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Entry to Year R in September 2023

National offer day for entry to Year R in September 2023 was on Monday 17th April. Information was sent on 21st April to parents of children who have been offered a place with details of next steps. We look forward to welcoming you to the school community.

Induction meeting for parents and carers

The 'First Steps to School' meeting with key members of the school staff was held on 16th May. Please see the documents below for details covered. 

Induction details

Date & Time Activity

Thursday 18th May 

9.15am - 10am or 2pm - 2.45pm

Songs and Rhymes 

Tuesday 13th June  Wednesday 14th June Thursday 15th June


Pre-School Story Sessions - by invitation

Your child’s nursery or pre-school has been invited into school for a story session on one of the three days listed

Friday 14th July

Accessing Tapestry

Once you have returned the permission letter for Tapestry you will receive an email from Tapestry to activate your account.

Tuesday 27th June (Classes 1 & 3 only)



Wednesday 28th June  (Classes 2 & 4 only)


Outside Learning with the current Year R

Your child is invited to visit school to use our outdoor environment for outside learning and finish with a snack and a story.

Please provide your child with a small, healthy, clearly labelled snack for your child.

You will be notified of your child’s class number prior to this visit.

During this session parents/carers are invited to a workshop where members of the school staff will talk about how you can support your child’s transition into school and particularly with early reading development.

Tuesday 4th July 2023

Classes 1 & 3


Classes 2 & 4


Class Visits

Your child is invited into school to visit their class for a one hour session.

(At the end of the session, from 10.45am, CLICA - The Court Lane Infant School Community Association - have arranged a teddy bears pining at Drayton Park where you can meet other parents and children starting in September 2023)

Home Visits

We believe that it is important and valuable for your child to meet their Class Teacher and their Early Years Assistant in their own home. These visits are 10 minutes in duration and will give you and your child an opportunity to talk about starting school and discuss daily routines. 

Early Years Teachers and Assistants will be completing home visits on the following days:

Tuesday 5th September 2023

Wednesday 6th September 2023

Thursday 7th September 2023

Unfortunately we are unable to offer alternative dates for home visits.

Entry Pattern for Year R Children in September 2023

Our aim for your child’s entry to school in September is to be enjoyable and exciting. We have therefore planned two patterns of entry so you can choose the one that will meet the needs of your child.


Option A

Option B

Friday 8th September



Morning Session 

(8:50am – 11:45am)

Morning Session

(8:50am – 11:45am)

Monday 11th September and Tuesday 12th September

Morning Session and lunch

(8.50am - 1.10pm)

Doors will be opened from 8:40am to 9am

Morning Session

(8:50am – 12pm)

Doors will be opened from 8:40am to 9am

Wednesday 13th September to Friday 15th September

Full day

(8:50am – 3:10pm)

Doors will be opened from 8:40am to 8:50am, usual drop off times

Morning Session and lunch

(8:50am – 1:10pm)

Doors will be opened from 8:40am to 9am

Monday 18th September onwards

Full day

(8:50am – 3:10pm)

Full day

(8:50am – 3:10pm)