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Starting School

Welcome to all of our new parents with Reception aged children starting school in September 2023 and for those parents who may be looking for information about starting school in September 2024!

Starting school is an exciting and special time and here at St. Mary's we want to help support you as much as possible. Here you can find links to helpful websites, videos and information to help your child get ready for starting school.

You can book a tour throughout the autumn term by calling 01308 423065 or emailing

A Day in the Life of a Reception Child:

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Reading and writing links

Below are links to some helpful websites to support reading and writing

Resources for supporting early number work at home
  • Number blocks Number blocks on Cbeebies provides an introduction to numbers

Information about starting school