Starting School

Starting school in September 2024

If your child is 4, or will turn 4, before 1st September 2024, they can start school in September 2024 – for further information on how to apply for a place, please go to our Admissions page.

Applications open for Hampshire residents on 1st November 2023 and the closing date is Monday 15th January for Year R September 2024.

Gomer Infant School virtual tour

Please click here  to view a video of our school.

Welcome to our new Year R intake – September 2023

We are delighted that your child has joined us 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 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 adminoffice@gomer-inf.hants.sch.uk / 02392 580808.

Useful Information for 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

The School Nursing Team will have sent you an introductory letter to give you more information about their services, or you can visit their website.

School Readiness – Courses & Workshops:

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

Hampshire Healthy Families Portal

HC3S – our catering supplier

Find out more – Food to flourish – school lunches with HC3S and Year R New Starter Guide, New Starter Hub

You can follow HC3S 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 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 2023 – 2024 (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