Starting School

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Whiston Junior and Infant School and hope this will mark the beginning of a long and happy relationship with our school.

As your child begins their school career, you may be wondering what will be expected of them and how we can help our young people to acquire the skills that will help their learning to develop.

It is important that we recreate in school the security and care that you give your child at home.  It is also important that high expectations of behaviour and attainment are formed.  This will help our children to be successful, not only in this school, but throughout their whole education and in later life.

We try to create a smooth transition into Whiston Junior and Infant School to support new children and their families as we appreciate that starting school can be a very exciting but sometimes an anxious time for both child and parent.

With this in mind, we  plan a series of transition activities:

1. Firstly, our teachers arrange professional discussions with your child’s pre-school/nursery staff.

2. Where possible, our teachers also try to visit as many children as possible in their pre-school setting.

3. Whiston Pre-school are invited to bring in small groups of children into school to experience the FS2 environment and meet our staff.

4. We invite parents to bring their children into school for a series of transition sessions.

5. Finally, we encourage parents to request extra transition sessions and parent teacher discussions for any children with specific medical, social, emotional or educational needs.

The class teachers are Mrs Lodge and Mrs Perry.


Please see below some other useful support materials.


Kind regards,

Mrs T. Angell

Head of School

Take a look at our prospectus below and some other useful documents

File icon: pdf Familiy-Action-leaflet-1-Ready-to-learn-1 [pdf 860KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Ready-to-Learn-leaflet-2-Aug-13-2 [pdf 167KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Leaflet-3-for-web-Giving-your-child-a-helping-hand [pdf 192KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Leaflet-4-Preparing-for-change-at-school-web-version [pdf 213KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Transition Policy [pdf 507KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 EYFS Policy [pdf 674KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019_EYFS_Parent_Handbook [pdf 833KB] Click to download