It is very important that Kindergarten parents inform the school as soon as possible if they think that they would like their child to continue into St Mary’s Preparatory (Reception) Class, as places are limited.
Kindergarten parents should complete the Entry to School form so that a place can be reserved. Offers of places are made in the December prior to entry the following September, and must be accepted by parents by the deadline (just after National Primary School Offer Day).
Once the place is accepted and confirmed, Kindergarten children making the transition to the Preparatory Class take part in a series of sessions designed to introduce the Preparatory Class and staff. In the Summer Term, there is an informal meeting Summer Term in preparation for starting school and the Preparatory Class teacher conducts home visits, which gives her the opportunity to meet the child and parents on familiar ground.