Welcome to Reception

Hello and a very warm welcome to Holystone Primary School and to our Reception. In this area of our website you will find important information about your child starting school in September 2021. Every year we hold a Parent’s welcome meeting however as we are unable to do that this year we wanted to put all the information you usually receive here for you to read or print off.  Please look out for the documents we are asking parents to complete and return to us.  If any of your questions are not answered within these documents please do not hesitate to contact us at We are sorry that we are unable to confirm what the arrangements will be for September but as soon as we know we will be in touch.


We are the Reception Team

These will be your classrooms and the yards you will play and work on with your friends.


Our Reception Welcome Booklet can be found below.  This contains a lot of information we would normally talk about at our Reception meetings.  You will find this booklet very helpful - if you have any further questions please call school on 0191 9170004 or email



Here is some information about the Teaching Staff you will meet in Class RLW



Here is some information about the Teaching Staff you will meet in Class RSR

Here is a copy of our School Brochure which contains lots of helpful information about our school.



Here is a guide to uniform for our Reception children.



We use Tapestry Online Learning Journey which is a fabulous way to share your child’s Reception Journey. Please find the registration form here. This needs to be completed returned to the school office before your child begins Reception class.  Please return your form by post or by email to



A guide to our School Meals system – ALL children in Reception are entitled to a free school lunch but you must register for this. This information is usually included on the email when you are offered your child’s place.  If you have not registered please click here to complete the online form.

The school lunch menu for September is available below - Please read through the menu with your child and use this link to make their lunch choices for September



A guide to packed lunches – If you wish your child to have a packed lunch from home, here is some information about this.



Children can have milk daily in school. This is free until they are 5 and then you will need to pay for this. If you wish your child to have milk in September please register online at



Here is a copy of our Home School Agreement for you to read and sign on behalf of your child.  Please return your completed form by post or by email to

Can we please ask all parents to complete the form below to ensure we have up to date contact and emergency details for your child.
Thank you
Here is a copy of our GDPR form for you to complete and return.  Please return your completed form by post or by email to


Early Years Pupil Premium

The form below enables us to collect any additional funding to support your child’s school place through Early Years Pupil Premium

We would be grateful if you would complete steps 1, 2, 3b, 3c and 6 of the form below and return it to the school office by post.

Parents can choose to provide the additional information that will allow us to claim this funding, (if you are found to be eligible for these additional payments). 

You do not have to provide this information.

The Data Privacy Section at the end of the document sets out the information that is collected within the Parent Declaration Form, the purpose for which it is being collected, the requirements around the information and how it will be retained.

Thank you

Documents to return to school - Checklist
There are four documents on this page that we ask parents to complete and return to school before September:
  • Updated contact form
  • Tapestry registration form
  • Home School Agreement
  • Early Years Pupil Premium form
Please return your completed documents by post or email to
Thank you


Here are some additional documents you may find helpful