Holmes Chapel Primary School is a Community School with an age range of 4 to 11 years. We have two mixed ability classes in each year group.
Our EYFS team work closely with all of our feeder pre schools, nurseries and childminders to help each child settle happily into our Reception classes. The children make a number of visits to school before they start in September and initially they come to school on a part time basis. This allows time for the children and staff to get to know each other. We have an information evening and coffee mornings to welcome new parents to our school community and to give parents information about how they can best support their child’s learning.
The two Reception classrooms are linked and the children also have access to their own creative room as well as a dedicated outdoor learning and play area.
Joining school after Reception
If your child joins the school after Reception or part way through the school year, you will be invited to visit the school with your child to meet the class teacher and the other children. We will contact your child’s previous school to ask for information that will help to make your child’s transition as seamless as possible.
Key Stages 1 and 2
Throughout Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2(Years 3 to 6) the children’s progress is monitored to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential. In Year 6 the children complete SATs in English and Maths.
In each year group, the teachers work closely together, supported by teaching assistants, to ensure the same curriculum is covered across both classes.
Transfer to Secondary School
The majority of our pupils transfer to Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. We have long established links with the Comprehensive School; children in Years 5 and 6 have several opportunities to visit and teachers from the Comprehensive School come to our school to talk to the children about their transition.