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Reception New Starters September 2024


My name is Karen Hunnisett and I am the Early years lead here at Heathlands. 


We have our Caterpillars class for our nursery children who can join us the term after they have turned three and our Butterflies reception class.  We are very lucky to have lots of outdoor learning space as well as our woodland area known as the Spinney.  The children who start in our Early Years leave us with an excellent attitude to learning and play, they become independent and simply love being part of the Heathlands family.  They build strong relationships with the foundation team staff and this supports their confidence as they continue their journey through the school.  We set high expectations for behaviour and support the children to meet these which means that they are in the best position to learn.  Our classrooms are buzzing with excitement and determination which makes it a very magical place to be.


If you have chosen to join us at Heathlands then we are very excited to meet you, if you are still considering your options - why not make an appointment to have a tour and meet with staff.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


kind regards

Karen Hunnisett

Admission offers

We will be writing to all new parents in the first two weeks after Easter break to welcome you and your child and make arrangements for you to come and visit and meet the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school community.


Reception applications once offer of a school place as been given:

Dates for the Diary


  • Tuesday 11th June 2024 - Parent Welcome Meeting at 4:30pm


  • Friday 28th June 2024 - Teddy Bear Club. (Child and one adult)


            9:30am - 10:15am


           10:30am - 11:15am


  • Monday 1st July 2024 - Parents to have completed Heathlands Primary Academy online admission form


  • Friday 12th July 2024 - Teddy Bear Club (Children only)


            9:30am - 10:30am

September 2024 transition into Reception


Week commencing 2nd September 2024 -

                                                                    Monday and Tuesday Inset day no children in school.

                                                                    Wednesday 4th September 2024 - 8:40am - 12pm


Week commencing 9th September 2024 -

                                                                     8:40am - 1pm - Children will need a packed lunch provide from home or parent to order meal from Chartwells


Week commencing 16th September 2024 -

                                                                     Children attend full time from this date 8:40am - 3pm