Grimes Dyke Primary School

Grimes Dyke Primary School

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Starting School at Grimes Dyke

We are delighted that your child has been allocated a place at Grimes Dyke Primary School, in our Reception class from September 2020. It is crucially important to everyone on the staff that all children who come to our school feel happy, healthy and safe.  They are joining Team GD, and so are you as parents / carers.

In reception class the teachers are called Mrs Vastel (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Wilkinson (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) Both teachers are highly experienced in teaching children in their early years and as mums themselves understand how hard it can be for parents and carers when their child starts school. 

We recognise that starting school in September 2020 is going to be quite different to other years at Grimes Dyke, due to the pressures placed on us all by the Coronavirus pandemic. This has been a stressful time for everyone, and whilst we will have lots of measures in place to protect the children, staff and families we do not want this to impact on your child’s experience of starting school for the first time.

At the present time we are still awaiting government guidance of how schools will safely be able to operate in September. It is anticipated that children will be in class bubbles of 30 pupils (class size) but we have no further information about whether staggered start and end times will be in place or whether reception age children will be starting straight away in September. As soon as we receive this guidance and can start to make firm plans, we will share this information with you all. Please look out for text updates when the website is updated. 

A lot of information about the school can be found on the website and by reading our school prospectus which can be found by following this link - Guide to Team GD

Please complete our admission form

Whilst you are awaiting updates it would be really helpful if you could complete our admission form with important contact details and other information. The form can be completed by following this link. Admission Form for all new children.

The BBC have produced some useful resources for children starting school. Please click here to find them.