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New Starters - September 2020

Welcome to Churchend Reception!


Dear Parents and Carers,


A warm welcome to Reception at Churchend School. This page is for families with children joining us in September 2020.  For some of you, this will be the first experience of our school.  For others, you may be familiar with us if you have older children, or your children have been to our nursery.  We are really looking forward to meeting you all, and welcoming you to our Reception team. 


Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, we are unable to meet you in person at present. Instead, we have compiled an informative powerpoint which has been narrated to give extra information.  This can be found below. It explains important information that you will need to know about your child starting in Reception. Even if you are an existing member of the school community, please watch - as it highlights changes to the school uniform as well as teaching staff and class names.


If you have any questions that have not been answered by the presentation, please check the document below, where we have responded to questions already submitted by families, in case your question has already been answered.  If you still have a query then you can  contact the EY team ( and we will reply when we are able to.  Please ensure your email is clearly marked as Reception new starter question so that it reaches us successfully. This email account will not be monitored over the summer holiday so please ensure your question reaches us before Friday 17th July at the latest.


Information about the arrangements for the start of term in September will be sent to you before the end of the summer term (Tuesday 21st July), when we hope to have a clearer understanding of what schools and nurseries will look like following the government guidance about keeping our pupils, families and staff safe.


Reception team

Website_New parents presentation 2020.mp4

Still image for this video

Transition document for children starting school