Starting School

We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September and we look forward to meeting you all at the start of this exciting journey. Our aim is to work in partnership with you to make the transition into school a smooth and happy experience for you and your child.

We have been busy planning our new induction arrangements for the children and in light of the current situation we have amended our induction programme to give your child the best possible start to school in a virtual way.

We will be using Tapestry to communicate with you prior to your child starting school so please ensure you set up your account when you receive your activation link on the 15th of June. This will provide plenty of opportunity for you and your child to get to know the school and their teachers before starting with us.

If you have any queries, please contact the school office or your child’s class teacher on Tapestry.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Please find below letters, booklets and links with useful information:

Uniforms – please see letter for uniform requirements

Uniform clothing and labels:

Mapac                       Name labels

Go To The Stikins Site To Order School Labels

Books, reading and services

Hampshire library service

Silly Squad – Summer Reading Challenge

Ready for school – great books to read before starting school

School Nursing Team

The School Nursing team have a form that they need all parents to complete.  Usually this is given out at the Welcome Meeting.  This Year it will be sent to you electronically and you will be emailed the details in due course.

Thinking about wee and poo now you are on your way to school

Aspens – our catering supplier

Aspens school approach

You will receive a letter with all the details you need to enable you to login to the Aspens Select System to order school lunches for your child.

Please see our website page Parents/Lunchtime for further help when ordering lunches.

Term Time Dates – Hampshire County Council

2020 – 2021 Hampshire School Holiday calendar

Inset days for 2020 – 22021 for Gomer Infant School will be confirmed and published later.

What will I learn at school, a guide for parents/ carers:

The Early Years Foundation Stage Booklet

Letters, info and other useful information:

  • Gomer Uniform letter – details of school uniform requirements and how to purchase.
  • Ready Steady School – leaflet on how to get your child ready for school
  • Easyfundraising – how to fund raise for the school whilst online shopping
  • Cool Milk Scheme – information & how to register on free school milk available to children under 5
  • Our School app – personalised app for our school that allows us to keep you updated with school information and events

If you are entitled to Pupil Premium, it is important to register. Pupil Premium provides additional funding which will benefit your child and school, for example subsided trips/ clubs and free uniform at the start of the academic year. It takes only 5 minutes to check if your eligibility and you will get an instant reply.

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/freeschoolmeals/juniorsecondary