New Reception 20/21
We are really delighted that you have chosen Whitnash Primary School for your child this September.
We are immensely proud of our school, passionate about providing an ‘inclusive’ education for all children, and committed to the development of the whole-child. Since being appointed as Headteacher at Whitnash in January 2016, I have been tremendously excited and proud to lead a school which is absolutely committed to enriching the lives and education of all its pupils. You will find our school to be supportive, welcoming and nurturing.
As parents, you are the first educators of your child and so we will actively seek and value your contribution in working with us to give your child the best education that we can. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances this year with COVID-19, our arrangments for new pupils has had to adapt. Having been unable to do our usual Transition Day and Home Visits, we would like to offer the opportunity for parents and children to visit the school. We realise some of you have not been able to visit the setting and may have questions about your child starting school. Therefore we want to provide an outdoor ‘Questions and Answers / Meet and Greet’ opportunity.
Under the circumstances, this gathering will be held outdoors in an appropriately socially distanced way for everyone’s safety. This session has been arranged for Friday 10th July 2020 with two sessions 10.30-11.00am and 11.30am-12.00pm. You will be allocated a slot over the next couple of days when class allocation has been finalised.
At this session you will be able to meet your child’s class teachers. On leaving the session, you will have the opportunity to walk through the Reception classrooms. Again this will be done safely and in an socially distanced arrangement. Your Reception child is welcome to attend this session, but please be mindful that the classrooms are organised in a slightly different way due to COVID-19 and may not be reflective of what it will be like in September.
A Year in Reception
Below is essential information, which you will have received via email, however, the videos were too large to email, so please take time to have a look at these which will give you and your child further information of the school and Reception.
Reception 20/21 Booklet
This explains practical information and some useful advice to help your child's transition into the Reception Class as smooth as possible.
Please read and complete both sides of this form and return to school at your earliest convenience. If you are the main point of contact please put your details first, followed by any other contacts. It is extremely important that every section of the form is completed. Please include any mobile numbers and email addresses as we send important information through texts and emails. If your details change at any time, please inform the office as soon as possible.
Uniform is available from:
My Clothing (you can earn Tesco Clubcard points on every purchase
School Trends – www.schooltrends.co.uk
Stitch Tech –
Chez Rama – 18-22 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2DL, 01926 45023.
School Uniform Policy
For your information.
Free School Meals Application Form
All children up to year 2 receive Universal Free School meals. If, however, you qualify for Free School meals under the entitlement criteria i.e. if you receive certain benefits, the school receives additional funding called Pupil Premium. This is used to help raise achievement levels. We ask that everyone fills out the application form or applies online wether or not you receive benefits.
Typical Lunch Menu
Sample of a typical school menus. However, due to COVID-19, the current menus are slightly different. The arrangement for your child’s meal will be confirmed in September when we are clearer on the situation.
Letter which explains when your child receives free milk and what to do if you wish to continue to pay for School milk.
Letter explaining how we use your child's information.
Consent for the Recording and Use of Images
Please read, sign and return to school.
Consent for Data Sharing with Third Parties
Please read, sign and return to school.
School Calendar 2020/21
This calendar gives you the main school holidays. This will also be available on our website or from the school office.
This is a sample of our weekly newsletters. This gives you information on a variety of things, such as events coming up, what the children have been doing and also community events. It also has a diary on the back page together with the following week’s dinner menu. These are sent via email through Parent Pay and are on the website, but you can pick up a hard copy from the school office.
Breakfast Club Information
Letter explaining the process of booking your child into our Breakfast Club. Please note, that places at Breakfast Club are limited, and we cannot guarantee a place. Please return your requests to school as soon as possible should you require a place. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the Breakfast Club is not running. However, we will hold the applications returned on record until such time that the Breakfast Club is resumed.
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
This gives you useful information about Early Years education
Achievement Assembly – Every Friday we have an achievement assembly where one or two children from each class are chosen to share their achievements with the rest of the school and family and friends. Reception class join in with assemblies around the second half term of the year i.e. after the October half term.
Fruit – Your child will receive free fruit every morning.
Parent Pay – Once your child starts school, you will receive a letter which will contain unique log in and password information for you to activate your account. Please activiate your account as soon as possible, as all payments/newsletters etc are sent through here.
Go Go Makers After School Club – Go Go Makers run the afterschool club at Whitnash Primary School. This is an indepent company so any questions please contact them direct on 07971596124. However, it is worth noting that Go Go Makers are not currently running due to COVID-19, we currently can’t provide any indication of when this service will be resumed.
If there are any questions you may have, doesn’t matter how big or how small, please do not hesitate to call us. We are very happy to help you and your children in this very exciting start to their educational journey.