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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


September Return To School

September Return To School


We are so excited about returning to school and getting back to teaching and learning together; we have so much planned to ensure our wonderful school gets better and better and builds on the successes from last year. We are thrilled you are with us on this journey and as always, we appreciate and value your support.


Return to school
All children from Year 1 to Year 6 return to school on Monday 4th September (Friday 1st September is our INSET Day). All children enter via the main gate (by Years 5 and 6) between 8.30- 8.45 am. The pick up maintains the one way system and all children will be dismissed at 3.15 pm.


Reception children
Reception children have a staggered start to ensure they have a smooth transition to BIG SCHOOL! Please visit our Reception Information page for details.


Meet The Teacher Evening
All parents are invited to a PTA Meeting/ Meet The Teacher Evening on Wednesday 6th September from 6 pm in the Hall.



Morning Clubs
You can book Morning Clubs for when we return for Autumn 1 on Monday 5th September nearer the time- we'll let you know when they are available to book.
There are two options:
- Breakfast Club- 7.30- 8.30 for £4 a session, breakfast included
- Early Birds Club- 8.00- 8.30 for the low cost of £2 a session
You can find both options on Arbor under 'Clubs- 2023/ 2024'.
Our Morning Clubs are a really fun and social start to the day for children, with a range of exciting and creative activities. If you have any issues booking, please email us on


After School Clubs
The Teacher Run Clubs are being planned by teachers currently- they will be available on Arbor in September. These clubs will start on the week commencing Monday 12th September.

Active Sports are running Sports Clubs on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting on the week commencing Monday 4th September. These will be available to book nearer the time.


Innovate Lunches
Our school meal provider is Innovate. Please follow this link where you can create an account:
You can add children to an account if you already have one. Meals are free for all children in years R, 1 and 2. If you would like you child to have the meals, orders must be in by the Saturday midnight for the following week. You are also welcome to send in a healthy packed lunch if you prefer.


Pencil Cases

All children from Year 1- 6 are allowed to bring in a pencil case, though this is not mandatory. Recommended items for your child's pencil case are: pencils, a black pen, colouring pencils, a rubber, a sharpener and a small ruler. 


PE Days
Children are in full school uniform on normal days and PE kits on their PE days- these have changed to Tuesday and Friday.


Secondary Transfer Test
The Year 6s will sit their Secondary Transfer Tests (11+ tests) on the second full week back.
- Tuesday 12th September- Practice Tests
- Thursday 14th September- Main Tests
Year 6 children will sit these tests in their classroom in a calm environment. Children are automatically entered into these tests; however, parents can email us if they would like their child to not sit these tests.



Reception to Year 1- transition

The new Year 1 class will have a period of time transitioning from Continuous Provision to formal learning in the Autumn Term. Parents can help with this over the Summer break by reading with them every day and giving them practice at sitting at a desk and writing or drawing. They could start a holiday diary or write us a postcard (see below). They can also practise their fine motor skills by cutting, sticking, weaving, cooking, drawing, playing with lego, making things and writing. However, please don't worry if they spend more time resting and spending time with friends and family!



All children are invited to send us a holiday postcard over the break! We'll make a display in the Hall with them to show where we all explored and adventured over the break.

Our address is: West Wycombe School, Church Lane, High Wycombe, HP14 3AH.



Term Dates
See our website for the Term Dates for the new Academic Year. We'd recommend noting the INSET Days especially.


If there's something we have forgotten or you have an urgent issue, you can email the office on or the DSLs (Mr Tang and Mr St Croix) on 


New parents- if you haven't received the Admissions Booklet, please see below; it's a one stop shop for everything parents need to know too.

We will see you all in September- this is going to be such a productive and exciting year. Let's go!

Frequently Asked Questions 

Please email Mr Tang on if you have any questions we can answer here- thank you!


Do children bring in PE kit?

No- children wear PE kit to and from school. It maximises PE time and saves on having to have everything ready. Two days a week they will be in PE kit, three days a week in school uniform. 


What days will my child have PE? 

For most children it'll be Tuesday and Friday. 


Do Reception children need a pencil case?

No- we'll supply everything for them. Years 1- 6 are allowed pencil cases but it's not mandatory- we can supply stationery.


Do children need book bags?

Yes please, but they do not need to be the West Wycombe branded bags.


When will Class Dojo start?

From Friday 1st September.


When will I meet the teachers?

On Wednesday 6th September at 6 pm in the Hall- all parents are welcome to attend.


What do I do if my child is anxious about the new year? 

This is perfectly natural as the transition from the long break back to school can be overwhelming. We recommend modelling excitement for the new term, a strong focus on all the positives and have long chats on everything they are thinking about. Click here for tips on how to manage this transition:


Page last updated: 26/07/23