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Welcome to Reception 
New Starters September 2024

We would like to welcome you all to Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy.

We have created this website page to provide all prospective new parents with the necessary information about our Academy and what we have to offer your child starting in our Reception classes, as well as providing all the essential details regarding the planned transition arrangements that we have put in place for this Summer Term and for September.

​Please also explore our entire website for further information about our Federation of Academies.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your child in person and officially welcoming you to Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy in the near future.

Welcome information for our new starters and their family

Initial Visits

Our Early Years Lead, Mrs Emma Coxon, will be making arrangements to visit your child at their pre-school setting in June. The purpose of this visit will be to get to know your child, to learn about their interests and to liaise with Nursery/ Pre-School staff before initial transition visits to school.

Transition Timetable

Below is our proposed transition timetable.

Tuesday 25th June: Visiting your child in their current Early Years Setting

We will aim to see your child in their current setting and chat with their familiar adults. If your child does not attend a setting on these days we will arrange a phone call with the setting.


Wednesday 27th June 5.00pm: Welcome Presentation meeting for Parents

During the meeting you be given information to support you in equipping your child to be prepared for school.


Transition visit to school (Details of timings and arrangements will be forwarded separately once dates are confirmed)

An opportunity for your child to experience a day in school.

Tuesday 11th July 4.00-4.40: Story session in the bell tent and a visit to the forest

This is an opportunity to listen to a story with your child’s new teacher. There will also be a take away activity to complete at home providing a smooth link between school and home. An adult will need to stay with your child for the duration of the event.


We want to ensure that children have a smooth and confident start to school. We hope that our proposed timetable allows children to ease their way into school, become familiar with their surroundings, get to know their teacher and teaching assistants in Reception, meet their new classmates, establish new routines and develop confidence at Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy. 


Please share these images with your child so that they can see and begin to become familiar with areas within and around school that they will access on a day-to-day basis.   

Links to Useful Transition Resources

Please find links to useful transition resources which you may like to read and/or use with your child before starting school.  

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School Uniform

Whitchurch CE Infant & Nursery Academy - EYFS / KS1 Winter / Summer Uniform

  • Navy blue V-neck sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo

  • Light blue short sleeved polo shirt with or without the school logo

  • Grey short or long trousers (plain style without adornment)

  • Grey skirt or pinafore dress

  • Navy blue and white checked summer dress

  • Grey, black or white socks or tights

  • Black shoes (not trainers). NB Some shoes are totally unsuitable for wear in a busy, active school; for example, the children should not wear        high-heeled shoes/slip on shoes that will easily fall off and open toe sandals (for health and safety reasons) or trainers. Trainers are only appropriate for PE/Games. Please make sure your child comes to school in sensible black school shoes.  School shoes are available from all of the local shoe shops.

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Uniform is available to purchase at:

Whitchurch Sports Shop,
9 Bredwood Arcade,
SY13 1AF

or online at Sarah's Embroidery


Contact Form

Please use this contact form if you have any questions or queries before your child begins school.  Mrs Emma Coxon will try to respond as quickly as possible when she is able to do so. 

Get in Touch

Thank you for submitting a message. Mrs Coxon will respond when she is able to so.

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