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New Starters September 2023

Welcome to Locking Primary School


Congratulations on receiving your place at Locking Primary School! We are so excited to meet you and your family and we cant wait to get started! We know that starting school is a huge milestone in your child's life and we will be with you every step of the way to make their transition to school a smooth, happy and successful one!


Coming soon to your front door... Look out for a special delivery for you and your little one during National offer week (WB 17th April 2023). We want every child to feel part of our school community right away, so a member of our team will be delivering a new school book bag, featuring our special squirrel logo, filled with lots of useful new starter information for you as well as a letter for your child.



New Reception starters welcome letter - 18.4.2023

Important Dates Coming Soon...


New Starter Welcome Meeting: Wednesday 24th May 2023 at 5.30pm


Stay and Play Session: TBC


Locking Summer Fest: Friday 14th July 2023 (you will receive a free family ticket in your book bag this week)


July Home Visit: This will be given out at your stay and play session in term 6


September Part Time Hours: These will be given out at your stay and play session in term 6


Why Locking?..


We know your little one is going to have such a special time here with us at Locking Primary School. Here are a few things that some of our current Reception children have to say about us and their learning journey so far...


"I love it when we learn on the carpet. I love writing letters and I love playing on the bikes.

The grown ups are kind and they give me hugs" Owen


"I love learning! We've had chicks in our class, I learnt that the brown one has stripes and runs fast." Maxi


"In the outside area you can climb on the climbing frame and I like playing superheroes with my friends. I love the teachers because they look after everybody." Ezra


"I love building with my friends. We have lego challenges." Connor









Here's what some of our current Reception parents say about their child's experiences so far... 



“The teachers take their time getting to know each child really well.

This shows that they really care and have time for them”


Locking School go above and beyond for all children. Our daughter settled in so well, her confidence has grown so much and she is very happy. The teachers are great listeners, nothing is a problem and they will help in any way they can."


"I can honestly say Locking School is such an amazing school. All the teachers take their time to listen."


"The teachers are keen to allow us to share in what they do in the classroom. My little one loves the weekly challenges and cant stop talking about what she does every day."


"The learning through play approach is perfect for this age group and I am so pleased my son has had access to this, as well as the amazing outside spaces. We are very pleased we chose Locking School."



and some hints and tips for when your little one starts school... 



"My tip for the first day is to talk about it lots with your little one. Be prepared for them to stride into class without taking a look back! Maybe put a tissue in your pocket, just in case you may need it!"