Oakengates Nursery School

Transition to Primary school

What happens when my child is ready to start school?

First as a parent you need to apply for a school place through T&W school admissions

Applying for a school place

Please let us know once you have been allocated a school place so we can support you and your child through the transition process. Click here for the Federation's Induction & Transition Policy.

Once we know where your child will be attending Primary school we will invite the Reception Class teacher to visit the nursery setting where your child feels safe and confident. If your child has Special Educational Needs the Day Care Manager will also arrange meetings with the Special Needs Coordinator from the school to ensure the correct provision is put into place. 

Depending on each school the children may spend a number of sessions with their new teacher in their new classroom and will be joined by parents for part of this time. Usually children will then spend the first week in September as an induction week settling into their new school. At most schools an induction meeting will take place for parents usually led by the Headteacher. In addition a home visit may take place.  During  the summer break children may also receive fruther communication from the teachers to keep in touch before their first day at school in September