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These were the most frequently asked questions from new starters.

What does your child need for the start of a new academic year? 

Hopefully you are all enjoying your summer holidays and getting ready for a brand-new school year. Whether you are joining us for the first time or returning to Catshill Middle school, we can not wait to see you in September!


Here are a few things to remember. 

Monday 5th September - inset day 

Tuesday 6th September - transition day for year 5 only. Year 5's will be shown their classroom, meet their new teacher and their class friends. Only year 5's will be in school that day, and we feel this is the best way for the new pupils to settle into their new school. Please make sure that you have filled in the parent contact form that was sent to you via email. If you have not received this, please email:       
[email protected] 

Wednesday 7th September - year 6, 7 and 8 return to school. 

Gates open at 8.30am, the bell rings at 8.45am for registration.  

Children will need to bring with them: a water bottle, a healthy snack or money to purchase a snack at break time, a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch. A full lunch menu is available in the first week of term, please keep checking the website for updated information, under catering information. 

Full uniform can be found here.

All children will need a pencil case, 2 blue handwriting pens, 2 pencils, a rubber and a 15cm ruler is optional. Please note, no bios, no scissors and no pencil sharpeners. If you need support providing these items for your child, please contact the school office. 

PE kits are not needed on the first day of term, your child's timetable will be given to them on their first day. 

Please read this attachment for the FAQ from our Year 5's starting in September. 

New Starter Guide can be found here. 

We also have 2 videos that you may find useful to watch with your child before they start their new school.  

The Heart of Catshill.