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Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


Important Information for EYFS New Entrants September 2023

Welcome to Minster Church of England Primary School. This page of our website is just for you, and we hope it will provide lots of useful information for you over the next few months and help you prepare your child for school.


We want to wish you all a very warm welcome to Minster Church of England Primary School.

We hope this page will be useful to provide you with links to all the information you need to prepare for you child starting with us in September.


Many of you will already have children in our school nursery and so will be familiar with some of the information about the school, but for some of you this will be the beginning of your journey at Minster Church of England Primary School. We hope that, whichever the case, you will find this page informative and helpful.


We have a robust transition in place, which is tried and tested over many years that has received positive feedback from parents about how it has supported their child to settle into school life. This includes meetings with pre-schools and nurseries as well as sessions in school, in smaller groups, to enable us to get to know your children.


The Induction Information Meeting for Parents & Carers on Wednesday 14th June will be a chance to meet the Early Years team and other members of the school community, to hear more about a typical day in school and our starting school arrangements.

Please note we cannot accommodate children in these meetings so please do ensure you organise child care should you require this.


Please do visit other pages on our school website – you will find further information about our wider school approach including  Staff, Curriculum and Special Educational Needs.  In addition, please do follow us on social media for regular photos and information updates on the whole school: Instagram or Facebook.


To ensure we can stay in touch please make sure you let us know ASAP if any of your contact details change.  This will ensure you don’t miss any vital updates.


Once again, we welcome you and your child to Minster Church of England Primary School and look forward to meeting you.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (Kirsty Hawes-EYFS Leader and Assistant Headteacher) via my email: 


We are looking forward to meeting you all very soon. smiley


Mrs Hawes and the Foundation Stage Team

Who are the EYFS Teachers and Teaching Assistants?


Parent Induction Information Evening

Wednesday, 14th June

Time: 5pm

(This meeting is intended only for adults and will be unsuitable for children)


Play Sessions

These sessions are aimed just for the children

Thursday 22nd June

Thursday 29th June


Time: 1:30-2:30pm


Teddy Bear’s Picnic


Thursday 6th July

Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm

No food is needed for this.

Please send your child in with a small teddy J


Parent Teacher Meetings

4th  – 6th  September

We will let you know times at the Parent Induction Evening in your personalised pack



September 2023

Thursday 7th September-Friday 8th September

Children half day (time to be confirmed at parent induction meeting)


Monday 11th September – Friday 15th September (8:55am-12:30pm)

Half Days with Lunch


Monday, 18th September (8:50am-3:10pm)

Children start full time


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What will my child be learning in their first few weeks at school?

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Trust Information

Willows Academy Trust

The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School