New Reception Class 2021

September to October

The children attend school for the first two weeks visiting in Bubbles. The first week with a parent and the following week without the parent.

The usual induction then begins with your child being placed into Group A or Group B according to their date of birth. This information has been previously shared with you in the Admissions Pack.

During this time, we will be collecting information from you as the parent and first educator, getting to know your child, their needs, wants and interests, while planning an enquiry-based curriculum to provide experiences and opportunities for every child to learn and succeed within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Class Dojo is set up during the initial visit. This is our school platform for home learning and home/class information. Once a child’s account has been assigned to your parent account you can share your child’s achievements outside of school and we can share learning and progress of your child with you. It is really important you check the Class Story on Dojo daily for Class information, messages and how you can support your child’s learning at home. Parent App is used for school information and sent directly to you for you to access.

If you are not connected to Parent App, we urge you to do so as important information is shared directly with you through this App.

We will hold an Early Years Information session, a Phonics workshop and Maths workshop over this term where you are invited to attend to learn what goes on in our school and how your child learns – dates to be confirmed.


It’s a lovely community. We all feel like a part of St Luke’s family. My child loves her teachers and knows other members of staff. It’s lovely to walk into school and people know my child’s name and always say hello to her, even teachers from other classes or Mrs Armistead.


I know when I drop my kids off they are happy and safe and they both enjoy their time in school.


Thank you for not only teaching my daughter but also caring for her. She’s really happy at school and is making great progress in all areas of learning.


The staff have been so supportive of my child with Special Educational Needs. They are amazing and it makes me confident that my daughter is well looked after and if she has any problems they will help.

Parent of a child with SEND

The Reception Open Day really showed the school in a good light. The Headteacher showed us round and knew all of the pupil’s names. All of the children we met were friendly and polite but more importantly they were all smiling whilst learning.

Prospective Parent

Teachers are very helpful, friendly and approachable

Pupil, Year 6