Starting School

This page is aimed at families who have a child due to start school in September 2021. If you are looking to start a child mid-year, please visit our Admissions Page.

We recognise that choosing the right school for your child is a really important decision and we want to provide you with high quality information about our school in order to support you. There is a large amount of information about our school on this website but we believe the best way to get to know us is by visiting. We encourage you to visit the school during the working day when you will get a good sense of what the school will feel like for your child.

Please click on this link to read our prospectus.

Open Session

Saturday 12th December 2020 - 11am until 1pm

You are warmly invited to visit our school on Saturday 12th December, between 11am and 1pm. This is open to all prospective parents and their children to give them an opportunity to view our school in the light. Please note that this open session does not include a talk from our headteacher, Tom Hutchings. Please book onto one of the meetings below to talk with him.

For the duration of the open session, we politely request that you wear facemasks both inside and outside of the building. Thank you.

Visits

Starting school in September 2021?

Please find below the dates of our open evenings for parents who have children due to start school in September 2021. 

  • Thursday 1st October - full
  • Tuesday 13th October - full
  • Monday 19th October - full
  • Tuesday 3rd November - full
  • NEW DATE: Thursday 3rd December - full
  • NEW DATE: Tuesday 8th December - full
  • Thursday 10th December - 2 spaces available
  • NEW DATE: Saturday 12th December (9:30am) - full
  • Tuesday 15th December - full
  • NEW DATE: Thursday 7th January 2021 - CANCELLED DUE TO LOCKDOWN

Please note that due to Covid-19 and social distancing, we are holding these events from 7pm until 8pm for a maximum of 8 adult visitors. No children will be allowed to attend at the present time.  All places must be pre-booked by email to office@cherrygarden.org.uk

Your place(s) will be confirmed and then nearer the time of your visit you will receive an email giving further details including the social distancing measures we have put in place.

If you are unable to visit, but would like to know more about our school, please do look at our school prospectus. If you then have any further questions, or would like a discussion with our headteacher, Mr Tom Hutchings, then please email the school on the above address with your name and telephone number and request a call back.

Making Your Application

All applications need to be made online via South Gloucestershire admissions by 15th January 2021 . Click here to visit the application page.

Pre-School Sessions

While we believe the best way to get your child ready for September is to bring them into school regularly we are not able to facilitate this at the present time.

We usually run monthly sessions for pre-school children to help familiarise them with our school and their Reception teacher. We will, of course, recommence these as soon as we are able and will advertise this on this page of our website.

 

Ready for School?

Children are all different and there is no one definition of what makes a child ready for school. There are, however, a number of indicators which mean your child is well on the way to being ready. We have produced a short booklet about school readiness which you can download below.