Inspiring a Love for Lifelong Learning
Ashford Park 2021 & New to Reception September 2022
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, please be advised that the Surrey County Council school admissions website is available to guide you through the Reception place application process in readiness for school places for September 2022: Apply for a place at a primary, infant or junior school - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)
We were delighted to invite a significant number of families for face-to-face Covid secure visits to Ashford Park throughout October, November and January, providing a flavour of just what our school is all about; and THANK YOU for the 224 applications received for our school.
We also hope that the following video which was recorded in 2020, provided a snapshot of our great school:
Please click for information: All about Reception entry
Please ensure that you attend the Information Evening for parents on 7th July at 6.00pm. We will provide you with more information about your child starting school and you will be given your admission pack.
Please see your individual letter for your class visit appointment between 5th September – 8th September.
We have loved welcoming our Reception children who have settled confidently and happily this September.
In reception at Ashford Park Primary School, our aims are:
- to support children in making a confident transition into school
- to provide a happy, caring and safe learning environment
- to plan learning experiences that meet the individual needs and interests of every child through a balanced provision of adult-led and child-initiated opportunities
- to support children to become confident and competent learners so that they are able to reach their potential
- to provide a broad and balanced high-quality curriculum in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance
- to foster positive home school links with parents and carers
To aid this truly unique transition during these uncertain times of COVID-19, we have a produced several presentations, which will provide you with more information about our school, how the Reception classes 'function', our shared expectations, and hopefully answer many of your questions.
Look around our reception classrooms
Have a look around our reception classrooms and explore our outdoor area with us. Find out a little bit more about some of the exciting learning that we will be doing together when you begin school with us!
Meet the Teachers
Meet Mrs Diplock, our Rabbit class teacher. She is reading "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen.
Meet Miss Buenafe, our Otter class teacher. She is reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
Meet Miss Roberts, our Dormouse class teacher. She is reading 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy' by Lynley Dodd.
Development Matters in the EYFS is a document that provides Guidance to ensure that we deliver high standards of early education and care that supports the development of every child. These principles underpin all future learning by supporting and fostering the children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing. It encourages positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning, and promotes learning through play.
Statutory framework for the early years: Framework
Guidance on what to expect at each stage of their child’s learning and development can be found here.
Guidance on supporting your child with starting school can be found here.
Reading varied and quality texts will be key to your child's success. Discover the 100 Best Picture Books to Read Before You're 5-Years-Old.
My name is Sam Girvan and I am the Home School Link Worker (HSLW) at Ashford Park.
I am sure both you and your son/daughter are excited and also a bit nervous about starting school, especially if this is your first time! Please don’t be, they will all be fine and so will you!
Below is a link to a CBeebies page where you will find some useful tips and ideas to make those first few days as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
You will also find my leaflet in your welcome pack which gives you a little more detail about my role within the school.
I look forward to meeting you all!