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Reception 2021

New entrants to the school can be admitted in the September before their fifth birthday.  Please see the admissions policy below for details on our admissions criteria and the process to follow.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 regulations, we are not allowed to have parents on the school site and so we are sadly not able to show you around the school in the way that we would normally.  We are very sad about this as we do love to meet you and the children before you apply for a place.  However, we would really love to have chance to talk to you about what our wonderful school has to offer and also to find out about you and your child.  Therefore, instead of arranging a look around the school, please do email admin@whiteshill.gloucs.sch.uk and we will arrange a telephone appointment for you to have chance to speak in more detail to Miss Francis, the Headteacher.  

We are also in the process of creating some materials for the website that will help you get to know our school a little better.  Please do come back to the website throughout the coming months to find out more.  In the meantime, please take a look at our Willow class page in particular as this will tell you about what to expect in your children’s first year at the school.  You might also like to look at the different sections of the website, particularly ‘Our Vision’ as well as the children and parents sections of the website – this will hopefully help you get a feel for the ethos of the school and what we have to offer your child.  

Whiteshill Primary School is a very special place to be and we know that your children would be very happy here, we look forward to speaking to you soon and finding out all about them!

Admissions

New entrants to the school can be admitted in the September before their fifth birthday.  Please see the admissions policy below for details on our admissions criteria and the process to follow.

We currently have 99 children on roll at Whiteshill and we have spaces in some year groups, if your child is already enrolled at a different school please contact our school office to find out whether we have space in the year group they will be moving in to.  If your child is entering reception next year, we have up to 15 spaces available in this year group each year.

If you would like to come and look around our school, we would absolutely love to have you.  It is always a good idea to see the school for yourself, hear about our vision for the children at Whiteshill and ask any questions you may have.  Please contact Mrs Angove in our school office to arrange a personal visit whenever is most convenient to you during the school day.  You can phone (01453 762 949) or email (admin@whiteshill.gloucs.sch.uk) to arrange an appointment with Miss Francis.

Once your child has been successful in gaining a place at Whiteshill, a series of transition sessions are planned during the summer term so that as a family you can begin to feel part of the school and to ensure the children feel comfortable and happy in the school surroundings ready for a smooth start in September.

We also run a buddy system where each new Reception child is paired up with a child in year 6 who they will have met during the summer term transition.  The year 6 buddies will accompany the children to lunch and spend time with them out in the playground as well so that they have a familiar face to talk to during the initial weeks.

All reception children start school on a part-time basis, enabling them to gradually come to terms with school routine and not get too tired.  For the first week, children are in until lunchtime followed by a second week where they stay for lunch and go home at 1.15pm.   After these initial two weeks, the children are then in full-time.

Sometimes, you as parents may prefer a longer period of part-time attendance. This can be arranged on an individual basis when necessary.

We look forward to welcoming you to Whiteshill.