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Welcome to Benfield Primary School

Watch a short introduction video to our school with interviews with parents, pupils, and some of the staff you might meet.

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Reception: 6 Week Check Webinar

Thank you to all of those families that attended the Reception 6 week check webinar, we hope you found it useful. For those of you that were unable to attend then please view the recording below.

Email the class teachers if you have any questions or you can ask them at parents evening next week. 

New Pupils 2020

Welcome to Benfield school. We are delighted that you have chosen to join us! 

If this is your first experience as a parent at a primary school, it can be pretty nerve wracking at the best of times and being on lockdown isn't going to make it any easier! For those of you who have done this before, this time will be different.

Although we have dates in the diary - a new parents evening, 'stay and play' dates and meet the teacher, we are currently not sure whether any of those will be able to go ahead. However, we are going to do everything we can to help you and your children settle in and be ready to start school in September. 

Contingency Plans

We have been thinking through how we can support you and your children in transition from nursery school to primary school in these difficult and unusual circumstances. Exactly what we do will depend on how the world changes in the next few weeks  but our first step is to record a series of video clips to welcome you to the school, meet the staff and see the classrooms. Our first welcome message is on here so please have a look! Please watch this space regularly and we will keep updating our messages. 

As soon as we know what we can do to support you and your child to settle ready for September, we will be in touch.

What We Need From You

If you wish to take up your offer of a place, could you return your acceptance form electronically, by post or by dropping it in to school when you are out for your daily exercise. the offices are staffed as usual, between 9 and 3, so please do feel free to pop your forms in if you are passing. 

Could you also make sure we have a current e-mail address for you so we can set up more regular and easier communication.

I hope to see you all soon but, in the meantime, stay safe.

Gemma Chumnansin

School Ready Booklet

We have developed a booklet with our partner schools in Portslade to help get your child ready for school.  Please see the booklet here.

Getting ready for school documents

Please have a look at these documents, they will be useful in helping get your children ready to start school....

1) The road to school

2) What to expect and when

3) School readiness


scrapbook challenges

New starters challenge 1 

New starters challenge 2

New starters challenge 3

New starters challenge 4

Welcome Messages from our Staff

New Parents Zoom Webinar

If you missed our online webinar for new parents you can watch/rewatch a recording of the event.

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