St. Wulstan's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to St. Wulstan's R.C. Primary School.

Reception Intake 2024


Welcome to St. Wulstan’s!


Dear Parent/Carer

We are delighted that your child has been successful in securing a place at St Wulstan’s R.C. Primary School and we look are very much looking forward to welcoming them into our school community in September.

We are very eager to meet you all as soon as possible and, on 19th June 2024, we will be holding our Reception Intake Evening at 5:30pm. At this meeting, we will share with you lots of important information regarding the September start and there will be information packs and paperwork for you to take home.

The Reception Team will be liaising closely with nurseries and pre-schools in June so that all the relevant information is shared between settings. Home Visits are scheduled to take place the week beginning 24th June – a date and time will be shared with you at the Reception Intake Evening.

All our new Reception class are invited to a special Teddy Bears’ Tea Party on Wednesday 3rd July at 2pm so please save the date and bring your teddy bears! This is an opportunity for your child to look around their new classroom and sample some of our delicious school lunches.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or phone. Please do not let any worries or concerns consume you if a chat would help.

Thank you for your co-operation and interest in our school. We very much look forward to meeting you in the very near future.


Fiona Hadfield




In this section you will find information relating to your child joining our Reception class in Autumn 2024.


Reception Presentation to Parents

Supporting your child before they start at St. Wulstan's

Talk Together booklet - a guide on learning to talk to give to parents of babies and young children

Letter formation chart

Letter formation sheet



 Please find below a range of on-line resources which offer guidance on preparing you child for school, as well as supporting effective home learning, particularly focusing on developing communication and language skills and school readiness.  


School Readiness from the LCC public health team on school readiness.

Getting Ready to Start School

 What to expect when, when? The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years.

Parents’ Guide to School Readiness

Parents in Touch

Talk for Meaning

Getting Ready for School

Kim's Game

Junk Modelling

The Book Trust

Hungry Little Minds has been launched by the DfE to encourage parents and carers to engage in activities that support their child's early learning and help set them up for school and beyond.

Tiny Happy People helps parents to develop their child's communication skills. It offers simple activities and play ideas to help parents find out about their amazing early development.

Small Talk (National Literacy Trust) aims to support the language development of 30,000 children under the age of five by equipping parents with the skills and confidence they need to chat, play and read with their child every day.