New Starters

Welcome to Wheelock

We are delighted that you have chosen our school for the first stage in your child's educational journey. Starting school is a huge milestone and can be rather daunting, especially for first-timers. Our aim is to make the transition as smooth as possible by working in partnership with parents from the outset. This page contains lots of information to get you started but if there is anything else you want to know, please ask.

The School Day

8.50am to 3.15pm

Children come into and out of school via their classroom doors. Please support your child to be independent by saying goodbye at the classroom door and letting them carry their own coats and bags. The teachers will be around to help out if needed.

Lunch and Snacks

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal. There are two hot meal options each day as well a jacket potatoes and a cold sandwich option. Menus can be viewed on the website so you can help your child to choose in advance. With so many healthy, balanced meal options, we do encourage all children to take their free school dinner, however packed lunches can be brought from home if preferred. Please ensure the contents are healthy and please note that sweets, fizzy drinks, glass bottles and cans are not allowed in school.

Snacks are available to buy mid-morning from the school kitchen, including toast, bagels and fruit. Alternatively, children can bring their own healthy snack from home.

All children need to have a named water bottle in school for use throughout the day. These can be re-filled from our water dispensers. Please ensure that these do not contain any drink other than water.

What to Wear

Please ensure all your child's uniform, woodland kit and P.E. kit are labelled with their name.


Red or White polo shirt

Red jumper or cardigan

Black or Grey trousers, shorts or skirt

Red chequered summer dress

Black school shoes

Woodland Kit

Waterproof coat or puddle suit


P.E. Kit

House t-shirt

Black shorts

Black pumps

Contact the School

Wheelock Primary School

Crewe Road
CW11 4PY

Tel: 01270 845911


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