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A Warm Welcome from Mrs Meade, 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.


Open Evening – Tuesday 20 June 2023

Parents are invited to attend an Open Evening on Tuesday 20 June from 17:00 to 18:00. This evening will be a chance to meet Miss James (our EYFS Leader) and the rest of our Early Years team. We will discuss our curriculum, school day and answer any questions you may have. We will also give parents a tour of our Reception classrooms and the wider school.


Stay & Play Sessions - Tuesday 27 June 2023

We will be running several Stay & Play sessions for parents and children throughout the day on Tuesday 27 June – time slots to be advised. This will be an informal opportunity for our Early Years staff to meet the children and to introduce them to the Reception environment.


Transition Week - 5–8 September 2023

In September we will be trialling new transition arrangements in the first week of the Autumn Term which will enable us to give each child more individual attention and help them to settle in quickly. The children will be spilt into three groups each of which will attend a separate transition day before all starting school on Friday 8 September, parents have been advised of their child's group by letter.


  • Tuesday 5 September - Transition Day for Group 1 only

  • Wednesday 6 September - Transition Day for Group 2 only

  • Thursday 7 September - Transition Day for Group 3 only

  • Friday 8 September – ALL CHILDREN IN SCHOOL


Please click on the following links for more information: -

  • Please do not buy a PE t-shirt until you have been advised which house your child is in

  • We don't have space for rucksacks in school, each child has a drawer which will only accomodate a book bag - the children will be given a plastic bag for their reading/library books; more substantial bags are available from the school office

  • All children are given a free school water bottle when they start at St Thomas, replacements are available from the office

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