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St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Academy

“As God’s children, we touch the lives of others through our thoughts, words and actions.”

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New Starters 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,                                                                                                           


Welcome to St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Academy!


On behalf of our whole school community, I would like to thank you for choosing our school and we look forward to welcoming your child into our school family. We take care in planning your child’s transition from their previous pre-school/ nursery settings and we understand that this is an important milestone for your family.


If you wish to accept your place, please email as soon as possible.


Likewise, if you choose not to accept your place, we politely request that you email us so that we can open the place to another family. 


We use the ClassDojo app as our primary means of communication between families and school. Please download this app using the App Store on your phone. It is free of charge. We will send out a link for you to access the app when you have accepted your child's place. You will be notified with school updates and up to date information regarding transition for your child. You will be able to send messages to key members of staff with any queries you may have. Please ensure notifications are turned on for this app.


Our school website will be updated regularly with transition information and you will receive a Welcome Admissions Pack in the post. 


We would like to thank you again for choosing St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Academy and we look forward to meeting you in due course.  


With kindest regards,


Mrs Jessica Storton 

Deputy Headteacher

EYFS Leader/ SENCo



Tuesday 21st May at 5:30pm – Welcome Meeting


You are invited to attend our annual Welcome Meeting in the school hall. There will be a lot of information shared at this meeting so we politely request that only parents/ guardians attend and that you make alternative provision for your child.  You will meet key members of staff at school, including your child’s class teacher. Important information will be shared at this meeting so it is important that you make every effort to attend, even if you already have children at school.

At this meeting, please bring along your child’s full birth certificate. Pupils cannot start school without the birth certificate being checked.


Medical Needs and Allergies


If your child has any medical needs, including allergies and asthma, or any special educational needs, you are invited to book an appointment with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This will include writing medical care plans if needed. To book an appointment or if you are unsure whether this applies to you, please email or phone the school office.


Tuesday 2nd July – Your Child’s First Stay and Play Session.


We welcome children into the Early Years classroom so that they can get to know their teachers and make new friends. We encourage parents to leave their children to play.

Children cannot attend this session without returning the admission paperwork enclosed. (Drop off and collection from the Reception class entrance on Poulton Road.)


9:15 am – 10:30 am - Group A (Pupils whose surname begins with A - L)

10:45 am – 11:45 am - Group B (Pupils whose surname begins with M - Z)


Thursday 4th July 3:30pm – 5:30pm – Summer Fair


You are invited to join us at our Annual Summer Fair on the playground. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other families and the school staff. Family members are more than welcome to join us too.


Friday 5th July – Your Child’s Second Stay and Play Session.


This is a chance for your child to see their new friends again and spend time in their new classroom. We encourage parents to leave their children to play. (Drop off and collection from the Reception class entrance on Poulton Road.)


9:15am – 11:00am – This is for all children starting reception class in September.


Thursday 11th July – Teddy Bears’ Picnic


Your child is invited to bring their favourite teddy along to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic! We will sing songs, share stories and your child will have the opportunity to play with their new friends and teachers. (Drop off and collection from the Reception class entrance on Poulton Road.)


9:15am  – 11:00am – This is for all children starting reception class in September.


Telephone Conversations/ Home Visits – Thursday 4th July all day / Friday 5th July PM


At the welcome meeting, you will be able to book in a time for your child’s teacher to either contact you via telephone or visit your home and meet your child in a place that is familiar to them.


Nursery/ Pre School Visits


The class teacher will call or visit your child’s nursery during the summer term to meet them in a setting that is familiar to them. Please ensure that you document where your child currently attends in the admission paperwork.


Arrangements for September


Wednesday 4th September - Group A (Pupils whose surname begins with A - L) to attend school for their first day. Drop off at 8:45am and collect at 11:45am. School uniform to be worn.

Wednesday 4th September - Group B (Pupils whose surname begins with M - Z) to attend school for their first day. Drop off at 1:00pm and collect at 3:15pm. School uniform to be worn.


Thursday 5th September - All children to attend school. Drop off at 8:45am until 12:00pm.


Friday 6th September - All children to attend school. Drop off at 8:45am - 1:00pm. Pupils will stay for their lunch. All pupils in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. Two hot lunch choices, jacket potato with choices of filling, sandwiches and wraps are offered daily. If you wish to send your child with a packed lunch, please provide one from today onwards. 


Monday 9th September – Children start full time. Please arrive promptly at 8:45am. Children will be marked late if they are not at school by 8:50am. School finishes at 3:15pm.