Starting Reception



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.


Club Days / Times Cost / session               
Breakfast Club

Monday to Friday

7.40 - 8.30am

After School Clubs Monday to Friday £4.00





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.


EYFS Curriculum

To find out more about the Early Years Curriculum, please visit the Curriculum page of the website.

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