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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

Moving Up to Junior School

“The nursery ignites a love of learning in children that, like them, just keeps on growing."

Children leave the Pre-School Room happy, confident and independent learners ready to embrace the next stage of their education.

To ensure a smooth transition to our Reception class, we operate a staged programme of visits and events.  Between March and June (six months before they join the Junior School), children joining Reception, both from our Nursery and other pre-school settings, are invited to a number of Welcome to Reception events to meet the teaching staff and explore their new learning environment.  During the visits they will take part in 'getting to know you' activities.

In addition, during the Summer Term, we hold a Teddy Bears' Picnic, which is a lovely social occasion for both parents and children to meet staff and explore our lovely school grounds.  We also hold a Junior School Induction Day, where the children are invited to spend the whole day in Reception in preparation for the new school year.  The day starts with a welcome meeting with the Head of the Junior School and the Reception teacher, who will answer any questions parents may have about their child starting in Reception and the school day.

For more information on how to register your child for the Junior School click here.  To join us at one of our open events or to have an individual tour of the Junior School, please follow this link.