Reception Starters - September 2024

Welcome to our school community!

We're delighted to extend our warmest welcome as your child starts Reception at Whiteknights. Below, you'll find essential information to guide you through the next steps, including key dates and uniform requirements. Additionally, we've provided details of the NHS HealthChat service offered by the health nursing team (Berkshire nursing team), as well as their March Newsletter, which contains valuable wellbeing guidelines.

We eagerly anticipate meeting with you on the 11th June!

Key Dates

Please ensure you add the following dates to your diary. We have an important Parent/Carer Meeting, an exciting Stay and Play session for your child to attend, as well as an opportunity for you and your child to meet with their Reception Class teacher.



Next Steps Check List

For a smooth transition and admissions process, there are a few actions for you to complete before September, but the very first next steps are as follows:

  1. *Complete the Online Registration Form (link below) - this will enable us to add you and your child's details to our school management system. We appreciate that there is a substantial amount of information to supply; however, it is essential for us to have all the necessary information at hand. The approximate amount of time required to complete the form is 30 minutes. 
  2. *Supply us with the necessary Official Documentation - kindly supply us with an original copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address from within the last three months. This can include a utility or other bill. Documents can be brought into the office at your earliest convenience, where we will make a copy for our records.
  3. Attend the Parent/Carer Meeting on Wednesday the 11th June at 10am in the school hall - this meeting is an opportunity to meet with staff, find out more about transitioning into Reception smoothly, uniform requirements, and much more.  

*Please note: 

If your child currently attends Little Gems at Whiteknights Primary School, you do not need to complete the online registration form, or provide your child’s birth certificate or proof of address again. You will be sent a Data Collection Sheet. We request that you make any of the necessary changes to it, sign it, and return it to the School Office.

School Uniform Requirements

At the Parent/Carer Meeting, on the 11th June,  we will have examples of our uniform on display and more information regarding the requirements. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our suppliers below, or read about our uniform requirements and our Uniform Policy on the website.


Name Website Note
BRIGADE Please be advised that online orders via Brigade need to be placed before 26nd July 2024 to ensure delivery before September.


*second hand supplier Uniformd will be available on the 11th June for you to purchase second hand uniform, if you wish; payments can be made by cash or card.


NHS Berkshire Nursing Team - useful information

ChatHealth Service

Did you know that the NHS Berkshire Nursing team offer a ChatHealth Service for parents of children 5 to 19 years old? 

Text a school nurse in confidence, for advice and support on topics like:

  • Sleep
  • Bedwetting
  • Healthy eating
  • Emotional health & wellbeing
  • Dealing with medical conditions in school
  • Parenting
  • Bullying

TEXT - 07312 263194

For more info and helpful resources, please visit their website.