Kyson Primary School

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New Reception Parent Information 

A warm welcome to Kyson Primary School.

This area of the website is specifically for our new Reception parents and their children and contains information about transition to starting, activities, uniform purchase, lunch ordering and more!

 Welcome to Reception

Please find below a presentation that introduces children to Kyson including some of the adults they will meet when they start and a sneaky peek at the classrooms.

View document reception_2020_2/welcome_to_kyson.pdf

You can download the presentation by clicking here.

Recent Communications

Copy of all letters sent out to date can be found below.

Activities and Advice around Starting School

Please find a booklet about preparing children for school developed by the Professional Association for Childminders and Early Years:

Uniform

A full list and photos of the Kyson uniform can be found here

A number of uniform items can be purchased from the school office. Click here for the list and online order form

Please note that all ordered items, subject to stock availability, will be ready to collect from the school office from the week commencing 29th June between 8.30am to 3.30pm daily. It would be appreciated if you could please bring the exact money or cheque (made payable to "Kyson Primary School") in a named, sealed envelope.

Children come to school in September in their winter uniform.

School Lunches and ParentPay

All children in Reception are entitled to a free school lunch under the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals policy. Parents order these lunches using ParentPay.

Shortly after your child starts in Reception, you will receive a letter containing your child's ParentPay activation code which will allow you to order lunches going forward.  During the interim period children will be served an appropriate hot lunch.

Further information about lunchtimes, the ordering process and school menu can be found here.

Pupil Premium

The school is able to claim Pupil Premium for children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of a number of benefits, click here for the full list. Pupil Premium funding helps ensure that the school receives all the Government funding to which it is entitled. 

If your child is registered for Pupil premium before March 2024, they will be entitled to free school lunches , music lessons and assistance with payment for school trips, until they finish primary school regardless of any chance in your circumstances.  

If you think that your child may be eligible, please contact Children and Young Peoples Services on 01473 260989 or click here.

Milk

All children under the age of 5 receive free school milk as part of the Government Nursery Milk Scheme. Further information can be found here.

Staying in Touch

Kyson now has it's own mobile App which is free and easy to download. The App ensures that you receive alerts from the school and are able to access key  information at all times. Full information about downloading the App can be found here.

Once your child starts in September you will receive an email or text notification asking you to register with ParentMail. We currently use ParentMail (alongside the App) to send out newsletters and other communications. It is therefore important that you register your account with ParentMail.