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New Reception Pupils - Sept 2024

Welcome to Reception

 We understand that you will have lots of questions and there is a lot of information to take in when your child first starts school.

Here at GHF we pride ourselves in the warm and friendly welcome we give to all of our families.  We offer a safe learning environment where everyone is supported to achieve their potential, where we offer a hot meal cooked on site and lots of opportunities to learn and play.  Along with our wrap around care facility from 7.30 am to 6.00pm each school day we feel we offer everything your child needs to grow and flourish.     We look forward to welcoming you into our school family.


Once you have received your school offer, we will have a briefing session for parents in June (Date to be confirmed).  During the parent briefing, our teachers will explain how we all work together to help your child settle in quickly. We will talk to you about various things that you will need to know about starting school; for example, the date your child will be starting school, the routines, lunch arrangements, school uniform, assessments and what your child will be learning. We will also make some suggestions on how you can best prepare your child and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions too.   We ask that children do not attend this briefing. 

If your email has changed since you made your application, please email the office at with the subject header 'Reception 2024' so that we can update your contact, as we would not want you to miss any information.

The children have the opportunity to spend part of the day with us in July 2024 (date to be confirmed) and more information will be provided at the parent briefing.