Starting School


This page is aimed at families who have a child due to start school in September 2024. 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.

Below are the dates of our open sessions. The 1:45pm and 6:00pm sessions will involve a talk from Mr Hutchings, followed by a tour of the school. The Open Day on Saturday 4th November is an opportunity to explore our school with your child and meet many of the staff and teachers that work at Cherry Garden. There is no talk from Mr Hutchings on this day but he will be there to meet you and discuss any questions or queries you may have.



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. 

Making Your Application

All applications need to be made online via South Gloucestershire admissions by 15th January 2024. Click here to visit the application page.

Pre-School Sessions

We believe the best way to get your child ready for September is to bring them into school regularly.

We run monthly sessions for pre-school children to help familiarise them with our school and their Reception teacher.

All sessions start at 2:30pm and finish at 3:10pm. There is no need to book a place, just show up just before the start of the session.