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School Readiness

School readiness is not only about children being ready for school, but also families and schools being ready to support the child when they are starting school.

Children have the potential to become school ready when families and schools work together to support the development of children’s confidence, resilience and curiosity.

A child who is ready for school will be:
  • Curious and confident about learning.
  • Resilient and ready to take part.
  • Able to take risks, ask questions and find solutions.
  • Confident, be active and be healthy.
  • Independent with self-care skills.
  • Comfortable to make friends and take turns.
  • Cared for and feel safe and secure.
  • Able to vocalise choices.
What Queensway offer to support your child before they start school:
  • Transition support to families and children when they are beginning Nursery/Reception in the form of settling in days and taster days when the children come into their new classroom.
  • Staff visit the families at home before the children attend school.
  • We have contact with nurseries, early years providers and settings to ensure that all information about your child is passed through to us before they begin school.
  • Strong home/school relationships, staff are available for parents and families to speak to if needed.
  • Offer a high-quality provision for the children to learn and develop in.
What you can do you make sure that your child is school ready:
  • Talk to your child about attending school.
  • Practise putting their uniform on and off.
  • Make sure that they are able to go to the toilet by themselves.
  • Encourage your child to spot writing in the environment.
  • Practise recognising their name.
  • Count everything! How many steps are there? How many pieces of pasta have you got on your plate?
  • Spot shapes in the environment.

Please see the link below for some other top tips on how to make sure your child is ready:

Other useful websites:

Contact Us

Queensway Primary School
Brantwood Rise, Banbury
Oxon, OX16 9NH

01295 251 631

Mrs Sarah Horbury-Jakeman