Harton Primary Reception

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Applying for a Reception Place

Applications for primary school places are made via South Tyneside Council. You can apply for a place for your child online via the South Tyneside Council website. Please ensure you apply for your child’s Reception place before the South Tyneside Council deadline date. Any applications received after this date will be considered as ‘late’ applications. If you have any queries please contact the South Tyneside School Admissions Team on 0191 424 7767 or 0191 424 7706.


Our Reception Timetable

Week 1 September- Children attend a morning and lunchtime session

Session: 9:15am- 1:30pm

Week 2 September – All children attend the full school day

School Times- 8:45am-3:10pm

Transition into School Life

June- Parents receive an invitation to our Reception welcome meeting.

July- Parents attend Reception welcome meeting. Parents will be given a Harton Primary School welcome pack and will have the opportunity to meet their child’s Reception teacher and school staff. Your child’s teacher will visit them in their current Nursery setting.

September – Child and parent attend a Stay and Play session (the date and time will be given at the welcome meeting). Parents to return the registration forms to school.

Nursery Visits – Reception Stay and Play

In July your child’s Reception teacher will visit their current Nursery setting. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to meet their new teacher whilst in a familiar environment.

In September you and your child will be invited to attend our Stay and Play sessions. On the first visit to Reception at Harton you can stay at school and play alongside your child so that they become familiar with the Reception environment and staff in the comfort of your care. At this session you will have the opportunity share everything we need to know about your child. This may include likes, dislikes, particular interests or any allergies, medication or additional needs to help us plan for the care and development of your child.