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New Reception Class Intake 2022

Admissions for New Starters to Reception 2021-22


Welcome to all of our new reception children due to start with us in September and of course all of your parents and carers too.  We are busy sharing information with you via Class Dojo, but in the meantime, please see below for some general starting school information we shared last year. This includes a virtual tour of the reception classes, a welcome note from Mr Johnson and some useful resources to use when preparing your child to start their exciting journey through Primary School.  



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 we would usually inform you of our induction process at this time. We would normally arrange the following:

  • A welcome meeting
  • Visits to nursery settings
  • Stay and play sessions
  • Home visits


The Covid 19 crisis has had a huge impact on us all and therefore we have been unable to organise these events as we normally would. Please see the updates on Class Dojo for further information about your child starting school.

Kind regards,


Mr Johnson


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.

Pacey Starting School Resources

Books about starting school

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

Helpful Websites
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! 

Here are some pictures of the EYFS area too.

Useful pages to take a look at on our website

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.