Contact Information

St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue




01484 226557




Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm



Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...

Our New Starters - Reception Classes 2021

Welcome to the page for our new 2021 Reception starters - this is the place that we will be using to share information and to give our families an insight into how to start preparing for school. 



A Warm Welcome from Mrs Meade (Acting Headteacher)


I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School.  Starting school is such a milestone moment for your child and for you as parents and carers and we are excited that you chose our school.

You are now part of the St Thomas family and I look forward to getting to know you all and working alongside you.





  • Tuesday 7 September - we will be inviting children and parents to attend short transition sessions to meet our Reception staff and to familiarise children with their new classroom. Please note that dependent on the current guidelines we may only be able to accommodate one accompanying adult with each child and may ask that parents do not bring younger children with them.
  • Wednesday 8 September to Friday 10 September - Reception children will attend for half days only and have their lunch at home - children who are new to St Thomas will attend in the mornings and those who attended our Nursery will attend in the afternoons (times to be confirmed). 
  • Monday 13 September - all Reception children will start attending full time and have lunch in school.


All dates are provisional and could change subject to government guidelines, we hope to be able to offer families who are new to St Thomas a tour of the school as restrictions ease, we will post further information as soon as possible.



Meet the Team!  Hover over each picture to find out about their role.



Starting Reception Powerpoint Presentation




Your child may enjoy looking at our New Starters Powerpoint.

Starting Reception in September 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]

School Uniform


Please click on the following link for more information - School Uniform 

  • Reception children don't need PE kit until after October half term, you will need to know which house your child is in before purchasing
  • We don't have space for rucksacks in school, each child has a drawer which will accomodate a book bag and we recommend a drawstring bag for PE kit - suitable bags are available from the school office
  • All new children are given a free school water bottle when they start at St Thomas, replacements are available from the school office


Pictures & Activities


Please look through the pictures and you will find some activities to help you and your child to prepare for September.



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