Reception 2023 admission information

 Admission Information for Reception 2023


We know that parents start making the all important decision as to where their child will begin their school journey some time in advance. Because of this, we know that many of you will want to see what schools have to offer.

We will start conducting 'look-arounds' for prospective parents/carers for children starting in Reception 2023 in September 2022. The look-arounds will take place on Thursday mornings at 9.30am. We believe that is it highly important that parents/carers can see the learning taking place during the school day.

If you wish to attend one of these sessions, please contact the school office on 01543 227210.

If you are not able to attend these face to face look-arounds, we have also put together this page on our website to provide you with a selection of tools and information to help you get an idea of what life at Christ Church CE (c) Primary is like. We hope that you find it helpful.


If you do have any further questions or need more information, please contact our school office on 01543 227210


Reception at Christ Church CE (c) Primary School

Christ Church CE (c) Primary School is a two form entry school from Reception to Year 6. Whilst we are extremely proud of our high achieving school where children leave us in Year 6 with very good outcomes  and strong life long skills, we are also incredibly proud that our school is a happy place where children love coming to learn. Our caring, Christian ethos underlies everything that we do and the values that we uphold.

Click here to see our EYFS policy.


Click here to see our 'Welcome to EYFS at Christ Church' booklet for our September 2022 Reception intake.

EYFS curriculum at Christ Church

Please click on the following link to see an overview of our curriculum offer: Curriculum offer overview



We use letters and sounds to teach the children phonics and we teach this via a programme called 'Bug Club'.
Please see below the PowerPoint from our recent Reading parents meeting. 
Reading and Christ Church


How can I help my child to prepare for school?

Click on this link to see what you can do with your child at home to prepare them to come to school in September

Admissions Process

If you would like to apply for a Reception place for your child for September 2023, we have all the information relating to the procedures below. We hold an introductory parents meeting inviting those who have gained a place at Christ Church in school during the summer term before your child starts school in September. During this meeting you will learn the specifics of a typical day in Reception as well as finding out more about the whole school.

- Admissions Policy

- Staffordshire Application guidance letter