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Starting Reception in September 2023

Starting Reception in September 2023

We are delighted that you are considering sending your child to Lewis Street in September 2023.

Reception- Children who attended Lewis Street primary start 7/9/23 full time
Children new to Lewis Street start 11/9/23 part time 9-11.30 or 1-3.15 as requested
All children full time from 18/9/23


We understand that your child starting school for the first time is a very important step which, even in normal circumstances can be daunting. Therefore, if you require any support or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the following email address:

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you and your child to the Lewis Street family at the beginning of a very exciting part of their learning journey.

To provide families with an introduction to our Early Years, we have put together a short virtual tour of our indoor and outdoor Provision at Lewis Street and a Virtual Welcome Meeting, please see below.


Staff in Reception

Ms Mead - Class Teacher
Miss Ali - Class Teacher
Mrs Brady - Learning Support Assistant 
Mrs Toft - Learning Support Assistant

Miss Sutton - SEND Learning Support Assistant 

Helen Sherwin - Phase Leader and Assistant Headteacher
Najet Mohsin - Speech & Language and Phonics Learning Support Assistant

Other Staff you will meet in Reception

Wendy McCormack - Executive Headteacher

Claire Kinch - Head of School

Charlene Skeels - Assistant Headteacher or Inclusion and SENDCo

Tracey Redgrave - Children and Families Officer and Deputy Safeguarding Lead


We do lots of enjoyable and messy activities in Reception, and inevitably the children will get dirty. For this reason we require children to wear a school uniform. We also ask that parents and carers provide a spare set of clothes which must stay on your child’s peg. These clothes do not have to be uniform, but they allow us to easily change your child should they have an accident or get wet. The clothes should be in a carrier bag labelled with your child’s name (no rucksacks, please) Please also supply a change of underwear, in case of ‘accidents’.

The school uniform for Lewis Street is as follows:

• White polo shirt
• Black or grey skirt/ trousers/ pinafores
• Navy sweatshirt/ jumper/ cardigan with or without logo
• Summer Months: Optional Blue & White Summer dress

• White polo shirt
• Black or grey trousers
• Navy sweatshirt/ jumper with or without logo
• Summer Months: Black/ grey shorts

Virtual Tour & Welcome Meeting 



Virtual Welcome Meeting July 2023