Hotspur Primary School

Mowbray Street, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5PA

0191 276 2762

Reception 2021

We are excited to welcome you to our Reception page for new parents and carers which we hope will give you and your child an insight into what life is like in Reception at Hotspur.

We have given a lot of thought to the start of your child’s Reception year to make the transition as smooth as possible. Please click here to see more information about the induction programme we have planned which we hope will provide lots of opportunity for you and your child to be welcomed, reassured and part of the Hotspur community from now until the beginning of the new school year.  There is also a number of useful links at the bottom of this page to help prepare your child for starting school.

Getting to Know Our School

All Reception 2021 children and their families are invited to visit for a tour of the school school site, including the garden and outdoor areas and in particular the Reception teaching and learning spaces. 

Tours can be booked, after school, in the weeks commencing 17th and 24th May. There will be up to two families shown round together by a member of the Leadership Team. 

Book a tour

Stay and Play

Please join us  for a stay and play session in July so your child can familiarise themselves with the Reception staff and learning spaces. This will also be a chance for you to meet some of your child's classmates and their families. 

Book a stay and play session


We ask all parents and carers of Reception 2021 children to register for one of our Welcome Meetings on 23rd or 24th June. We hold the same meeting in the morning and evening to ensure everyone can attend.

At the meeting you will receive your welcome booklet and find out who your child's class teacher will be. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Following feedback in previous years, we kindly ask you not to bring children to the meeting so everyone can hear all of the information. 

It is important that everyone attends, even if your child has been in our Nursery or you have older children in school, as you will find out essential information about this year's arrangements, which may be different to previous years. 

Register here