Assessment Day

WHAT HAPPENS ON RECEPTION ASSESSMENT DAY?

We realise that this may be a stressful time for parents and children applying to join our Reception year, so we will invite you to bring your child to school in the October of the year before entry (e.g. October 2021 for entry in September 2022) and the School will be closed to existing pupils so that your child is not distracted or worried about the presence of older and larger children.

Whilst you are offered tea or coffee your child will be taken to join a small group of children for the assessment session. The children are grouped by current nursery where possible to try to ensure they see a familiar face. This also causes less disruption to the nursery.

These group sessions will last about 45 minutes, during which the children will be encouraged to talk about their understanding of the world, but we are really interested in how your child interacts with other members of the group, and how much social development has been made. The children’s age will be taken into account at this time. At the end of the session, your child will be brought back to you, and you will be free to leave.

We will advise you of the results of the assessment within a week.

Please note that applications for Reception 2022 should be with the School Office before Thursday 30th September 2021; we will be unable to accept applications after this date.