour) group that you child will be in. This letter also includes a transition timetable - a copy of which may be viewed below. Please be aware that, depending on the local and national status of the Covid-19 pandemic, this timetable may be subject to change. If you have not received your letter by 15th July. please contact the school office.

Thank you to all those families who have completed and returned their Kingsway information forms. We must receive these and see evidence of your child's date of birth (birth certificate and/or passport) before your child starts school. 


Welcome to Kingsway Primary School.  Starting school is a very important time for you, your child and the school.  We are looking forward to working  closely with you to ensure your child has a smooth and enjoyable transition into school life. 

Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, the transition to school will be different from previous years. The transition process is designed to support both parents/carers and children to have plenty of opportunities to get to know the EYFS staff, experience their new learning environment, to gather all the information you require and answer any questions you may have in preparation for starting school.  The following letter is in the process of being circulated to all families and outlines the transition timetable for September 2020. Please be aware that this could change depending on the state of the pandemic.

Please be aware that since publication of this letter, further information regarding  the full opening of school in September eg staggered start and end times has been published. Any information about the return to school is available from the "September Opening" tab on the main menu bar. Please also read this information as well as that produced by the Early Years Team.

A letter from the head of Early Years to new parents outlining transition arrangements for september 2020. A version is in the process of being circulated to all new starters.


the September 2020 transition timetable showing which colour groups are in school on which days.


Additional Resources

Prior to your child starting school, you may find it useful to look at some of the information posted on this page. In particular, we have put together a summary of the goals which children work towards during their time at nursery (FS1) so they are ready for school (FS2 or reception). This summary also makes suggestions as to how you may help your child become "school ready".

If you have any further questions, please contact the school office (01405 763716) who will do their best to answer your question. We look forward to meeting with you all soon!


View document helping_children_to_become_school_ready.pdf


A poster suggesting how you can help prepare your child for school


Expectations for Monkeys and Squirrels in terms of equipment needs