Cawston Grange Primary School

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Virtual Open Day

Welcome to our Virtual Open Day.


On this page you will find our Open Day Video, Prospectus and Frequently Asked Questions.

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How many places do you offer?

We offer 60 places in Reception and 4 places into Year 3.


How do I apply?

You need to apply via Warwickshire County Council.  Their website address is -


If you wish to apply for a Year 3 place you must complete the ‘moving schools during the school year’ application in June 2021.


When is the closing date?

Reception Friday 15 January 2021 and National Offer Day is 16 April 2021


What is the difference between Free School Meals and Universal Free School Meals?

Free school meals that assessed based on the family income.  Please visit Warwickshire County Council to check if you are eligible and apply -


Universal free school meals are currently available to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.  This was established by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government.


Where can I purchase uniform?

Uniform can be ordered online via our supplier Webb Ellis either in store at 5&6 St. Matthew’s Street, Rugby, CV21 3BY; or online.


What are your class names?

All our classes are names after animals.  Our Reception classes are Dolphins and Penguins, Year 3 are Tigers and Ocelots.


How do you communicate with parents?

We produce a weekly newsletter every Thursday which is e-mailed to parents and published on our website. 


If you wish to contact the school our e-mail address is and our phone number is 01788 816 820.00


How do I report my child’s absence?

If your child is unwell please call the school on 01788 816 820.  An answerphone is available at all times, please wait for the beep before leaving your message.  Please ensure to clearly state child’s name, class and reason for absence.  Please do not use e-mail if you are reporting a child’s absence.


Do you offer before and after school care?

Cawston Grange offer a breakfast club from 7.45am-8.40am.  Places must be booked in advance, registration forms and booking forms are available on our website.


The Blue Strawberry (attached to Cawston Grange) offer Hi 5 After School Club.   You will need to contact them directly to book a place and confirm prices.  There website is and their telephone number is 01788 521 900.


How are EYFS pupils inducted into school?

Parents are invited to a meeting in June to meet the Head teacher, class teachers and teaching assistants. This meeting covers the EYFS curriculum and systems and procedures in the school day.


In July the children are invited into school in small groups to meet their class teachers.


We also hold a coffee morning that term for new parents to meet with staff.


In September the children spend half a day in class in small groups for two weeks and then begin full time on the third week.


How are Year 3 pupils inducted into school?

Year 3 pupils join us on our transition day in July. They will spend the morning with their new teacher and new friends. If required we can arrange additional transition days with the permission of your Infant School.


I have concerns about my child’s learning or behaviour?

In the first instance it is important to share your concerns with the class teacher and also share how your child presents at home. Clearly all children need to settle into school and initially there would be a monitoring programme in place unless additional information regarding support has come from their Pre-School.


The class teacher may seek advice from the Special Educational Needs Lead in school and this will be shared with parents.


What additional services are available from school?

The school employs a Child and Family Support Lead who works with families and directly with pupils in school. This work may cover family break up, bereavement or directly with families who are suffering hardship.


We also use the service of Pepper Speech & Language for additional speech and language input alongside the NHS.


Our school counsellor from Relate visits the school once a week to support individual pupils who required support.


We contract our Educational Psychology service and Specialist Teaching services from Warwickshire LA.


Peripatetic Music lessons are available from Warwickshire Music in Key Stage 2.