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Stivichall Primary School

Stivichall Primary School

Learning at Stivichall is a passport for life

New Reception Starters

New Reception Starters

Firstly, welcome to Stivichall Primary School and congratulations if your child has been successful in accepting a place in our Reception starting in September 2020.

Due to school closures because of COVID19, we are striving to share all of the necessary information digitally that we know is needed by parents and carers. We hope that the information shared on this page and elsewhere on the school website helps you and your child to feel fully prepared for starting with us.

As things move forward in the current situation, we will continue to keep you updated and share the necessary information on this page. Should you have any further queries, please do contact the school through the dedicated email address for new starters:

Pictures of our Reception areas

It is often helpful to show young children photos to help them get an idea for what to expect when they start. We have put together a slideshow of images of Reception indoor and outdoor areas and of some key parts of the school site. We hope this helps - click on the photo below to open the slideshow.

Meet the team

Click on the picture below for a presentation of pictures to introduce our lovely reception team!

Frequently Asked Q & A for joining Reception


Click on this picture below for lots of information that will hopefully answer the most commonly asked questions when joining and starting school.


Andy Blair School wear in Coventry are our uniform supplier and they have sent through the following information about supplying school uniform for September 2020 starters. Please click on the pictures below for a letter explaining uniform orders in the current situation and a discount voucher.


Free School Meals

As you are probably aware, all children throughout reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. It is still important to apply for 'Income related Free School Meals' if you feel that you might meet the criteria, as this can secure extra funding for the school to support your child (as well as the free meals).

Fun Club wrap around care

Please click on the picture below to find out more information about how to apply for your child to have a place at the Fun Club that operates onsite.

Supporting Your Child before they start in September

For parents with children under 5 years old, who have not yet started school, the Department for Education (DfE)’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that you can do at home with children to support their early learning.

There are many simple ways to help your children learn and it does not have to feel like ‘learning’. Having everyday conversations, make-believe play, and reading together, all make a big difference to your child’s development.

You can find more ideas and content from the BBC’s Tiny Happy People campaign and the National Literacy Trust Family Zone.

The Department for Education has guidance for parents of children aged 2 to 4 yearsand primary school age to support learning at home.

Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Please click on the link below to view the full document which contains useful information.


Support for Families: School Readiness Q&A  21st July - 5th August

Schools have been asked to direct families towards the 'Let’s Talk' School Readiness Question and Answer support provided by a panel of early years experts: