Prae Wood Primary School

Prae Wood Primary School

Everyone Valued, Everyone Learning

Welcome to Reception 2022

Welcome to Reception at Prae Wood! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your child joining us in September 2022

We hope that this page will provide a reference point for the information that you need ahead of September. We include a link to the powerpoint presentation, which Mrs Sheppard and Mrs Lesnik use as a basis for their Welcome meetings with you. Please click on the image below to access/download the presentation again.

In addition to this you have been sent an email with all the details of dates and times specific to your child for their transition, settling and start with us in Reception at Prae Wood. Please make a note of the details.

Useful links, ahead of the start of term


Admission Form (click on blue text to download)

Please complete and return the form by the Tuesday 21st June, making sure you have completed all required fields.

Breakfast and Afterschool clubs are available for Reception children from Monday 12th September. The school office will make your required bookings for you for the month of September, after which time we ask you do so via School Gateway.

Please submit your required dates using the links below. 2 weeks notice is required for changes and cancellation and we ask that you read the Terms and Conditions when registering your child.

Register for Little Breakfast Club


Register for Little RASCals

Please ensure your read the Terms and Conditions for Little Breakfast Club and Little RASCals prior to making your booking.

Cool Milk

Don't forget that you need to register directly with our provider Cool Milk if you would like your child to have milk each day. Visit to register. Milk is free for all children under the age of 5. You can opt to pay for the service to continue once your child is older than 5, if you wish to do so.

Medical Forms

If your child needs specific medical support during their day at school, or medicine to be given, we ask that you complete the following forms and return to the School Office. Medicines should be brought to school in a clearly labelled container

Medical Form: Healthcare Plan 

Medical Form: Parental consent for administering medicine

Special diets

If your child has any dietary requirements you should note these on your Admission Form and also submit a form for our catering company, Aspens

If you wish to notify us of a medically prescribed dietary requirement, please click here  then complete and return the form. We will require notice and details from a medical practitioner prior to starting any amended meal provision. It may take up to 10 days to confirm the menu and dietary choices.

Uniform click the blue text to visit our website page for Uniform

Starting School (HCC)

Click on the image to view the document from Herts County Council

School Nursing Team

The School Nursing Team were not able to join a Welcome Meeting with us, as they usually would and so have prepared some information for parents.

They have asked us to share a short whiteboard animation with you and to remind you that you can contact them using the enquries number 0300 123 7572

Their website is


Is your child school ready?
Children who are school ready are happy, healthy, curious and eager to learn. The Early Years service, in partnership with EY providers, schools and Herts for Learning have developed a school readiness guide to support families and children. Click on the link below for more information: