Reception Starters - Information

We are delighted to share this video of our fabulous Reception classes and outdoor spaces. 
It is lovely to see and hear the children showcasing their school.

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Admissions to Reception for September 2023
Please take a look at the information below which will give you a taste of what you can expect when you join our school community.

We have put together a booklet for our families which provides lots of useful information, you are able to access the booklet by following the link below.
View or download our Dunalley family information here

Our school uniform:
White polo shirt
Black joggers/leggings
A Dunalley sweatshirt (brown)
Black trainers
Black shorts 

A message from our Early Years Team
The Early Years team at Dunalley are delighted to welcome you to our school. This is the beginning of a very exciting journey and it is important that your child feels happy and secure as they begin their school life.

At Dunalley, we recognise the importance of the relationships we have with our families and value the information you share with us about your child. You have been your child’s first teacher since the day they were born and you know them best. By working together, we can help your child to become the best they can be. With this in mind, please know that you are welcome to ask us questions and please be as open as possible with the team, as this will help us to support your child.

Further Information
Further information can be found by following the links below:
Apply for Free School Meals here
Find our School Uniform information here

Register for Free School Milk here

Immunisations
Is your child up to date with their vaccination?
* Before they start school they should have had their 2nd Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and their vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio(DTaP/IPV)
* Unsure? Check your child’s vaccination status with your GP Surgery
Thank you once again for choosing Dunalley Primary School as your child’s school.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01242 512 391. 

General Admission Arrangements for September 2023 Starters
Please see the Gloucestershire County Council arrangements for Admissions at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Further information is available by clicking on the links below:

Primary school information booklet 2022-23
Parent’s Guide to the School Admissions Online Application

KEY DATES

From November 2022

Letters sent out to Gloucestershire residents explaining how to apply for a school place

From 3rd November 2022 to midnight 15th January 2023

Application Window.  Closing date for school applications is 15 January 2023

Thursday 31st March 2023

Closing date for Summer-born deferment requests

Tuesday 17th April 2023

Allocation Day

Monday 24th April 2023

Closing date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s

After Monday 15th May 2023

Outcome of Waiting List Requests

Midnight Monday 22nd May 2023 

Closing date for return of reply forms

June 2023 to July 2024

Appeals

Our Published Admissions Number is 60 pupils (30 pupils per class)

Wacky Hair Day - Thursday 3rd November

29 Oct 2022

Our School Councillors have organised a school fundraiser on Thursday 3rd of November, we are having a Wacky Hair Day.

A cyber-safety information evening

27 Oct 2022

We will be hosting a cyber-safety information session for ALL parents/carers on 3rd November at 6pm. Please book your tickets HERE

Dunalley Open Day

21 Oct 2022

Dunalley Open Day
Wednesday the 11th January from 10.30am
email 2023starters@dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk
to let us know you'll join us

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.
https://dunalleyps.schoolzineplus.co.uk/secondary-schools-open-days

Summer Fete - July 15th 3pm - 5pm

17 Jun 2022

Friday July 15th from 3pm to 5pm
We are busy getting things planned for our first Summer Fete in a few years. Alongside our own stalls (with...

Y1 Visit from the RNLI

17 Jun 2022

Y1 enjoyed a visit from the RNLI and learnt about safety at the beach

Our Jubilee Picnic

30 May 2022

Click here to watch our fantasic overhead video of our Jubilee Picnic.

Jubilee Writing Competition

23 May 2022

Jubilee Writing Competition
To help us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dunalley will be holding a writing competition. 

Dunalley Lates

13 May 2022

As we mentioned in our previous newsletters we are very pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the children attending Lates.