‘With Love We Grow’

New Starters 2021 - 2022

Miss Singleton

Deputy Headteacher

New Intake September 2021

Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

We are delighted that you and your child will be joining our school this coming September. On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community. 

Starting school is a milestone for both you and your child. It is a time to be celebrated and we will do everything we can to ensure it is a positive experience for everyone.

As a school, we are committed to smooth and timely transitions that allow each child to settle in, get to know their teachers and make new friends. With this in mind, we will be inviting you all to a number of events. These will begin with an Induction Meeting for parents on 9th June, followed by opportunities for the children to visit the school setting for transition sessions and a teddy bears' picnic. We hope these occasions will help prepare you all for the initial steps in your school journey and give the children the best possible start to their time at St Joseph's.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will post lots of useful information to this page including videos to meet the Early Years Team and virtual visits to see the Reception classroom and outdoor area. 

Hopefully, the information on this page will answer many of the questions you may have about your child starting school with us but you can contact the Early Years Team directly with any queries by emailing:




Class Teacher – Miss Singleton

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Trott and Mrs Entwistle


Class Twitter Page

Keep up to date with all the exciting things happening in Reception class by following our class Twitter page at: https://twitter.com/EYFSwithMissS                                                                                                                                                                      You will find weekly posts celebrating wonderful work and showcasing the learning opportunities and experiences of the children.


Preparing for School

Many parents want to know how to get their child ‘School ready’ so below is a collection of websites, ideas and activities to help. However, it is important to remember that every child is unique and may learn at a different pace. The most important way to ensure a child is school ready is to promote independence, build confidence and encourage them to have an inquisitive mind, asking questions and engaging in conversations. This will develop their communication and language as well as their understanding of the world, which will help children be ready to learn when they start school.


The links below have some useful information to support transition:

Lancashire Early Years - Starting School



Getting Ready to Start School in Lancashire



Top Tips for Parents/Carers



Hungry Little Minds



Bitesize Starting School



Key Dates for Transition

Wednesday, 16th June - Group A 1:15pm–2:45pm

Wednesday, 23rd June - Group B 1:15pm–2:45pm

Monday, 6th September – Group A 9:15am-11:15am  /  Group B 1pm-3pm

Tuesday, 7th September – Group A 9:15am-11:15am  /  Group B 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, 8th September – All children 9am-12pm

Thursday, 9th September – All children 9am-1:30pm (Lunch eaten in school)

Friday, 10th September – All children 9am-1:30pm (Lunch eaten in school)

From Monday, 13th September all children will attend school full time. The school day for Reception is 8:45-9am drop off and 3:05pm collection.

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Rothwell Road, Anderton, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9LZ

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