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Reception 2021


With Covid-19 cases rising around the country, we are unable to offer visits to the school this year.  We have put together a video to give you a flavour of our school and there will also be Zoom meetings where you can ask questions to find out even more.  Please follow the links below to register for one of the sessions. 



Register for an opportunity to ask questions with our Principal - Alison Ashcroft


Didcot Primary Academy Virtual tour

Reception parents information

Kind and Brilliant - the video!

Our Year 5 and 6 composed and wrote the lyrics for this song with Craig Mcleish

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many children are in the class?  There are two classes in our Reception cohorts with 30 places in each.  This is the legal maximum class size for children aged 4-7 (Reception to Year 2).  We generally have a full time teaching assistant in each class.  After Reception, teaching assistants are placed according to the additional needs within the classroom. 
  2. Will the classes mix? There is an interconnecting door between both reception classrooms and this is open during exploring time.  The large outdoor area is shared between Reception and nursery children. 
  3. My child is not yet completely toilet trained, is this a problem? Staff will help your child to become more independent in this area.  
  4. Do you have a catchment area? No, there is no set area.  However, children are allocated places strictly following our admission policy. The first children to be allocated are those that are 'cared for by the Local Authority' and children with an EHCP where the school has already been named.  The second group to be allocated are children of staff who have worked at the school for more than 2 years, then siblings and then by distance.  We have been heavily oversubscribed since we opened.  Children at our nursery do not have any advantage when being allocated a place. 
  5. When will we find out if we have been allocated a place? 16th April 2021.  We will be in touch with you shortly after this to start the transition work.  What we are able to offer will depend heavily on the situation with Covid-19.  
  6. When do I need to decide? You need to make sure that you have made your choice by the first deadline of 15th January 2021.  If you miss this deadline it is highly unlikely that you will be allocated a place at our school.  
  7. My child has special needs what help will they have? We have a large number of children on our SEND register and highly skilled staff.  Our SENCO will be in touch to discuss your child's needs in more detail if you are allocated a place.  It is highly unlikely that your child will be eligible for one to one support.