At Newlands we have two specially designed Reception classes, equipped to meet the needs of four-year-olds. Children start in a reception class in the September before their fifth birthday. The reception classes offer children a happy beginning to their school life.
Emphasis is placed on play activities together with rhymes, songs, stories and discussions and we also help them to learn to record some of their findings and thoughts.
Our main aims are to:
Stimulate their imagination and creativity
Enrich language development
Form a basis of mathematical understanding
Encourage the development of manipulative skills
Offer the chance to explore different materials
Develop muscular strength and co-ordination
Create habits of listening and concentrating
Establish the use of symbols and patterns which form the basis of reading and writing
Extend their understanding of science and the world around them
Respond to their needs to explore through their senses
Above all, we want to help the children learn to respect and enjoy the companionship of other children and adults, develop their self-confidence and evolve a sense of security within the school routine.
Applying for a Reception place for September (4 & 5 year olds)
If you would like your child to start school with us you can: Apply Online
You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It’s in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only 1 school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.
For advice email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Application acceptance dates change yearly, please check the above website or contact KCC admissions to find out more.
If you are unhappy with the school place you’ve been offered, you can appeal for any of the schools you named in your application.
KCC recommend you still accept the place your child has been offered. This will not affect your appeal and will guarantee your child has a school place if your appeal is unsuccessful. If your appeal is successful you must remember to tell the school you were originally offered that you no longer want the place.
If you weren’t offered your chosen school, this is usually because the school is full and there were other children who more closely met the school’s oversubscription criteria.
Please see the KCC website for more information.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Would you like your child to move schools?
Have you just moved in the area and would like a school place for your child?
We are always happy to receive applications from pupils in any year group.
If you are interested in applying for a place at our school please contact us directly to enquire about places.
More information and an in-year admission form can be found on the KCC website: