Congratulations and thank you for choosing The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great for your child. We look forward to meeting you in the near future and we hope that we shall have a very happy and successful relationship with you and your child.
By now you should have received the offer letter from the Local Authority. Parents who been offered a place have until Friday 24th April 2020 to respond to the offer: accept, decline or request to be placed on a waiting list.
We recommend that you accept the allocated school place as this in no way affects any request to go on the waiting list or appeal for an alternative school place but does ensure that your child has a school place for September 2020.
Please note if any schools on your waiting list can be offered, your original offer will be withdrawn and given to another child. If you require the original offer back, you may have to go on a waiting list which will be held in accordance with the school’s/academy’s admission criteria.
You will be notified of the outcome of your waiting list request by letter after Friday 15 May 2020. We will not act on any appeals before 15 May 2020. You have until 29 May 2020 to log an appeal.
We will be sending a Welcome Letter to all new Reception parents week beginning 27 April.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming all new children to our school.
What Happens Next?
To help you to get to know us better you will be invited to a Welcome Meeting, this will be held at Saint Gregory’s School. You will receive a letter welcoming you and your child to the school along with key dates for you to add to your diary. You will also be asked to fill in a pupil information form Pupil-Information-Form-0619.pdf if we do not receive this form by the deadline 7th July 2020 it will delay your child's start date.
The Welcome Meeting
The FS (Foundation Stage) team will be there to greet you. Parents/carers are asked to attend this meeting without the children, as this will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher, the Headteacher and the other new parents in preparation for this exciting new phase in you and your child’s life. At this meeting, the starting school induction procedure will be explained to you; you will be able to book your home visit and find out the date of your child’s special morning and which class they will be in.
On the day we will visit you in your home environment. The visit will last for about 15-20 minutes. This will be an opportunity for you to share with us any information about your child or family that you feel will be helpful, a chance to ask questions, a chance for us to share information with you and most importantly a chance for us to build a relationship with you and your child.
We will use this opportunity to chat with your child too about their interests and will also carry out some activities with them so that we can use this information to help settle them in to school. When the children start school, we find that they feel more comfortable and love to recount their experience with us!
What to expect from your child
What to pack each day!
How we connect
Parents Evening System
Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.
Starting School Brochure - Coming Soon