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Reception New Starters 2021

Welcome to Marsh Baldon CE Primary School

Although the deadline for applications to primary school has not yet passed, we are delighted to have met new families who are hoping that their child will join us in September 2021. We can’t wait to get to know them properly and integrate them into our school family.  We hope that you will be as happy in our school as we all are.


The safety of the school community is our priority, and we will continue to follow national guidelines on how we can offer induction and transition opportunities to our new children once places are confirmed in April 2021.


There is lots of information on the website under the Parents tab that you may find useful - School lunches; Uniform; After School Clubs and Breakfast Club; Wraparound Childcare.  We have also added documents and guidance below that you may find useful, and please don't hesitate to contact us with anything that we can help with.


Beccy Harris                    Tilly Attewill

Headteacher                   Class Teacher

Being ready for school

School readiness may mean several things to different people.  At Oxfordshire County Council we have adopted UNICEF’s description of the three elements of school readiness:

  • Children’s readiness for school
  • Families and communities’ readiness for school
  • Settings’ and schools’ readiness for children.


Children have the potential to become school ready when families, early years providers and schools work together to support the development of children’s confidence, resilience and curiosity.


A child who is ready for school will be:

  • Curious and confident about learning.
  • Resilient and ready to take part.
  • Able to take risks, ask questions and find solutions.
  • Confidently active and be healthy.
  • Independent with self-care skills.
  • Comfortable to make friends and take turns.
  • Cared for and feel safe and secure.
  • Able to vocalise choices.