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New Reception Intake Zone

Welcome to Balladen!

We are delighted that your child is joining Balladen Community Primary School this coming September.  On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community! I am Miss Murray and I am the Reception class teacher who is supported by Mrs Doherty.

We hope that the information on this page will answer many of the questions that you have about your child starting school with us in September and assure you that we will write to you in the coming weeks with further details about your child’s induction. Please browse the website (class pages, twitter, facebook, home learning) to find out more about how we learn.

This page will be updated with information as it is needed, but in the meantime, if you wish to talk to someone, please call the school or contact me via email at


We will be talking to pre-school and nursery settings, as we always do, to find out where your child is in their learning. There will be some documents posted out to you soon and a Welcome Pack will be available to view on this page.


Quick Tour of the School

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Welcome to all our new Reception children. We are so excited about you coming to join our school in September. To help you to feel familiar with our school please watch this short video presented by a few of our Year 6 children.

Useful Website Links

The links below have some useful resources to support with transition. 

The National Literacy Trust’s new project, Small Talk, aims to support the language development of 30,000 children under the age of five by equipping parents with the skills and confidence they need to chat, play and read with their child every day.

Tiny Happy People helps parents to develop their child’s communication skills. It offers simple activities and play ideas to help parents find out about their amazing early development.

Lancashire Adult Learning Course to support your child with maths and phonics in Reception