Welcome to Bishop’s Tachbrook Primary School

We are delighted that your child will be joining Bishop’s Tachbrook Primary School this coming September. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to all to our school. 

Please click on the picture link below so that you and your child can hear a ‘Welcome to School’ message.

Sharing stories in Reception is something that Mrs Robiquet and I never tire of. Click on the link below to hear a story.


Below you will find some photos of the classroom environment to give you a sneaky peek of how our room changes throughout the year.







Our room is ready for September, take a look at the class page. 

Starting school

Our Reception class intake is always staggered and part-time for the first part of term. The reason for this is to enable the children to settle in gradually, to learn how to be independent and to let them get to know the staff, routines and surroundings.  When plans for the return to school for all pupils have been confirmed, you will receive an email informing you of your child’s start date. Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September 2021 will be staff training (INSET) days and the intake will be as follows:

Week beginning Monday 6th September 2021:

Children will attend two sessions, during these two hour sessions, your child will get to meet and play with some new friends and become familiar with the staff and their new classroom as part of a small group. An email informing you of the dates and times of your child’s sessions was sent on Friday 9th July. On your first day, come along to the wooden gate, following the path to the Reception classroom where we will meet you. Collection will be from the grey doors at the side of the Reception classroom. There will be a ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’ theme to these sessions so children will need to bring along their favourite teddy on their first day. We will explore our classroom, play some games and enjoy a snack with class friends and teddies.

Week beginning Monday 13th September 2021:

During this week we will build up to a full class by combining the smaller groups and then at the end of the week children will be together as a whole class. Children will also have the opportunity to experience what having lunch in school is like, in a smaller group, before doing this as a whole class. School lunch is free and cooked on site. We strongly recommend your child takes advantage of these free meals. Our current menu is on the website at the top of homepage.

Week beginning Monday 20th September:

Children will attend school all day.  School hours are 8.45am-3.15pm.

Getting ready for school

Lots of parents like to know how to get their child school-ready. However, it is important to remember that every child is unique and may learn at a different pace. The most important ways to ensure a child is school-ready are to promote independence, build confidence and encourage them to have an inquisitive mind. Asking questions and engaging in conversations develops their communication and language and will help children be ready to learn.

If your child can dress independently, put their own shoes on, manage toileting independently and recognise their name we will be very happy because this will save a lot of time (and frustration for the children).

Smooth Transitions

Our priority is to make sure that each and every child settles and feels happy in their new school and environment. As part of the transition process you will receive a form to complete and return to us during the first week. This will help us to start to build up a picture of your child and their likes, interests and any concerns you or your child may have. The information you provide will be extremely valuable in ensuring we support your child in the best way we can as they start school. There will also be the opportunity for a follow-up telephone appointment should you wish to discuss things further.

Should you have any questions or immediate concerns, please do contact school. You can telephone 01926 426020 or email us at No matter how big or small your worries or concerns, it is important that you ask.

I look forward to seeing you all in September.

Mrs Emma Brain               

Reception Teacher