Welcome to our New Starters page for 2022/23!
Here you will find information all about Onchan School and our lovely Foundation Stage.
To our New Starters and their Grown Ups
Welcome to Onchan School. If you
are reading this, we hope that you are going to be joining our
Reception classes here at our fabulous Onchan school. School is
something really good. It’s a place where we make friends, have
lots of fun and do lots of really brilliant things. We also
become really good at learning and everyone who comes here
becomes a Learning Hero. You will hear lots about our different
learning characters: Sebastian Shark; Polly Penguin; Elma
Elephant; Woody Woodpecker; Ollie Owl and Bobby Beaver. When you
come to visit, see if you can see them around our
We are really looking forward to you starting your learning journey with us, but in the meantime have a look at our photographs and videos to find out more!
Mrs Richardson - Headteacher
Please see below for all the information you need to
start at Onchan School in September 2022. If there is something
missing or you are unsure of, please see our School Information
tab on our main page where you can find out more. For any other
quieries, please e-mail our school office at: OnchanEnquiries@sch.im.
Our Parent Booklet is a great place to start finding out about starting school in September:
Before starting school, you will need to complete the below forms. These were e-mailed directly to your nominated e-mail address but we've uploaded spare copies here. You can complete these digitally and send them back directly to OnchanEnquiries@sch.im.
Permission to Administer
Medication *This is only if your child requires medicine
during the school day.
You will also need to consider your child's lunch options. This can be a School Dinner or a Packed Lunch. Below are some links to help you:
Click on the link below to view the IoM Government's School Menu. This page will be updated for September, so please keep looking.
If you are entitled to free school meals, then you need to complete this form before your child starts school. If this is not completed, you may get charged.
Transition Support for Children
We appreciate transitioning to primary school can be a huge milestone for some children. To support your child on their journey to school we have created some welcome videos from our staff team. We have also created a social story about starting school which we will share with your child's nursery soon. If you are worried about your child's transition, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Transition Timeline and Events
13th December 2021 - Stay and
Play Session 1
March 2022 - Stay and Play Session 2
23rd May 2022 - New Intake
Meeting for Parents
June 2022 - Nursery
*This is where school staff will arrange with your child's nursery to visit them in their familiar setting. This year we are completing our Nursery Visits on the 20th and 21st June. Unfortunately, we may not always get to see every child in their nursery setting as some children attend on different days.
July 2022 - Transition
*You will receive an invitation to two transition sessions during the Intake Meeting on the 23rd May. Further details of times etc. will be in this letter.
September 2022 - Meet the Teacher
*You will be invited to come into school, observe the environment and speak to school staff about how your child is settling into school. Dates to be confirmed soon.
29th September 2022 - Phonics
Phonics Workshop Information
Click on the link below to view the school holidays. Please note that Reception will start a day later in September on Thursday 8th September.
We are really excited for your child to start school with us in September!