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Woodmansterne Primary

Reception September 2024

Registration Next Steps

We are delighted that your child is joining us.  Here are the next steps to register your child.

  • Make sure you have accepted the place with your local council. (Some councils assume you accept unless they are advised otherwise, please check) 
  • Email us a copy of your child’s birth certificate:  school@wps.org.uk or bring it in
  • Complete the 2 electronic forms below before Friday 11th May: 

Pupil Information Form

Home School Agreement 

Although school dinners for children in Reception are free for parents, we ask that you complete the following form to check if you are eligible for income-based free school meals.  If eligible, your child will receive free branded school uniform and the school will also pay for an after school activity club for them and of course your child will continue to receive meals for free throughout their time at Woodmansterne while they remain eligible.  The school receives extra funding for children registered for free school meals, so please do check - it is quick, easy and confidential.

Free School Meal Form 

If you are interested in a place at Woodpeckers Breakfast or After School Club, please click here for more information and here for the booking form.

Useful Diary Dates
Before Starting School 2024

Before the children start in Reception we would like to invite those children who are new to the school to attend a 'stay and play' session so that we can start to get to know them and you can come and meet us.  

Stay & Play for children new to the school - Parents to stay. All sessions are 1.30pm to 2.15pm

  • 13th May - surnames A-H
  • 14th May - surnames I-Q
  • 16th May - surnames R-Z

Children who are in Acorns Nursery do not need to come to these sessions.

Classes will be allocated after the stay and play sessions and we will let you know which Induction Morning session you will need to attend.


Induction Morning

All incoming Reception children and parents are invited to our induction morning.

  • 18th June 9.15am to 10.15am - Apple Class
  • 18th June 10.30am to 11.30am - Cherry Class

During the induction morning, your children will be in class and there will be a parents' information meeting in the school during this time.  We hope to have uniform on sale as well as samples of school dinners, a chance to obtain parking permits for Walcountians Sports Club and more.  Full details will be confirmed in due course.

September 2024 - When will my child start school?

We have a short settling in period as follows:

  • 4th September - half the class in 8.50am-11.30am - Surnames A to M
  • 5th September - half the class in 8.50am-11.30am - Surnames N to Z
  • 6th September - Whole class in 8.50am-12.30pm to include lunch
  • From Monday 9th September - all children are in full time 8.50am-3.20pm**

**Please note that the school may liaise with parents to put in place different arrangements for individual children where appropriate.


We are part of the Coolmilk scheme, if you would like to register your child to have milk in school please register at www.coolmilk.com (free for under 5's).

Any Questions?

We will send you more information about school dinners, uniform and more.  You will also find lots of information on our website.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call us in the school office here at Woodmansterne Primary on 01737 353120 or email school@wps.org.uk