St Columba's Catholic Primary School

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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God

New Starters

Are you interested in joining our school community?

In this section of the website you will find lots of resources to help support you and your child with starting school, whether that be transitioning into our Nursery or Reception class. 

We are so pleased that you are considering choosing our school and that your child will be joining us very soon.  This is a very exciting time for families and we are looking forward to meeting you all. 

If you have joined us recently, we’re really excited to welcome you!  If you are interested in joining us we still have some EYFS places available – get in touch!

We are pleased to be able to invite you to look round our setting, rest assured that as always, we will work hard to ensure your child gets off to the very best start with us, feels safe, is cared for and has fun. We will do our utmost to enable a welcoming environment so that you can visit, meet the team and ensure your child settles with us in the best possible manner.

If you would like to speak with our EYFS Lead please contact our school office and we will be happy to liaise with you.  We realise this can be a big decision and you need to get this right and we will support you through any concerns in the safest possible way.  To help with your child transitioning into our school or Nursery, this section of the website will contain lots of tools that you can share with your child to help them feel more confident about the school and their new teachers. 

Our EYFS Leader Mrs Eagleton has been working hard to put many transitional arrangements in place. Have a look in our welcome booklets for a brief overview - although nothing beats a visit to us in person.
Welcome to Reception booklet – Click Here
Welcome to Nursery booklet – Click Here
 We have a wonderful staff team who will help ensure your child settles well into school and gets off to their best possible start of their education, working in partnership with you.  We each have unique skills and can guarantee to support you and your child’s needs with our vast amount of EYFS experience.
Here are the range of documents that need to be completed and returned to us. These can be posted out to you or you can call in our school office. These must be returned to the school office ASAP with your child’s original certified birth certificate and Baptism certificate.
Preparing your child to start school – Click Here
Pupil information sheet 2022/23 – Click Here
Child collection form – Click Here
Applications for free school meals, free milk and a uniform voucher can be made online at
How to order school milk – Click Here
Tapestry A Parent’s Guide – Click Here
Tapestry Agreement Form – Click Here
For anyone who may need support completing these, please contact Mrs Waterworth in the school office to arrange a meeting where we will advise and support you with any paperwork that we need returning as well as an opportunity for Q&A. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email
Here are a range of school readiness activities for children to undertake:

50 things Bradford –!/50-things-to-do-before-youre-five

Hungry Little Minds –

Links to challenges for the children

Starting school challenge One – Click Here

Starting school challenge Two – Click Here

Starting school challenge Three – Click Here

Activity Sheets – Click Here

All about me booklet – Click Here