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New Reception Information


Welcome to our Reception home page. This page contains information and help for you and your child with the transitions into Reception ahead. If you are new to Defford-cum-Besford First School then we cannot wait to welcome you in September. If you are a returning family, then we cannot wait to welcome you back!


Due to the current situation, we know that transition is going to look a little different this year but we hope that this page will be a helpful source of support over the coming weeks. During the next three weeks we will be adding lots of information to this page so please keep coming back and taking a look. Here are some of the things you can expect to find:


  • This week we will be adding a learning environment gallery which we will build up over the summer to share with you how our learning environment is taking shape
  • We will be adding our induction power point slides and will discuss these with you during your personal Zoom session. Please phone the school office to arrange a time if you are yet to do so.
  • You will also find lots of suggestions on ways to help your child feel ready for school as well as links to games, activities and tips for families who have children starting Reception class in September.


If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office or drop us an email:

For Reception queries please use: or or give us a ring at 01386 750321.


Welcome to the journey! We are looking forward to taking it together and making your child’s transition into Reception as smooth as possible.