Transition to Reception

Welcome to Cranfield Church of England Academy!

Despite the impact of the Coronavirus on the normal running of our school, we are working tirelessly to ensure your child's transition to Reception is as supportive and effective as we can make it.

This page will collate all letters, videos and useful resources sent to you. We hope you find it useful and encourage you to ask any questions you may have!

Please e-mail for any questions you may have.

Welcome Pack:

Click the image below to download our comprehensive welcome pack. You will have also received one personal to you via e-mail, informing you of your child's class teacher.

Virtual Parent Workshops:

School Readiness - What's it all about?  


Welcome to Reception:

If you were unable to attend either of our two 'Welcome to Reception' Parent Workshops, please download an adapted version of the presentation below. Hyperlinks contained within can direct you to further information. If you have any questions, please do ask! 

 Meet the Teacher:

Following our welcome to Reception presentations, you may have thoughts and questions you would like to consider with your child’s class teacher. An informal discussion opportunity is therefore being provided. Attendance is optional to suit your needs.

Mon 28th June at 4.00pm

Redwings – Mrs Merry

Tues 29th June at 4.00pm

Wrens – Mrs Edmond

Weds 30th June at 4.00pm

Robins – Mrs Sisson

Zoom Invitation to be sent electronically on the day.

Videos for Children: 

A Day in the Life:

Welcome to Robins:

Welcome to Robins Booklet 

Welcome to Wrens:

Welcome to Wrens Booklet

Welcome to Redwings:

Welcome to Redwings Booklet


All parents are required to complete an admissions form for their child, including those children who are already in Little Cranes Pre-School. Please complete this by Monday 14th June 2021.

Click here to access and complete our electronic admissions form.


Click here to find out about Uniform

Click here to see a Welcome Letter from our Uniform Supplier

Click Here to see how to log-in for Online Orders