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Reception New Starters 2020

Welcome to Marsh Baldon CE Primary School

We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September 2020. 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.


As I’m sure you are aware, the school is currently only open to some children, which makes it difficult for us to give you a clear plan for induction and transition at this stage.


We want to reassure you that even if schools continue to be disrupted, and we aren’t able to open all classes for quite a while, as far as we are concerned, you will be part of our school from September whether you are here or at home.


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.  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.