Belfast Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3YT

01273 770082

St. Andrew's CofE (aided) Primary School

Inspiring a love of learning and enjoying life in all its fullness

Reception 2021

Webinars for parents applying for Reception 2021


Welcome to St Andrew's Primary School. We are delighted that you are interested in St Andrew's as a school for your child! 

Ordinarily at this time of year we hold an information evening with a chance to meet teachers, see the classrooms and to ask lots of questions. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to do this at the moment. However, we will be holding two webinars with our Head Teacher, Head of Early Years, our SENCO and our Head of Admissions. This will give you an opportunity to hear a little more about our school and to ask any questions that you may have. They will be held on Zoom and will each be 1 hour long.

The webinars will be held on Wednesday 2nd December from 11.00am - 12.00pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm. 

If you would like to book your space on a webinar please email us at with the time that you would like to attend.

In the meantime, we hope that the information on this page will help and you can still enjoy some of the excitement of this incredibly special time.  Some of it was prepared for the children who started school with us in September but hopefully you will still find it interesting and helpful. 

All the information you need on how to apply is on our Admissions Page.  If you have any questions please take a look at our FAQs or contact us on 01273 770082 or by email

 Best wishes,

Jo-Anne Gibson (Assistant Head - Early Years and Year 1)

Diana Dickinson (Admissions)



Take a look at our reception classrooms and outdoor learning area...

Useful information and ways to help prepare your child for starting school

Click on the picture below to open a presentation of 'A Day in Reception at St. Andrew's'

Click on the picture below to open the document 'School Ready: A guide to help your child be ready for school'

Click HERE to open the 'School Handbook and Uniform' document

The BBC have produced some videos and information to help you prepare your child for starting primary school. To access these follow the link here. 

Click on the picture below for a selection of traditional nursery rhymes and songs to sing with your child.

You may find the following documents useful:

*Click on the pictures to open the documents

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child's learning and development in the early years foundation stage


The road to school - how to help your child prepare for starting school