Starting School 2022

We are delighted to welcome you and your family to our school and are looking forward to your child beginning their learning journey at St Werburgh’s & St Columba’s in our EYFS department.  We will be in touch soon to invite you to an information meeting, during which we will endeavour to answer many of the questions you will undoubtedly have. We understand that moving on from nursery to school is an important stage for you and your child, and we will give you more information about our transition opportunities in the coming weeks.


I am Mrs McLintock, the EYFS Lead.  As part of your child’s transition to school, I spend time liaising with pre-school settings so we can make sure we know as much as we can about your child before they start school with us.  I would be grateful if you could let us know which setting your child has been attending so we can make arrangements to contact their key workers.


In preparation for your child starting school, staff will begin to make resources which have your child’s name on (eg peg labels, name cards).  If you would like us to use a different version of the formal name we have on record (eg Chris, rather than Christopher), it would be very useful for us to know sooner rather than later!


If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s transition, or to provide us with any additional  information, please contact us by email at


Myself and my caring EYFS team pride ourselves on ensuring each child has the smoothest transition possible to our school.  This is something parents and carers praise us for year on year, and we are very much looking forward to getting to know you and your families over the coming months.

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St Werburgh & St Columba Primary School

Lightfoot Street

Tel: 01244 478968

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