Reception 2020

This page was created for families who had children joining us in Reception in September 2020 to aid transition into Manby Lodge during the Pandemic. We remained open throughout, for children of Key Worker families and for vulnerable children.

Dear Parents and Carers

We are delighted that you have accepted a place for your child at Manby Lodge. While with the outbreak of Covid-19 means that Manby Lodge is currently closed to all children, we are providing childcare to a limited number of children in need or with parents who are critical workers.

I would like to reassure you that all of our staff are working as hard as ever, from home and behind the scenes, to ensure that your child’s transition Manby Lodge is as smooth as possible.

Over the next few weeks and months, we will share important information about starting school here on our website and directly to you by post or email. If you have any questions about starting school, I have listed the key people to contact at the end of this message.

At Manby the welfare of your child is paramount and we will begin to get to know you and your child in the coming months so that your child is as ready as they can be when they join us in the autumn term.

We have created this page on our website so that the sections most relevant to you can be accessed easily. If you use social media then please follow our PTA run FOML Facebook page to keep up to date with other school activities.

Who to contact if you need help or advice:

For questions about the admissions process, appeals, information gathering or general enquires please contact the School Office: 01932 851848 or email:

If you think that your child might need additional support in school; if they have any additional needs or disabilities that were being supported at nursery, or for any question related to inclusion, please contact our SENCO, Mrs Saffer using this email:

If you have any questions relating to your child starting Reception in the autumn term, for example if you want to enquire about your child attending part-time, you can contact our EYFS Lead, Miss Skinner here:

If you would like to, you can also contact me:


We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Miriam Morris