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Key Information

Reception Staff

Class Teacher - Mrs Mauger

Reception TA - Mrs Wildman


School Day

8:55 am to 3:15 pm. Children enter and exit via the EYFS playground gate. Wrap around avalible to cover hours 7:30 am to 5:30 pm



Children in Reception Class are entitled to universal free school meals. However, we welcome packed lunches if you prefer. Please note, we are a nut free school and encourage healthy food choices. 



As a part of our drive to be a Healthy School, all children receive fruit at snack times, free of charge. All children will receive a named water bottle which will be accessible at all times throughout the day.



If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school office. Holiday's are not authorised and where possible medical appointments should be made outside of school hours.


Contact Details

Please ensure all contact details and medical information is kept up to date and inform the school office of any changes. If anyone different is collecting your child, please inform the school office as we will not allow children to be dismissed to an unfamiler adult.



Prescribe medication is signed in at the school office and stored securely. If your child is Asthmatic, please ensure we have an inhaler in school at all times.


Phonics Scheme

We use the Read, Write Inc. Phonics Scheme. You will have the opportunity to attend a workshop in Autumn Term to find out how we teach phonics and how you can support at home.


Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics | Oxford Owl


Reading Books

Children will bring home a Read, Write Inc. reading pack once they have been taught the first set of sounds in school. 


Book Bags

When starting in Reception, children will recieve a book bag and a set of Read, Write Inc. Phonics Cards. Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school each day.




PE Kit

Reception will be allocated a day for PE and are to come to school dressed in their kit (black shorts / joggers / leggings, white t-shirt / trainers or pumps)


Forest School

Reception children will be allocated a day for Forest school and are to come to school in warm, suitable clothing and a pair of wellies. School provide puddle suits during the winter months.



Please apply suncream before school and provide a sun hat during warm weather and warm clothing such as gloves and hats in the winter. Reception spend a lot of time in the outdoor learning environment thoughout the year and will go out in all weathers.


Parent Pay

We are a cashless school so you will be provided with a Parent Pay account in order to pay for trips or dinners. Please activate it as soon as possible and if for any reason you need to pay at a pay point, please request a pay point barcode from the school office.


ParentPay - The Leading Cashless Payments System for Schools



Famly will be used daily within Recepion Class to document your child's learning. Please activiate your account as soon as you get an email. In September we will be using Famly to share home learning with you and encourage you to share observations from home.


Free School Meals


If you are eligible for Free School Meals, please make an application. Even though children in Reception qualify for universal free school meals, school will recieve extra funding.


Apply for free school meals - GOV.UK (


Term Dates


School holidays and term dates - Staffordshire County Council


All children will recieve a book bag and water bottle at a meet the teacher session on Wednesday 7th September