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Welcome to Reception September 2023

Welcome to Birkdale Primary School and our Early Years Foundation Stage Reception Year

Thank you for choosing Birkdale Primary for your child.  We are very proud of our setting and the journey we are about to begin with you.  


As part of our transition programme, the class teacher will arrange a visit to your child's pre-school setting to meet with your child's key person.  Information about your child will be shared so that staff can prepare for your child starting school in September. The nursery will inform you when this visit will be taking place.


During the month of May, you will receive a letter from school inviting you to a welcome meeting in June.   We kindly ask you to not bring any children to this meeting, just yourselves. You will be given a welcome pack containing everything you need to know about your child starting school including the visit dates and staggered entry in September.


In the meantime, please have a look at our virtual tour of the school video which can be viewed on our school website.



The teaching staff in R1 will be ...

Mrs Eden (Class Teacher and Early Years Leader),

Mrs Hales (Teaching Assistant)


The teaching staff in R2 will be ...

Mr Lomax (Class Teacher)

Mrs Selby (Teaching Assistant)

Visit Dates and Staggered Entry for September


Our transition into Reception consists of an hour visit into school with a parent, two half day session either a morning or an afternoon and one longer session where they will stay for their lunch before starting school full time.  Our transition program will last no longer than one week.  All of these dates will be shared with you in our welcome pack and discussed during our information evening.


All visits will take place in September.

R1 Classroom

R2 Classroom

School Uniform

Children should wear...

Royal blue jumper or cardigan (with logo)

Plain lemon yellow polo t-shirt (with or without the logo)

Grey skirt/dress or trousers

White, black or grey socks

Black or grey tights

Hair accessories - yellow, white or blue headbands and bobbles

Black shoes (slip on or velcro)

Summer uniform - yellow or blue gingham dresses and grey shorts.

All the above can be purchased from Matalan, Whittakers, Zips and Snips and supermarkets.


PE Uniform

Children come to school dressed in the PE kit on their PE day.  The PE uniform is as follows;

White round neck t-shirt (with or without logo)

Royal blue shorts (not navy)

Royal blue tracksuit with the logo on the hoodie

black pumps to be worn inside

Trainers can be worn to school on PE days.

No jewellery should be worn on PE days

The PE uniform is as follows and can be purchased from Whittakers and Zip and Snips.

School Dinners

Our school dinners are prepared and cooked in school and include a drink, main meal and pudding. The options include sandwiches and jacket potatoes with a filling choice of ham, cheese or tuna, a vegetarian option as well as a meat option. The children can chose from either water, orange juice, apple juice or milk and the pudding will be a choice from a biscuit, yoghurt, fruit bag or a cake. Our school dinners are on a three week cycle.   All dietary requirements can be catered for by the kitchen staff.