Reception pupils: Class of 2019

If your child has been offered a place at Ark Little Ridge we would like to welcome you to our school.  Please ensure you confirm your child's place by completing and returning the admission form posted home to you by Friday 3rd May, 2019.

For pupils joining our reception classes, we will have a staggered entry with Autumn born children having transition visits on Wednesday 4th September (9-11am), Spring born children on Wednesday 4th September (1-3 pm) and Summer born children on Thursday 5th September (9–11 am). All Reception children will then start full-time school on Friday 6th September. Classroom doors will be open from 8.45 am ready for a 9.00 am start.

You are invited to attend a meeting for all parents/carers of children starting school this September, in the school’s upper hall starting at 6.00 pm on 12th June 2019. It would be helpful for you to attend the above meeting, which will last around an hour, even if a sibling already attends ARK Little Ridge Primary, to hear about any new arrangements for September 2019. This meeting is for parents and carers only. At this meeting we will be discussing information regarding your child starting at the Academy and the programme of Home Visits.

Home Visits

During the new intake meeting you will be given the chance to sign up for a home visit. Home visits will take place between Tuesday 25th June 2019 – Friday 5th July 2019.

Children visiting the school

You are also invited to bring your child to the Academy to give him/her an opportunity to become familiar with their new classroom, teachers and friends. Please bring your child into school in line with the following timetable.

Date of Birth

Date of Visit


Autumn born children (1st September – 31st December)

Tuesday 18th June

2 – 3 pm

Spring born children (1st January – 30th April)

Wednesday 19th June

2 – 3 pm

Summer born children (1st May – 31st August)

Thursday 20th June

2 – 3 pm

While the children are visiting their new classrooms, parents will be welcome to wait in our lower school hall, or to leave and return at 3.00 pm to collect children.


Should you need any further information then please do contact us.


We look forward to meeting you soon!