North Leigh C of E Primary School
New Starters 2020

Do you have a child starting at our school in September?
Firstly we would like to say a big welcome to North Leigh Primary School and we look forward to meeting all of you in the near future. Due to unprecedented times, your child's lead up to school may look a little different to previous years. However, we will endeavor to make your child's transition to school as smooth as possible.

To begin, with we have set up this page to help communicate with all new starter parents and carers to give you as much information as we can at this time.

You will shortly receive a Welcome Pack through the post. Please do not complete the enclosed forms yet; we will be in touch to let you know how and when to return them. All the documents that are included in the pack can be found here;

Welcome Brochure
School Term Dates
Uniform Information
Staff Information
Infectious Illness Letter
Young Carers Information
All About Me
Pupil Enrolment Form
Photo/Video/Outings Information
Parents Code of Conduct
Start and End of Day Procedure
Start and End of Day Form
Home/School Agreement
Acceptable User Form
School Money Information
Wrap Around Care Information
Free School Meals Information and Registration Form
Menu September 2020 to February 2021

How can I help my child get ready for school?
Being school ready involves encouraging your child to develop skills which help them to be independent and ready to learn. These skills range from eating and self-care to listening and turn taking.

The Road to School View and/ or Print
North Leigh C of E Primary School
Poster available to buy here

I'm Ready For School - An alternative version is available to download here

Here are some other ideas of things you could do to help your child feel ready:
  • Walk past the school so they can see where they are going.
  • Talk about what they are looking forward to.
  • Practise getting dressed in their new uniform.
  • If their name is on a label in their clothes, show them where and what to look for.
  • Is there anything they are worried about?
  • Play games together which practise turn taking or sharing.
  • Play 'schools' together.
  • Give them some words/phrases to help them ask for help from an adult.
  • Practise asking to go to the toilet and going to the toilet themselves.
  • Tell your child what you will be doing while they are at school – so that they don't worry about about you!
Please also see link below to a useful website which gives ideas of how to support your child in the lead up to starting school.

BBC Bitesize offers some great advice from professionals and some videos you can share with your child.

Please find a 'First day at School' game which you may find useful.
North Leigh C of E Primary School

When can my child visit the school?
Unfortunately, Government advice means we are unable to hold settling in visits or welcome meetings at present. Therefore, we have provided a virtual tour below of our Reception classroom for your child to view.

We are very fortunate at North Leigh to have a large Early Years classroom and outdoor area with lots of areas for the children to explore when they are in school. We hope you enjoy looking round and look forward to meeting you in September.

North Leigh C of E Primary School      Park Road      North Leigh      Witney      OX29 6SS
01993 881525               email