Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School

Starting school is a big step and we will do everything we can to make this transition as smooth as possible.

You will probably have lots of questions and under normal circumstances, we would invite you into school to show you round, discuss arrangements and give you the opportunity to meet the staff. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are currently unable to offer this. Some of your questions may be answered using the information and links below but if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Keeping your child safe is a priority in our school. Click here for the link to our Safeguarding page

Click here for a link to our Online Safety page

Click here for our Early Years Policy Sept 2020

Tips for starting school:

  • Do be positive - starting school is exciting and there will be lots of fun things to do
  • Do be 'matter of fact'. Everybody goes to school and it means that you are now a big boy or girl!
  • Talk to your child about starting school and give them plenty of time to get used to the idea
  • Please do not use school as a threat if children misbehave!
  • Try to get your child into a routine for getting up and ready in plenty of time in the morning. Children do not like to be late and a stressful start to the day is not the best for children or parents
  • Teach your child to ask for the toilet and ensure they can manage their own personal hygiene:

Click here for Ready for School Toilet Training Stage 1

Click here for Ready for School Toilet Training Stage 2

Click here for Ready for School Toilet Training Stage 3

  •  It is normal to be a bit apprehensive about your child starting school but please, if you do have a niggling worry, no matter how silly you may think it sounds, let us know!



Click here to see if your child is 'school ready'

Click here for the Derbyshire Ready for School Information Leaflet

Click here for Physical Activity Guidance for Early Years

Getting Ready for School.pdf

Home School Partnership.pdf

Preparing Your Child for School A Guide for Parents and Guardians Leaflet.pdf

Starting School Checklist.pdf


Click here for our New Starters Activity Pack

If you have a child starting at any other time, please contact the office regarding visits

Click here for School Uniform

When buying uniform, please consider the types of clothes you send your child to school in, particularly for younger children e.g. elasticated waist trousers, skirts, Velcro shoes (any clothing that does not require adult assistance/supervision).

Moving on...

When children leave Netherseal at the end of Year 6, they will usually go to one of the local secondary schools. As part of the transition arrangements, we work closely with the secondary schools to provide children with the opportunities they need in order to feel as ready as possible to begin their next adventure!