All are welcome here to walk with Jesus as we love, learn and flourish.

Welcome to our

Reception Class of 2021


We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to our school. We know you are going to be very happy here but those first days of school can also be a little bit scary – that is why we’ve made this special place on our website – so that you can visit it as much as possible. It’s full of tips, photos, videos and stories to make your first days at school that bit easier.

And if you’re still feeling nervous why not watch Topsy and Tim (below) and see how they went on?

Welcome to St Mary's

Even if your child has been to nursery, their first day at school can be both an exciting and nervous time (for you and your child!) that is why we try to do as much as possible to help you and your child with this transition.

In the slide show, we try to include everything so that you and your child are prepared for their first days at school. As well as detailing the curriculum you’ll find other information to help you become familiar with our school. You can download a PDF of the slide show here.

Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead