Reception 2022
New Admissions

Admission information

Looking for a Reception place for September 2022?

We warmly invite you to attend an open session with Mrs Broom, our Head of School, to find out more about our kind, inclusive community where we believe in every child who walks through our doors.

To book a place on one of the sessions below, please contact our school office on 01473 251604

Wednesday 3rd November 9.30am

Friday 12th November 9.30am

Thursday 18th November 1.30pm

If you want to know more prior to the open sessions, please explore the website further and follow us on twitter @CliffLanePri


September 2022 Reception places are available for children who were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. Please apply for a place and find out more information about applying via: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-places/apply-for-a-primary-school-place-20222023/

* Please note, the deadline for Reception admissions is 15th January 2022

What to expect in Reception at Cliff Lane


Reception at Cliff Lane consists of two classes - Minnows and Tadpoles (you will notice when you join us that all of our classes have an 'eco' theme!)


Early learning opportunities are central to the provision we offer at Cliff Lane. We value each child's individuality and autonomy and hope to let this shine through their learning. We have a 'child initiated' approach to learning, which means every learning experience is unique to each individual child. To support this pedagogy, we provide enabling indoor and outdoor environments to enhance all learning opportunities.


Some of our key values for Reception include:

  • The importance of early literacy, numeracy and oracy skills.

  • Our partnership with parents and carers (we use the online platform, Tapestry)

  • Difference and diversity

  • Our school promise - Do it right, do it well, do it!

Here is some useful information...

  • Our school uniform expectations

  • Free school meals application - As a school, we can receive additional funding if your child is entitled for free school meals. Please follow the link to go to the Suffolk website where you can make an application to see if you are eligible for free school meals. Even if you are unsure of your eligibility, we would very much appreciate your application.

  • What to expect, when? document - guidance on your child's learning and development in the early years foundation stage.

  • Tapestry - The following website offers some really useful guides for using tapestry as well as some activities that you could do with your children at home.