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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • At what age should I register my child for Nursery?

    You should put your child on the waiting list at Springfield when your child reaches the age of 2. To apply for a place in the Nursery, please contact the school on 0118 9421797 or download a waiting list form here.

  • How do I apply for a place in Reception?

    If you are in our Nursery, it does not guarantee a place in Reception. You should make an application for a Reception place to the Local Authority where you live. 

    West Berkshire :- www.westberks.gov.uk/primaryadmissions     Reading BC :- www.reading.gov.uk/schoolsadmissions

  • What do I do if my child is ill?

    Please call or email the office and let us know as soon as possible. You will receive a text or phone call from the school if we do not know the reason for an absence.

  • On my child's birthday, can they bring in sweets for the class?

    Yes, please give them to the teacher at the start of day.

  • Can my child have a school dinner?

    Yes, children can order their school dinner on the day. However their school dinner account has to be in credit. Parents need to set up an account with Dolce and pay online (as we no longer accept cash) 

  • What should I put in my child's packed lunch?

    We recommend a healthy packed lunch. It may include: a savoury sandwich or wrap, a cereal bar, fruit, salad, vegetable, yoghurt and water. Nut products, chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks are not permitted.

  • What is EYFS?

    This stands for Early Years Foundation Stage. It includes Nursery and Reception classes

  • What is KS1 and KS2?

    Key Stage 1 (KS1) are Years 1 and 2. Key Stage 2 (KS2) are Years 3, 4, 5, and 6.

  • Can my child wear jewellery?

    Earrings: small studs in ears are the only pieces of jewellery permitted. We do not take any responsibility for loss or damage. Earrings may NOT be worn during P.E lessons.

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