New Starters – September 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Let me take this opportunity to warmly welcome you and your family to Cookridge Primary School. I am delighted that your child will be joining us in September and I am very confident that they will be happy and successful during their time at Cookridge Primary School.

In order to make life easier and to reduce the anxiety of, ‘Which forms do I need to fill out?’, please follow the step-by-step process located on this page. There are also links that navigate you around our website to important information that New Starters might need to know.

Complete the following Steps:

Step 1:

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Step 2:

Join us on our Induction meeting:

 Wednesday 12th June at 6:00pm (In the School Hall – Access by the bottom play ground – Entrance C).




Step 3 –

Fill out the following form – (This form needs to be completed by 5th July 2024)


Title Published Expires
Admissions form 10/06/2020 Never

Step 4:

Sign up to our Teddy Bear’s Picnic and a stay and play session by completing the forms below and submitting it (Blue links).

Colour group allocation for Stay and Play sessions and Teams W/C 8th July 2024 

If your child’s surname begins with (e.g. My name is Ben Kerr, so I would come to a BLUE stay and play and I would buy a BLUE PE uniform for my child.):
A, B, C, D:  RED
E, F, G, H, I, J: PURPLE
K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R: BLUE
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z: GREEN


July 2024’s transition timetable:

When attending all of the events, your child is more than welcome to come in uniform or their Team PE kit, if you have purchased any by the time of the events. Please don’t feel any pressure to do so, go with what you feel is right for your child. You are more than welcome to bring your child to both of the stay and plays that are allocated to your child’s team.

Step 5:

If you require a 1:1 meeting on Wednesday 3rd July, to discuss in more detail your child’s needs, please book on the form below (OPTIONAL): 

(Optional) Reception Parent Consultation Booking

Step 6:

Sign up to Tapestry:

 – Reception’s online learning journal for parents/carers to access and view child’s learning.


Title Published Expires
Tapestry 10/06/2020 Never

Step 7:

Download our school App and follow the guidance on the video below, making sure you set your categories to ‘EYFS’ and ‘EYFS New Starters 2024’:

Still struggling with the technical apsects of the App? Please follow the link or the QR codes to view our web and App provider’s website:
Smart School Parent App – Parent Guide:
Contact the App Support Team:


In September you will be given a further user name and password to link with your child’s attendance figures and receive individual notifications



Step 8:

In an effort to support those parents who work, we want to ascertain how many new parents would need before and after school care so we can adjust 

Beehive request form (Before and After School provision)

Our booking system for the before and after school childcare will be available to parents of new to EYFS children at the begin of June. Please use the link below in JUNE.



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