Dear Parents and Carers,
We welcome you to Dean Barwick Primary school and to thank you for choosing our lovely school as the setting for your child’s educational journey.
Your child’s first experience of school is a very important one and we recognise that settling into school is a huge step for both you and your child. Starting a brand new setting, with different adults, children and routines, can be very tiring and overwhelming during those first few days so, if necessary, we can have a gradual start to school for your child, building up over a week to full days. Lunchtime forms part of that transition and a flexible start means that they can experience this gradually with as much support from adults as possible.
This is what we anticipate doing for transition into school if possible:
There are some great websites explaining what you can do to help your child prepare for school, such as:
We will be in touch over the Summer to inform you of our plans in line with the government guidance. In the meantime could you please take the time to fill out the ‘all about me’ form with you child to help us get to know your child’s interests.
If you have any further queries at this time, please feel free to email the office and we will get back to you ASAP. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make your child’s transition into school as smooth as possible.
If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, even if your child is entitled Universal Free School Meals, please apply using the following link
If your child is eligible this generates an amount of money for the school called Pupil Premium. This is used to help children and give extra support where and when needed.