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 your child can hear a welcome to school message. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting some stories on here so children get familiar with our faces.

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



When our room is ready for September, new photos will be posted so your child can see how it will look when they come for their Teddy Bears Picnic.

Starting School

This is our intended plan assuming all pupils are allowed to return to school full time in September 2020. Should this have to change because of Government Guidance we will let you know on the website and via text.

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.  You will receive your child’s intended start date before the end of term. Tuesday 1st September 2020 will be staff training (INSET) day and the intake will be as follows:

During the first week of September, we will hold ‘Teddy Bear Picnics’ for small groups of children. Your child will attend an hour and a half session, during which they will get to meet and play with some new friends and become familiar with the staff and their new classroom. You will be notified of the date and time of your child’s session in your starting date letter.  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. All they need to do is bring along their favourite teddy and a sun hat if the weather is nice. We will explore our classroom before playing some games and enjoying a snack with class friends and teddies. School uniform will not be need for this session.

Starting on Monday 7th September 2020 school hours will be 8.45am-midday, we will build up to a full class by introducing a smaller group of children each morning.

On the morning your child starts school, please arrive at 8:30am. This will give us time to speak with you and your child who will be starting for the very first time.

From Monday 14th September all children will be in until 1.00pm - this will include lunch. 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 top of homepage.

From Monday 21st September, all pupils in all day long.

Getting Ready For School

Lots of parents want 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 activities 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, develops their communication and language and will help children be ready to learn.

If your child can dress them self, 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).

Induction Meetings

During the first couple of weeks in school there will be an opportunity for you to meet with me to discuss your child. These meeting give you the opportunity to tell us about your child’s interests, strengths and highlight any concerns you or your child may have.  Details on how to book a session will follow in September.

Should you have any immediate concerns, please do contact school or email me directly on . No matter how big or small your worries or concerns, it is important that you ask.