01206 322242

Parsons Field, Colchester, Essex CO7 6BZ


Starting School

Welcome to Dedham Church of England Primary School!  We are delighted that you will be joining us in September, and we look forward to meeting you and your children as soon as we can.

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions for schools our arrangements for induction will be slightly different this year.

For us, the most important thing right now, is to support our new families in the best way we can.  We will use this page to share information about starting school; this information will include videos and photos from our Reception Team, so that you can get to know them, and the Reception Space.  Please do check in regularly as the content will be continually updated.

We have put together FAQs to help answer some of the more commonly asked questions about starting school. These cover subjects like School Uniform, applying for Breakfast and After School Club places, and information about our School Meals.

If you do have any urgent questions, or are worried about anything please do get in touch. The School Office is open every day from 8:00am to 4:00pm, so you are able to telephone us.  Alternatively, please email us at office@dedham.essex.sch.uk.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We know that starting school is an exciting time, but it can also be an anxious time, and so we will do everything possible to ensure that the children have a smooth, supportive and positive start here at school.

Mr David Larner


New Entrants transition arrangements updated 25th June 2021

Zoom Presentation - 1st July 2021

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