Admission Information for Children Starting at Dunalley in Reception September 2023
Welcome to Dunalley - A message from our Head Teacher:
Click the following link to see welcome email sent to all new starter families: New Starters - Head Teacher WelcomeWelcome to Dunalley - A message from our Early Years Team:
The Early Years team at Dunalley are delighted to welcome you to our school. This is the beginning of a very exciting journey and it is important that your child feels happy and secure as they begin their school life.
At Dunalley, we recognise the importance of the relationships we have with our families and value the information you share with us about your child. You have been your child’s first teacher since the day they were born and you know them best. By working together, we can help your child to become the best they can be. With this in mind, please know that you are welcome to ask us questions and please be as open as possible with the team, as this will help us to support your child.
Please take a look at the information below which will give you a taste of what you can expect when you join our school community.
We have put together a booklet for our families which provides lots of useful information, you are able to access the booklet by following the link below.
At the beginning of June you will be sent log in details to Edulink One which is our new communication software and where you will submit admission data for your child’s school record. It is imperative that you complete this in full and accurately when asked as it will provide us with important information required.
We highly recommend you download the Edulink One app to stay upto date with school life. Please find out more about Edulink One HERE.
Coronation Celebration – Friday 5th May at 3.30 pm
You are invited with your family to join us to mark this national event. Please bring a picnic, rug and, if you'd like to, wear Red, White & Blue.
Welcome ‘Tea Party’ – Friday 23rd June at 2pm
This will provide you with an opportunity to meet with our early years team and school leaders, we will also share practical information about starting school and discuss the ways in which we can work together to make the experience as positive as possible for your children. This is an information session for parents however children are welcome.
Please ensure that you bring your child's birth certificate with you to the tea party for our admin team to certify.
AiP, our catering provider will be at hand to offer a taster session of the lunches provided for the children.
Stay and Play Sessions - Tuesday July 4th and Tuesday July 11th from 2pm to 2.45pm
In addition to the welcome tea party, we would like to invite you and your child into school to enjoy ‘stay and play sessions’ with the EYFS teachers.
These sessions will be held on our front field and further information will be provided for families nearer the time.
Summer Festival – Saturday 8thJuly 11am – 3pm
Families are welcome to join the PTFA’s of local schools at Pittville School for a family event to raise money for the schools involved.
Starting school – Part time/Full time
We realise the importance of knowing school term dates as soon as possible and are pleased to be able to inform you now about the part time/full time schedule for your children in starting in September.
New Reception children will start PART TIME ONLY Tuesday 5th September to Friday 8th September, if the children are ready to attend school on a full time basis they will do so on Monday 11th September. Exact times and more detailed information for morning or afternoon sessions will be provided later this term.
Please complete the following information to complete your child's pupil record:
Tapestry: ACTION REQUIRED BY FAMILIES
To help us begin to find out all about your child and their interests we would like to invite families to start using Tapestry straight away. Tapestry is an online learning journal which will be used during the whole of your child's Reception year with us. Please register at the following link:
Please find full details HERE
Earlies & Lates Registration:
Booking for our before and after school care will open at 7pm on Monday 26th June - you will receive an email with a link to the form at 7pm. Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis. New starters are able to book sessions from the second week of the autumn term.
Further information can be found by following the links below:
Apply for Free School Meals here
Register for Free School Milk here