Starting School

Welcome to St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School

Please find below information we think will be useful for when your child starts school.

The school year begins on Tuesday 5th September. The children will come into school as follows:

Tuesday 5th - Morning Only

Wednesday 6th - Morning Only

Thursday 7th - Morning Only

Friday 8th - Morning and Lunch (8.40 am - 1.00 pm)

Monday 11th - Morning and lunch

Tuesday 12th Morning and lunch

Wednesday 13th - Full Day

Thursday 14th - Full Day

Friday 11th - Full day

The gates open at 8.15 am and children are supervised on the playground from this time.

The whistle goes at 8.25am and the children are welcomed into school.

The morning session ends at 12.00pm.

The morning and lunch session ends at 1.00pm.

A full day is from 8.40am to 3.00m.

Ready for school checklist

In order to promote your childs independence when he/she starts school please could you encourage/help your child with the following important skills.

Can your child:

  • Respond to an adult or ask for help?
  • Put their coat on and off, managing the zip/buttons?
  • Get changed into shorts and t-shirt for PE quickly?
  • Fold their clothes into a neat pile?
  • Go to the toilet and wash their hands independently?
  • Get a tissue and blow their nose unprompted?
  • Carry a plate and eat with a knife and a fork?
  • Unwrap food packaging including peeling fruit?
  • Tidy up toys and put things away unprompted?
  • Wait for their turn when an adult is busy with others?
  • Comply with reasonable adult requests promptly

Further useful information 'What to excpect, when?'  can be found on the Department for Education website  -



Contact Us

St Wilfrid's Primary School

Greenbank Lane, Hartford

Northwich, Cheshire


Tel: 01606 288022