Starting School

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UPDATED - 24th June 2021

Welcome Meeting for parents - Thursday 24th June

Thank you for joining us for our Welcome Meeting to officially welcome you to Sutton Benger School. It was lovely to see so many of you there! Hopefully it gave you an insight into our school and the things we will do with your child to get them ready to join us in September. If you have any further questions please email the school office and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have. 

Induction play sessions for children

We would like to invite you to a play session in our outside area. Please phone the school office to select a 20 minute slot to visit us on:

Wednesday 14th July

Thursday 15th July


Friday 16th July

Due to Covid guidelines, can we please ask that only 1 parent attends and no other children. Thank you.

Contacting nurseries, pre-schools and childminders

As part of our induction process, we will contact your child’s nursery /pre-school / childminder to find out all about your child when in their setting. We will also hopefully be visiting them in July.

September 2021

Please note - start times may differ from the times below due to Covid guidance changes. We will inform you of exact start times as soon as we can.

First week in school (Thurs 2nd -  Fri 3rd September):

8.50am - 12pm

The children will line up by the wooden gate of our outdoor area and be led into school by Mrs Baldwin and Mrs Macklin. Due to Covid restrictions no parents will be able to come into the classroom. Children are to be collected at 12pm. Please line up outside the double gates on the side of the school (Queens Close) and maintain social distancing. We will bring the children out to you and hand them over one at a time. Please inform the office if someone different is collecting your child.

Second week in school (Mon 6th – 10th September): 

8.50am - 1pm (to include lunchtime)

The children will continue to be led in from the wooden gate of Rainbow’s outside area. Please collect your child at 1pm from the Queens Close double gate (as detailed above).

From Monday 13th September, your child will be full time in school. There will be an opportunity to discuss this if school or home feels that your child should continue part time.

First day of school...

Please bring the following things to school:

- Water bottle

- Waterproof coat

- Sunhat (if hot)

Wellies, all in one waterproof suits and PE bags can be brought in the following week.

All About My School

Please find to the right a booklet to share with you child – “All about my school”. In it, you will find pictures of the school and the staff who work there including your child’s teachers. It is a great way for your children to become familiar with school before they begin.

  • All-About-My-School.doc

Welcome to Willow Class

Please find below a booklet all about your child starting school. In it you will find lots of useful information about Sutton Benger School including uniform, structure of a school day and teaching and learning in Willow Class.

There is also the power point shared with you at our welcome meeting on 24th June.

  • Welcome-meeting-2021.ppt

  • Starting-School-Sept-2021.doc

School Information

Below you will find general information about the school that you may find useful. 

Information for New Parents
  • Parent-brochure.docx

  • safeguarding-volunteer-leaflet-nov-18.pdf

Sutton Benger CE Primary School
40 Chestnut Road
Sutton Benger
SN15 4RP

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