St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

Reception Transition (2021-22)

Welcome to our advice page for moving to Reception.


Here is the place we will post useful websites and updates for next September.




If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they'll be able to start school in September 2021. Here is the 


When to apply

We recommend that you apply in Autumn 2020. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible. For further information, please visit the Birmingham City Council website.

Visit the Online Schools Admissions page to apply for your child's Reception place.


Places at St Johns Reception 

If you have any queries about Reception places or appeals, please email  or  call the office on 01216751469.


0121 675 1469



How can we prepare for Reception? 


Sing, sing, sing!


Music and singing are really helpful settling, learning new routines and developing language. We have set up a Music, Songs and Nursery Rhymes page to support transition. It includes:


Daily routine songs - learning these songs will help your child with the routines of school.


School songs - These are some of our favourite songs taken from the Collective Worship emails that Mrs Hedges sends out. 


Nursery Rhymes - which are great to support children's speaking and listening and future reading skills. Research shows that if children know 8 Nursery rhymes by the time they are 4 years older, they will be some of the best readers by 8 years old! So sing, sing, sing.  

Incy wincy spider 🕷 🌧🌞🕷

Nursery rhyme



Here is the uniform information for St Johns Primary School.




We really like this guide to starting starting school. We love the section on self-care and agree that it is really helpful if your child can do the following independently before they start school*:

  • Going to the toilet
  • Washing their hands
  • Dressing and undressing (especially using tricky buttons and zips)
  • Using a tissue (or the crease of an elbow)
  • Feeding themselves 
  • Tidying up.


* Please talk to us if your child struggles with any of these things. It's normal and we're here to help.

Useful websites