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Reception new starters

On this page I will add information that I feel will be useful prior to your child starting reception at Eastcroft Park. If you have any queries or suggestions please email

Starting Reception Intro Video

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School readiness ideas

School readiness poster

School Attendance:

Unlike in school nursery/private day nurseries there is a requirement to attend, and this is monitored! Non-attendance CAN result in investigation by the council's school attendance team and ultimately in sanctions for parents!

School Dinners:

ALL infant children receive a free school meal through the government universal free school meals scheme, there is no need to apply for this, you are just not charged should your child need/want a school dinner. Despite this, it is still worth completing a FSM application as any eligibility lasts 6 years (potentially whole of primary school). 


An example school menu is included below (this could easily change - I will update it when I know for certain)

Reception new starters information