Coombe Road Primary School

Coombe Road Primary School

Every child, every family and every moment matters.

Milner Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 4BP

01273 077130

New Reception Children

Welcome to children starting in September

We warmly welcome you to our Coombe Road family and to help support you, we have a series of events planned:


Wednesday 19th June – Where it is permitted, one of our reception teachers will visit our local nursery settings to meet your child and the team who currently work with them. This is a great way to get to know the children.

4:00pm on Monday 1st July – Please come to our welcome meeting at school. You will have the chance to meet me and some of the team, and we will explain what our ethos is, what the school day and year looks like and provide you with an overview of the curriculum. It will also be a good opportunity for you to meet other parents and carers, and ask us any questions.

1:45pm to 2:45pm on Tuesday 2nd July or Thursday 4th July – We will hold two play afternoons where you and your child will be invited into our reception classroom to have a ‘stay-and-play’ session. Your child can start to get used to the school environment and you can meet the rest of the teaching team. We will be in touch nearer the time to invite you to one of the sessions.

1:45pm to 2:45pm on Tuesday 9th July – We are very excited to invite you to our teddy bears’ picnic. You and your child will be invited to come into class (with or without your teddy bear) and stay with us to be involved in activities ranging from listening to stories, making sandwiches and fruit kebabs, doing arts and crafts, and playing with some of the resources which we have.

Tuesday 3rd September and Wednesday 4th September – In the past, we have found that coming to meet parents or carers and their child at home has been really effective at building relationships between the school and families, and we would like to give you the opportunity to have a home visit on one of these days. We will be in touch nearer the time to discuss this possibility with you.


We also hold numerous events for parents and carers throughout the school year but you may wish to note these ones planned for the autumn term:


2:30pm to 3:10pm on Wednesday 25th September – You are invited to a parent workshop to learn how we teach literacy at Coombe Road.

2:30pm to 3:10pm on Wednesday 2nd October – You are invited to a parent workshop to learn how we teach maths at Coombe Road.

our welcome letter

Please see our welcome letter or contact the school if you would like more information:

ABC of key information for reception starters

You may find the answers to a lot of questions that you might have in the ABC below. Please ask the office if you need a paper version and come and see us if you can't find what you need:

Parents and carers looking to start in september 2025

If you are looking for a school place in Reception for September 2025, we have a range of open invitations and you are welcome to attend more than one. Please call our office manager, Lumina Friedl, on 01273 077130 or email to arrange to come and meet us.

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