St Stephen's Infant School

St Stephen's Infant School

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Welcome to

St Stephen's Infant School

  1. Parents/Carers
  2. New Starters


Information for New Starters 

If your child is starting school in September 2024 please visit  the 'Admissions' page for details of our Open Days. 

Have you accepted a Reception place for September 2023?

Thank you for choosing

St. Stephen’s Infant School for your child!


We are planning our New Parent/Carer meetings for the evening of Thursday 29th June 2023.

We will finalise the class lists in early June and send you an invite to attend one of the following meetings:

6.30pm – Yellow Class, 7pm – Blue Class or 7.30pm Red Class.

In the meantime, please explore this website and ‘like’ us on Facebook (there is a link on the top right hand side Homepage of the school website).


You can also keep in touch by subscribing to our newsletters, to subscribe please visit


We will continue to work in partnership with you to ensure your child’s start to school is as exciting and positive as we can collectively make it.

If you have any questions please contact the school office on 01454 866470 or email and

we will respond as soon as we can.

Thank you.

Photo Book

Please click on the link below to access a booklet of photographs to share with your child. The photos show the classrooms and other areas around the school.  We will update the staffing section before September. 

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Story Videos

 Hello, I'm Miss Smith. Welcome to Yellow Class. I am really excited about meeting you in September.

Before then have a watch of my story video and have a look at the book of photographs of Yellow Class and other areas around school. 




Hello, I am Miss Hughes. 

Welcome to Red Class. I am so excited to meet you soon!

Please enjoy this story video and check out the photo book (above) of your new school.

You can see your new classroom called 'Red Class', as well as the other areas like the Outdoor Classroom and Resource Area which are full of amazing things to play with.  

 Hello, my name is Mrs Hayes. Welcome to Blue Class. I am really excited about meeting you in September.

Before then have a watch of my story video and have a look at the book of photographs of Blue Class and other areas around school. 

See you soon!

Transition from Pre-Schools and Nurseries.

We will be talking to pre-school and nursery settings, as we always do, to find out where your  child is in their learning.

We have set out some useful resources to support your child's transition including 'A Road to School' document, so you can help to prepare your child for starting at St Stephen's. 

 Starting Primary School - The BBC have put together some articles, videos and resources to support you and your child with starting primary school.

Learning in Reception.

The Early Years is all about your child learning through play. Your child will spend most of their day in school accessing the continuous provision and following their own interests both indoors and outdoors. The areas within the classroom will be set up by adults who have taken into account your child's interests and next steps. The children will access these areas with support and guidance from teaching staff.


During the day, your child will take part in some short adult led activities focused around Communication and Language, Phonics and Maths. Although adult led, these will be fun and engaging sessions, planned with the children's interests and needs in mind.

There are ample opportunities throughout the week for outdoor play, as we believe this is vital for children's development.