Starting School

All children are entitled to full time education from the September after their fourth birthday.

Acorn VisitsChildren due to start school in Year R are invited to attend our ‘Acorn’ sessions in the summer term before starting school in September. At these sessions children can join in with Year R activities, play outside and meet the Year R staff and children. Parents and carers are invited to stay for one of these sessions and have the opportunity to find out more about starting school. You will also be able to buy school uniform if you so wish. You will be given more information and the dates for these sessions once you have accepted a Year R place at the school.

At Oakwood, Year R children are placed into colour groups according to their birth date. To ensure a happy start to school there is a staggered start to the first week followed by full time attendance there after.