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Welcoming Parents and children new to South Wonston School

Usually we are able to offer all new parents the opportunity to visit and tour the school prior to a child starting at South Wonston School. Unfortunately at this time this is not possible due to COVID - 19 restrictions. We will however have a telephone conversation with you and provide you with as much information as we can through the website or by sending you information.


It really helps if you tell us of any issues concerning your child so that we can get to know them as quickly as possible and ensure a smooth transition.


We provide children new to South Wonston with a buddy from their new class, who will help them to settle in during their first few days. As well as showing them around, they will take care of them during playtimes and lunchtimes and make sure they have someone to play with.


One of our Pastoral Team, Miss Dickson or Mrs Bill, meets with all children new to South Wonston within the first few weeks to check how they are settling in. They also contacts each child’s parents during the first few weeks to check that school routines are working well and to establish if there is anything further we can do to support the transition process.

This ensures that we can address any issues that may have arisen from moving schools at the earliest opportunity.

If your child has any specific learning difficulties or is exceptionally able or talented please see the policies sections for further information on how we cater for their needs.

Children joining the school at the start of Yr R

For September 2021  - Our Induction program is different this year due to COVID - 19 restrictions. We are not currently able to invite parents into school for guided tours so will be providing information through our website where you will find a wealth of information about school life and what makes South Wonston a special place to learn.


Once your child has been allocated a place at South Wonston School you will be sent a Welcome pack containing 

all the information you need to start the registration and induction process. As well as lots of information there will be forms that you need to complete and return to school.


In June, Yr R staff will visit the local Pre-schools to gather information about the children transferring to South Wonston School. We will also telephone you so that we gather as much information as possible about your child. This helps us ensure a smooth transition into school.


  • In July we will send you and your child a short welcome video from their class teacher introducing themselves and reading a story.  Further story videos will be sent to you  share with your child.
  • In September you and your child will be invited into school for a short 15 minute visit, to meet the teacher and explore the classroom. 
  • During the first week of term your child will be invited to two Stay and Play sessions where they will meet their peers and become more familiar with the classroom.
  • School starts for Yr R children in the second week of the autumn term.


We offer a flexible entry pattern: full time or Part time - 3 days a week or 5 mornings in the first instance with the aim that all children are full-time by the second week of October. We work in partnership with parents to ensure that your child’s entry pattern is tailored to meet their individual needs.