Starting at Whaddon School


Our aim is for the transfer to school to be as smooth as possible with the children feeling happy and secure throughout the process. As an induction to our school, pupils are invited to attend two afternoon visits. There is also an informal meeting for parents to give out information packs and admission forms and to discuss issues such as school routines, diary dates etc.

When will my child start school?

All children who were born between 01.09.16 and 31.08.17 are entitled to a school place from September 2021. 

Government legislation currently states that parents have the right to request a full time place from the September after their child’s fourth birthday. If you wish to take up a full time place please inform the school.

We are more than happy for your child to attend school full-time from September 2021 if you so wish. If you would prefer for them to attend the morning sessions only until the term of their 5th birthday, then we are happy to meet their needs in this way.