New Reception Class 2024

Welcome to Skerton St Luke's

At Skerton St Luke’s we strive to provide a first-hand experience and exciting enquiry-based curriculum within a happy, safe learning environment. Our aim is to provide a setting where, with careful nurturing, every child will learn to express themselves confidently and develop to their full potential.

The Early Years Team

Mrs Goodwin is our Early Years Reception teacher, supported by an amazing team of teaching assistants, Miss Stanborough and Ms Mullineux who both act as Key Workers. We are looking forward to creating a partnership with you to ensure together we provide your child with every possible learning experience and opportunity to succeed and become life-long learners. This has a huge impact on your child and their development.

During the induction period, you will be set up with a Class Dojo account. This is our school platform for home learning and home/class/whole school 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, whole school information, messages and how you can support your child’s learning at home. 

You will also be sent an activation link for Parent App which is our main method of communication. We send Newsletters, consent forms, letters out on the App as a text message or push notification. We strongly urge you to set up Parent App and keep your notifications turned on to stay up-to-date. If you need any help in setting this up, please pop in to the school office at any time.

Please bring your completed paperwork back by Friday 14th June, along with your child's birth certificate if we haven't already seen it. 

Meet the Reception Staff

Mrs Goodwin Miss Stanborough Ms Mullineux


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