Starting School (September 2022)

If your child is due to start school for the first time in September 2022 then you are warmly invited to attend our Reception Open Evening on Monday, 29th November at 5:30pm. The session will take place in school, with Covid safety measures in place, and will last for approximately 30 minutes.
During the Open Evening you will have the opportunity to:
• Meet the Headteacher, Ms. Leach and the Foundation Stage Leader, Miss Gilsenan
• Go on a tour of the school
• Visit the Reception classroom and outside play area
• Ask any questions that you may have
If you would like to attend the event, to support with our Covid safety measures, please confirm your attendance by calling our main school office on 01332 345997 or emailing Please provide your full name and a contact telephone number.
In order to keep the number of people in school to a ‘safe minimum’, regrettably, we will not be able to accommodate your child at our Open Evening and/or younger siblings (including babies in pushchairs).
During the Open Evening we are kindly requesting that all prospective parents/carers wear a face covering at all times when on our school premises and adhere to the Covid safety measures that we have in place.
Please do not attend the workshop if you:
• are displaying Covid symptoms
• are awaiting a Covid test result
• have tested positive for Covid
• are living with somebody who has tested positive for Covid or is showing Covid symptoms or is awaiting a test result
Please be aware that if your child currently attends a nursery or pre-school, this does not mean that you have automatically applied for a place in Reception at the associated primary school nor does it guarantee a place. Further information about applying for a school place, including the deadline for applications, can be found here.
As parents ourselves, we understand that choosing your child's school is a huge decision to make. If you do have any questions about your child starting school at St Chad's then please do get in touch and we will do all that we can to help and support you.