High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Reception 2020 information

We are so looking forward to meeting all your children in September. We know that the lack of physical contact with our school makes it harder to prepare your child for their reception year. We hope you have had a chance to watch the presentation by Mrs Griffiths and please find a link below to a summary of the information.

Reception 2020 intake presentation

You might also like to share the video below with your child.  If you attended our Open Evening last year you would have seen this.  It will give you an idea of the activities the children will be participating in when they join us.

Reception presentation video

We have also asked your child’s teacher to share more information so please click on the relevant photo below to find this.

Mrs Burton
Mrs Burton
Miss Rogers
Mrs Limbrick

We are currently looking at the latest government advice re the opening of schools in September. We may need to adjust the starting experience for your children and will be in contact very shortly if this is the case.

Home visit/Virtual visit

A really key part of our program is the opportunity for the class teacher to meet on a 1:1 basis with yourselves your child so that we can start to build a relationship.  Whilst we usually do this by visiting the child’s home, at this point in time we are not sure if this is something we will be able to do in September, in which case we will organise virtual visits instead.   A decision and schedule for this will be communicated at a later date but these will be planned for Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Monday 7th September.

Starting School in September

Following on from this, we will be inviting the children into school in their groups, the timetable for which is below


Tuesday 8th September 2020

‘Stay and Play’ with parents


Wednesday 9th September 2020

‘Stay and Play’ with parents


Thursday 10th September 2020

Without parents


Friday 11th September 2020

Without parents


Monday 14th September 2020

Group One: 9.00 – 10.00

Group Two: 10.30 – 11.30


Group Two: 9.00 – 10.00

Group One: 10.30 – 11.30


Group One: 9.00 – 12.30 (stay for lunch)

Group Two: 1.30 – 3.15


Group Two: 9.00 – 12.30 (stay for lunch)

Group One: 1.30 – 3.15


Full time

Information Pack

We hope you find this informative and useful.   Here is a video from our Headteacher, Mrs Griffiths, outlining key points.

The Pupil Information Form along with the Transition Questionnaire should be returned by Monday 22nd June.   Please take time to read this very carefully and ensure that every section is completed.

Our Reception teachers are working on further ways to ensure that the transition to school is as positive as possible.  We really look forward to seeing you in September.   If you have any questions, please give the office a ring and we will be happy to help.