Welcome New Reception Parents! -

Please visit our New Reception Pupil Hub under the 'Information' tab for the next steps in your child's admission to our school.  

New Reception Pupil Hub

This page is only for those who have already applied and been offered a place in our school's Reception year.  If you wish to make an application to go onto our Reception waiting list, please go to our Admissions  page.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our new Reception pupils in September 2021.  This year's transition process is very different in light of the current situation.  

We have created this New Reception Pupil Hub to set out all the documents we need you to read which will provide you with important information before your child starts with us.  

We have included a virtual tour of our school as well as other information for you to share with your child before they start.  

Please be aware all dates and plans may be subject to change if we are given further Government guidance.  If there are any changes, we will of course communicate this to you as soon as possible.  Please make sure that you keep us up to date with your current email address and telephone number.

If you have any questions about our school and what we have to offer, please contact us by email on admin@linden.gloucs.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

We will continue to update you with any information we have during these ever-changing times.  

Warmest Regards,

Mrs Collins and the EYFS Team

Before you start completing the New Reception Pupil form (below) please make sure you have the following information to hand and sufficient time to complete the form as it cannot be completed in stages:

  • BOTH parent’s full details (addresses, contact numbers, and email addresses)
  • Names, phone numbers and permission from anyone you are naming on the form as an emergency contact (if we cannot reach the primary parents) or approved to collect your child (for example).
  • Your child’s doctor’s name, address and telephone number
  • Details of your child’s medical conditions (if any).
  • Details of your child’s allergies (if any)
  • Details of any Special Educational Need requirements (if any)

Please also make sure you have read all the supporting documents and policies.


Please also register for Free School Meals, among the benefits your child could be entitled to these free school meals, worth up to £400 per year.

Even if your child is currently entitled to Universal Free School Meals (i.e. in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2), or even if you choose to provide a home packed lunch, we would ask though that you register regardless of whether or not they want a school meal so we can receive this funding.

Click here to register now:

Finally, when you come in to meet the teacher (confirmation of this date and time will be communicated in due course) we would ask that you pop to the school office with proof of your current address dated within the last 3 months and proof of your child's date of birth for us to take a photocopy - when we have seen these, we give your child a free Linden book bag.


As we are unable to hold our information evening in-person, we have created this information video for you that gives more information about your child's transition into Reception.  

Click here:       https://vimeo.com/568396747 

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