Starting School

We understand that starting school is a time of change and can be a source of both excitement and anxiety for children and for their parents/carers. Positive transitions are vital for all children’s emotional well being and achievement. Below are some of the ways we support children, parents and carers starting at Cathedral Primary School:

  • Induction Evening held in the Summer Term 
  • Parent Information packs
  • Child Induction Booklets
  • visual timetable of school 
  • Possible phased entry settling period in September
  • Stay & Play and Story Time events before school starts

In order to support us further with your child's start at Rainford C E School and to encourage them to really look forward to starting please refer to the document- Helping your child look forward to school. 


Below are some books that you can read with your child to help them with the idea of starting at a new school:




Here are some top tips for supporting with Communication and Language at home:

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