Starting School

Gomer Infant School virtual tour

Please click here  to view a video of our school.

Welcome to our new Year R intake – September 2024

We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our community. 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.

For now, please accept your child’s place as detailed in your letter from Hampshire County Council by providing the necessary documents to our school office by Tuesday 30th April.

We use Arbor as our pupil management system, you will have received an email to allow to upload your child’s details, please click here for further advice on what information we require from you.

We will be using Tapestry (a secure online learning portal) to communicate with you and further information on how to set up your account will be sent to you soon, please ensure your account is set up once you receive this so you don’t miss out on any information. If you have any queries, please contact the school office / 02392 580808.

Useful Information for Parents/Carers

Arbor – information we need from parents/carers

Useful Information for Year R children starting school at Gomer Infant School

Uniform clothing and labels:

Uniform requirements

Name labels

Mapac welcome letter

Mapac website

Go To The Stikins Site To Order School Labels

Books, reading and services

Book Trust – books to help prepare children for school

Ready for School – books to read before starting school

Hampshire Library Service

Hungry Little Minds

School Nursing Team & NHS Services

For further information on the School Nursing Team or you can visit their website.

NHS Healthy Child Programme

NHS Chat Health Information

School Readiness – Courses & Workshops:

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

Hampshire Healthy Families Portal

Hampshire County Council Education Catering – our catering supplier

Find out more – Food to flourish – school lunches with Hampshire County Council Education Catering and School Lunch Hub.

You can follow  Hampshire County Council Education Catering on Facebook for tips and upcoming events to help get your little one ready for school.

You can order your child’s lunch choice via Arbor.

You do not have to pay for lunches, under the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UFSM) programme, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free lunchtime meal.

Term Time Dates – Hampshire County Council

Hampshire School Terms and Holidays calendar for 2024 – 2025 (with Inset Days)

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

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

Please also have a look at our Curriculum page.

Parent Teacher Association

Find out more about Pogos (our PTA).

Letters, info and other useful information:

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.

Free School Meals – Pupil Premium Criteria