Hello and Welcome to our School


Important Dates to Remember:


Stay and Play Sessions for children and parents:

Wednesday 29th June

Session for group 1: 9:15am - 11:30am

Session for group 2: 1:15pm - 3:00pm 

You will have been informed about which session you and your child have been invited to.

We really enjoyed meeting you during the stay and play sessions. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces and we cannot wait to get to know you better in your transition sessions.


Children's Transition Sessions:

Group 1 - Tuesday 12th July 9:15am - 11:30am

Group 2 - Wednesday 13th July 9:15am – 11:30am


Children will enjoy this session to join in with activities with their new classmates.


Starting the new school term in September 2022:

Monday 5th September and Tuesday 6th September 

Children will attend either morning or afternoon sessions on these days. The letter that you received in May will inform you of which session your child has been invited to.

Wednesday 7th September

All children will be in school FULL TIME


Meet our EYFS & Year 1Team!

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Hello, we are Mrs Beetham, Mrs Smith and Mrs Alcock and we will be your class teachers in the EYFS & Year 1 Team when you start school in September. Mrs Beetham and Mrs Smith will be your first port of call in a morning as the children will come into school through the Reception class door. Mrs Beetham is in school on Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Smith is in school Wednesday to Friday. Mrs Alcock is in school Monday to Friday. 

We hope you will be very happy at our school and we will do our very best to help you settle in and feel safe and secure in our class.  We hope that you are your child feel confident and relaxed about joining us and becoming part of our Trawden Forest School family.

If you have any questions, need any more information or would just like to say hello, please feel free to e-mail us at gbeetham@trawden.lancs.sch.uk, dsmith@trawden.lancs.sch.uk & calcock@trawden.lancs.sch.uk or alternatively you can contact the school office on 01282 865242.


Who helps us with our learning?

Mrs McGowan, Mrs Nelson, Miss Whittam and Miss Bennett will be helping us with our learning in September.



Getting Ready for School

Children are interested in all sorts of things and enjoy learning and exploring and we can't wait to see where their interests take us. Starting school is a big moment for children and you as their parents or carers. We have put together some ideas for how you can help your child when they start school.


Below are some documents, that you should have previously received. 

New Intake


There are a range of on-line resources which parents can be signposted to, which can offer guidance on preparing children for school, as well as supporting effective home learning, particularly focusing on developing communication and language skills and school readiness.


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Lancashire Adult Learning have free online sessions for parents to help support children when they start school.  Ready Steady School, Fun with Phonics and Fun with Maths may be useful.


Labelling Children's Clothes

When they start school children can take a while to learn how to organise and identify their belongings.  Putting your child's name in everything will make this much easier. Our PTFA have been in contact with a company that provides name tags and our school will receive commission on sales.


Our school ID is 22718.  

If you are thinking or ordering name tags please consider using this company and help support our PTFA whilst ensuring your child's clothing does not get lost.