Welcome to new parents/children!

We can't wait to welcome all our new pupils/parents/carers in September 2022 - we are so very excited to get to know you all! 

If you have been offered a place at Combe Down Primary School, but have not yet heard from us, please email us so we can add you to our communication system!

We will hold Transition Sessions and Parents’ information evenings in June. These will provide opportunities for you to meet us and ask any questions you may have, and will give your child a chance to come in to school, meet with their teachers and explore their classrooms, so they feel confident when they start in September.

All children and one adult per child have been invited to one of the following transition afternoons and the moving up morning (please see your ParentMail to confirm to which session you have been invited): 

  • Tuesday 21st June – Transition Afternoon – 3.45 – 4.15
  • Wednesday 22nd June - Transition Afternoon – 3.45 – 4.15
  • Thursday 23rd June - Transition Afternoon – 3.45 – 4.15

All new children: Thursday 7th July – Moving up morning – 9.15 – 10.15; bring your child into the playground and enjoy a tea or coffee provided by the PTA 

Presentation Evenings – please come along to one of the following: -

  • Wednesday 29th June - Presentation Evening in the School Hall – 6 – 7pm
  • Thursday 30th June - Presentation Evening in the School Hall – 6 – 7pm

Click here to download our ‘Welcome to Foundation stage Handbook’ full of lots of useful information.

Free School Meals

Your child/children will be entitled to Universal Free School Meals while they are in Key stage 1 (Years R to 2), but should you be entitled to Free School meals by benefit then please complete the form by following the link below as this will attract more funding to the school and will entitle your child to Free School meals for the duration of their schooling.


If you require a paper copy of this letter please contact the school office and we can send one for you.

If your child has special dietary requirements, please email the school office and we can send you a Medical diet request form.

Pupil Information

Finally, in order for us to set your child up on our systems ahead of starting in September we would very much appreciate you completing the forms by following the link below. 


If you would like paper copies of these forms please email the officeand we will send them to you.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Mrs Gascoigne, Headteacher

September 2021:

Mr O'Neill and Mr Harris have recorded a video to give you all the information you need to have before your child joins us for their first day.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email Mr O'Neill

September 2020:
Below are three videos we created all about how we teach Phonics at Combe Down Primary School.  The slideshow in the first video can be accessed below: 


1.  Introduction and Overview, with Mr Wainer 

2. How we teach Phonics at Combe Down Primary School, with Miss Coles 

3. The Reading Pack explained, with Mr Roy


Parents - FS Induction Date  
Phonic Information Evening slides 11 Nov 2022 Download
Induction book 2022 23.docx 27 May 2022 Download
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