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Information about starting school.

Starting School; some useful information


Please make sure all of the following items of clothing are clearly labelled:

  • shoes (a lot of the children have the same)
  • trousers
  • skirts
  • dresses
  • jumpers
  • cardigans
  • fleeces
  • coats
  • t shirts
  • tights
  • hats
  • gloves
  • scarves
  • P.E Kits (shorts, jogging bottoms, leggings, t shirts, jumpers, plimsoles, socks bag)


Please also ensure that the following school items are clearly labelled:

  • book bag
  • lunch box
  • water bottle
  • if your child requires any medication to be kept in school (inhalers, epipens etc) then these need to be in a clearly labelled secure box and will be kept in a medical cabinet.


If possible it would be beneficial if your child could do the following tasks independently:

  • get undressed and dressed (for P.E)
  • put on and fasten their coats
  • put on and fasten their shoes 
  • use a knife and fork
  • attempt to write their names with lower case letters and a capital letter at the beginning
  • go to the toilet, including wiping


For starting school they will need the following items:

  • book bag
  • water bottle
  • lunch box (if having packed lunches)
  • P.E kit: shorts, jogging bottoms/leggings, t shirt, jumper, socks (for girls to change into of they have tights on), plimsoles or velcro fastening trainers
  • drawstring PE Bag
  • coat
  • school uniform