Starting School



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Welcome to our school - 2023

We would like to officially welcome you to Sutton Benger C of E School. Our vision 'Together we learn, grow and flourish' is at the heart of all we do - we know how important it is for both you and your child to feel settled and happy about starting school in order to be ready to explore all that life at Sutton Benger can offer you.

Below is information about our 'Starting School' process and the lovely things we do to help you settle and become part of our school community. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Welcome Meeting

Thank you for joining us for our welcome meeting last term on Wednesday 7th June 4-5pm. It was a great opportunity for you to find out about our school, the EYFS curriculum and information about your child starting school. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Welcome visits - stay and play

As part of our induction into school, there were 3 stay and play sessions:

Thursday 6th July - 9.30-11.00

For your child + 1 adult - come and play and then enjoy a story time together.


Tuesday 18th July - 9.30-11.00

Welly walk

We enjoyed a welly walk around the school grounds, collecting treasures as we went. These included spikey leaves, smooth stones, tiny seeds and long sticks!


Wednesday 19th July - 9.30-11.00

Teddy Bears Picnic

We enjoyed sharing our teddies and cuddly toys whilst enjoying a selection of teddy stories! Our picnic was yummy!

1 to 1 visits

On Thursday 6th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July, we enjoyed welcoming you into Willow Class for a 15-minute slot to come and visit us in school on your own with your child. This was a lovely opportunity for us to get to know you and your child on your own.

September 2023

Please find below details of start dates and times for September. 

Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September:



Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September:

8.50am-1.15pm (to include lunchtime)


The children will line up by the wooden gate of our outdoor area and will be led into school. Please meet them here when collecting.

From Monday 11th September, your child will be full time in school. There will be an opportunity to discuss this if school or home feels that your child should continue part time.

Nursery, preschool and childminder visits

At Sutton Benger School we know the importance of a smooth transition for your child. As part of this, we visited all nurseries, preschools and childminders that your child attended. This enabled us to meet with your child in a familiar setting as well as chat to the people who know them so well. The children really enjoyed our visits!

Staring School Booklet

Please find below our starting school booklet which is full of information about our school. 

Starting school booklet

Contact Us

Happy to answer any questions


  • 40 Chestnut Road Sutton Benger Wiltshire SN15 4RP

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