Parent Information

We pride ourselves in our good home school links and are pleased with the good relationship with our parents.

We regularly hold open mornings and afternoons and our good partnership was recognised in our latest Ofsted report. We have a small Parents Focus group who regularly meet with us to guide us in further developing our school. Parents’ views are often sought to ensure we are doing the best we can.

Welcome to our new families for Reception, who started in September 2023

Follow the link below to the parent information from the ‘Starting School Workshop’ held on Thursday 8th June 2023      Welcome-to-EYFS

Keeping you informed

Our Walsh Memorial Newsletter is emailed to all parents weekly on a Friday containing all the information on the events happening in school. Occasionally letters of a more urgent or important nature will be sent home during the week. Key dates are emailed out regularly in the Newsletter. We also support local groups by sending home flyers which we hope you will find useful and informative.

We have an email service which is a very effective form of communication between home and school. Parents receive e-mail reminders of events in school and in emergency situations such as a school trip being delayed by traffic we are able to send texts to Parents mobile phones.

Ways to help children self regulate at home

Some children need more support to help self regulate their behaviour. At school we are using the Zones of regulation to help learn how we are feeling and ways to help support self regulation. Here are some ways to can help at home.

Calm ideas for home, click here- 

This is the link to the BBC Bitesize Parents’ Toolkit:
Five tips to handle the after-school ‘meltdown
Children’s Mental health week – 5th February – 9th February 
We are celebrating Children’s mental health week ‘My voice matters’ and have sent out ideas to complete at home to encourage positive mental health. Please follow this link for more ideas:

Current Courses

Webinars from CAMHS Early Intervention Team

CAMHS Early Intervention Team have created some webinar presentations to support parents, in supporting your child with understanding anxiety, and some strategies to manage anxiety.

Each webinar is under 25 minutes long and can be paused at any time. CAMHS recommend that you begin by watching the ‘What is Anxiety?’ and ‘Strategies to Manage Anxiety’ webinars, as these will provide a general understanding, and may be referred to in the other webinar presentations.

CAMHS webinars

Prospective Parents

We are a great school who welcome visitors and prospective parents to our school site. Applications will open on the 30th October for children due to start in Reception September 2024.  The deadline is 15th January. We run regular school tours, details are available on our home page. Further information about applications is available on our Admissions page.

Please contact the school office for further information on 01252 321 426 or email