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Transition for your child joining Reception

To enable a smooth transition for your child we offer Rising 5’s sessions in the Summer Term prior to them joining Mead Road School.  These sessions allow your child to become familiar with our school surroundings and staff. 

During one of these sessions we will hold a parent meeting to discuss school readiness and expectations for September.  At the Rising 5’s sessions we will also offer you a home visit appointment that will take place in September.  This allows the Reception Teacher and Teaching Assistant to get to know you and your child in a familiar setting.

At the parent meeting we will inform you of the starting school arrangements.  In order to help your child settle as quickly as possible into school life we gradually build up to full time.


Parent/carers of children in Year 2 at infant schools must apply online for a Year 3 place at their linked junior/primary school. There is no automatic move from infant  school to  Year 3. Access to the admissions system is from their own local authority websites.

See guide to applying for your child's place online.

Key dates for 2021

  • Friday 15 January 2021- application closing date.
  • Friday 16 April 2021 - offer day.
  • Friday 30 April 2021 - deadline for acceptance of offer.




To aid your child in their move to Year 3 at their new school, a taster day/session is offered.

If your child is moving on to Red Hill Primary School the Year 3 staff from Red Hill visit Mead Road to get to know the children.  They spend time discussing the children with our Year 2 teacher in terms of progress, attainment and individual needs.


Transition meetings are held between our Yr. 2 Class teacher and receiving teachers in all new schools to support the hand over of key information and all children are supported with their transition through a programme of activities which explore the practical, emotional and social aspects of moving on to a new school, for all our yr. 2 pupils in the Summer term.