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Arrangements for New Reception Pupils

Reception Introductory Video

The staff and I are looking forward to continuing the learning journey of the new Reception children.


In order to prepare the children for the start of their Reception year. A number of events or activities are organised.

  • Parents Meeting – An introduction to the next stage of the Foundation Stage and transition to St Edmundsbury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School. Including what happens in the daily life of the school and an introduction to the staff who will be working the closest to your son/daughter.
  • Staff discussions with each child’s pre-school setting where appropriate.
  • Visits to the school for both children and their parents, so that they can see the school in action, spend further time with staff and take part in various activities in school – including lunchtime.
  • Staff visits to the home of each pupil as a way of getting to know each family.


These activities have been the basis of very successful starts to children’s time in Reception at our school for many years now. However, this year – due to the coronavirus pandemic – we are unable to follow the usual process. This is because of government restrictions and local risk assessments which do not allow for the school to be accessed by anyone other than appropriate pupils and staff at this time. Additionally, as the school environment and general practice has been significantly changed to ensure safety from the virus, pupils and parents would not have the chance to see how things are normally.


So, in order to ensure that our new intake does not completely miss out on this valuable transition process, we have made several alterations.


We have placed much of the information which we use as introduction and transition to the Reception year on the school’s website.

Meet the Reception Year Group Staff

Welcome to St Edmundsbury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Introductory information for children new to Reception

Foundation Stage at St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School - A Presentation for Parents

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A presentation about what pupils in Reception can expect in their first year at St Edmundsbury Primary School

New to Reception - Supporting Documents

Friends of St Edmundsbury (Parent and Teacher Association - PTA)
As you and your son/daughter continue your learning journey with us at St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary, please strongly consider joining our successful Friends of St Edmundsbury Parent Group. They play an extremely important part in the running and development of our school.