Starting school should be an exciting experience for both you and your child so we hope that the information we have provided will begin to answer some of the questions you may have and help you prepare you for your child's first day here at Longshaw.
Applying for a Reception Place:
You must apply for a reception class place for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in reception class at that school.
You can apply through the eAdmissions website. The Starting Primary School 2023 guide (PDF) has all you need to know.
This guide explains how to apply for your child’s school place online (PDF).
Other useful information:
Parent Information Booklet
Starting School Booklet
Head Teacher's Transition Presentation
Reception Admission Form 22/23
Breakfast and After School Clubs
We are able to offer Reception children both Breakfast and After School Clubs for your child to attend.
If you would like to expresss interest in your child joining these clubs in September, please contact the main office for more information.
||Days / Times
||Cost / session
Monday to Friday
7.40 - 8.30am
|After School Clubs
||Monday to Friday
Please follow the links below which have other useful information on starting school which you may find helpful.
BBC Bitesize Starting School
Article on Transition
EYFS Guidance and Support
Early Learning Goals Changes - Sept 2021
We are an early adopter school and have been using the new Early Learning Goals since September 2020.
To find out more about the Early Years Curriculum, please visit the Curriculum page of the website.