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Reception Class Intake 2024 

School Places in September 2024

On this page you will find lots of the information regarding transition into reception at St James Church School. 


We have recently received information for children starting school with us in September and we will be sending a letter to welcome you to the school community shortly. 



Please see below for the welcome message from Mr Johnson for children and families who started with us this academic year. 



We at St James Church School, would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school community. This is the start of an exciting seven-year journey for your child with us. It is essential that we establish a good relationship with you and your child so that they start school happy and confident. At St James Church School, we value our parent partnership links and we are really looking forward to meeting you.

We recognise the importance for all children to have a happy and settled transition into school and to support this we have a clear transition plan supporting all children and parents to start their journey at St James positively. 

  • A welcome meeting
  • Visits to nursery settings
  • Stay and play sessions
  • Home visits
  • Class Dojo pages enabling your child to hear their teacher read over the summer and answer any questions you may have.

Please see below for some general information for starting school. This includes a virtual tour of the reception classes, a useful Early Years handbook and some useful resources to use when preparing your child to start their exciting journey through Primary School.  

Kind regards,

Mr Johnson

Here are some pictures of the EYFS area:




Starting school is an exciting time in your child's journey.  Here are some useful resources you might like to use when helping your child prepare for the next steps in their journey.

Additional Support Documents

School Readiness (Somerset).pdf

The Foundation Stage at St James 2021.pdf


Pacey Starting School Resources

Starting School.pdf

Starting School - Pacey Website

Try reading these stories over the summer to help your child understand their transition to school.

Books about starting school

I am too absolutely small for school

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to school 



Starting School

Helpful Websites


School Readiness Video - From the West Taunton School Nurse Team

Hungry Little Minds

GOV guidance - helping children aged 2-4 learn at home

Take a Tour of St James Reception Class

Alfred the mouse visited St James and had lots of fun with the children. Take a look at the classrooms and see what he got up to. You can even go on a virtual tour! 

Alfred the Mouse takes a look around Reception at St James

Useful pages to take a look at on our website

Contact Details

We operate wrap around (before and after school) care at St James.  Take a look at this page to see more information. 

If you would like to get a flavour of what goes on here at St James, our weekly Chatterbox newsletters are a good place to start.




Above is our current uniform guide.

More guidance around ordering uniform with logos will be out as soon as possible.  Many of the other items can be found in supermarkets and on online high street stores.