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 2022

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 / 02392 580808.

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

Uniform clothing and labels:

Uniform requirements

Name labels


Go To The Stikins Site To Order School Labels

Books, reading and services

Book Trust – books to help prepare children for school

Hampshire Library Service

Hampshire Library Service is also running a ‘Let’s Get Ready for School’ course for parents and carers of children starting school in Year R in September. This is a free, virtual course, 10.00-11.30am, dates are:

June – 15th, 22nd, 29th, July  – 6th, 13th. For further information and how to book your place please click here.

School Nursing Team

The School Nursing Team will soon be sending you an introductory letter to give you more information about their services, or in the meantime, please visit their website.

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

You will soon receive further information about school lunches including a letter with all the details you need to enable you to login to Scopay to order for your child.

Term Time Dates – Hampshire County Council

2022 – 2023 Hampshire School Terms and Holidays calendar

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:

  • 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.

Free School Meals – Pupil Premium Criteria