Ideal for parents who have a child starting in reception class in September 2019, everything you need to know about the move to Primary School.

Runs in December and January Only

Our Workshop

Designed by Cheryl Wyatt from the Information & Advisory Service (IAS) Bolton, our workshop has been written to guide parents and carers through everything you need to know about making the move to Primary School.

Our sessions are run in relatively small groups, this allows for parents to ask questions and receive answers there and then.

All attendees take home a handout which includes a very handy planner to help parents and carers through the decision making process.

This workshop is hosted by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS and Nan Cooper from BPC.

Hi What does the workshop cover?


For the December Workshop…

First of all we look at the decision making process. How do you make the decision as to which school to apply for. We cover school visits and talk about the kinds of things to look out for and to ask.

The deadline for application to Primary School is January 15th 2019, so we cover the application form and how to fill it out. We specifically cover what you should do here if a special school is your preferred route. We also discuss the differences for applications for those with EHC Plans and those who are on SEN Support (no plan.)

Parents and carers have to wait until the April 16th to find out which school has been allocated. We cover how this is communicated to you, and how it is different if a special school is your preferred route. We also touch on appealing the decision made.

Finally we open up the workshop to discuss the actual move and how you can work with your child to help them prepare for starting school!

We have 2 dates in set in December for the workshop, however, if there is high enough demand we will also add some dates in early January – these will be prior to the deadline day. To book your place, please use the booking form below. If you are interested, but can’t make these dates, but would like us to contact you if we plan dates in January you can pop that on the form below too.


Upcoming Sessions for Reception Class Transition Workshop


**FULL* Thursday 6th December 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Thursday 13th December 10.00am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 9th January 6.00pm – 8.30pm



We will contact you with a text reminder closer to the date of the workshop
We will send full booking details to this email address