Starting at Geddington School

Getting ready for school

In the term before a child begins school –

  • the Reception Class Teacher conducts home visits to get to know the child and parents in familiar surroundings.
  • on Transfer day in July children are invited to spend some time in the Reception class enabling the children to familiarise with their new environment before September.  Parents are welcome to stay with their child if they feel necessary to help their child settle.
  •  in July, parents come to the induction evening at 7.00pm in the School Hall to find out important information.

For the first three weeks in September, children attend school on a part time basis to build their confidence and to enable the children to make a successful start to their full time education. The older children will attend the first 2 weeks in the mornings and the younger children will attend the 2 weeks in the afternoons.  For the third week the children all attend the morning session and then go home after lunch.  The children attend full time during the fourth week as long as parents and teachers consider the child is ready.

All children in Reception Class and Key Stage One are entitled to Universal Free School Meals.

Equipment for School

KS1-Year 1 and Year 2

  • Book Bag –provided by Parents’ Association
  • PE kit Yr 1 and Yr 2:
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Plimsolls
  • Drinking bottle with non-spill lid

KS2-Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

  • Pencil case containing coloured pencils, round ended safety scissors, glue stick
  • A4 homework wallet
  • PE kit T shirt, shorts, plimsolls/ trainers
  • Drinking bottle with non-spill lid
  • Old shirt to protect clothing in Art and Design Technology

Uniform

  • White shirt, polo shirt or blouse
  • Navy school sweatshirt or cardigan
  • Grey/navy trousers, skirt or pinafore
  • Grey/navy/white socks. Grey/navy tights
  • Plain, dark, flat-heeled footwear

Optional summer uniform:

  • Grey/navy shorts
  • Blue gingham summer dress

School uniform is available to order online – see the school uniform download

For Safety and To Promote a Sense of Belonging: please ensure your child does not wear or bring the following:

  • High heeled boots or shoes
  • Knee high boots
  • White or coloured footwear
  • Tracksuits or jeans
  • Mobile phones
  • Jewellery except watches, sleepers and studs.  Please note that earrings must be able to be removed for PE lessons.