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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Welcome to the Parent section of the school website  »  Starting School 2022-2023  »  EYFS New Parents

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new parents. We are delighted that you have chosen Lakeside Primary as the starting point for your child's edcuation. 

Please find below a copy of the 'Starting School Brochure' as well as our welcome letter. The brochure contains a great deal of information that we hope you will find useful, including our proposed induction process. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions. 

Message from Mrs Whitmore EYFS Phase Leader

We want to wish you all a very warm (if virtual) welcome to Lakeside Primary School. Choosing the right school for your child is a really important decision. Usually at this time of year we welcome prospective families the opportunity to visit our school during a typical school day so you can see first hand what we at Lakeside Primary can offer your child as they embark on their school learning journey. This year we need to do things differently to ensure that we keep everyone safe. We have some different options for you so that you can still discover our school.

As we are unable to offer visits into school this year we have filmed a brand new school tour.

Also, rest assured that we have a robust transition in place so children will have plenty of opportunities to get to know our school before they start school.

You can also explore the Reception class page on our school website where you will find further information about our approach, curriculum, photos  and videos of the Reception classrooms, the induction program that was in place for this year, and our Starting School information video for Reception starters for the September 2020 cohort of children. 

Meanwhile, stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

In addition, please do follow us on social media for regular photos and information updates on Twitter and Facebook.  


Meet our EYFS staff
Here is a useful video from the BBC, with top tips on starting primary school.
Our Classrooms In Action
Our Reception Classrooms

Here is a look at our Reception classrooms. Throughout the summer we will be preparing them for our Rising Receptions to arrive. When we are finished we will be uploading virtual tours of all three of our classrooms so you can have a sneaky peak.

Our Outdoor Environment
New Parent Meeting Video Part 1
New Parent Meeting Part 2