Prospective Parents

Starting Reception or Nursery in September 2024?

Come to our New Parents' Meeting on Tuesday 25th June 2024. There will be a short presentation by our Early Years team, followed by a tour of our school and EYFS classrooms. 

ALL New Nursery and Reception Parents - 6pm

(If you have missed this, the presentation is below)


Followed by three induction visits for Reception children new to Etchells (not our current nursery children):

Thursday 27th June, 9.30am - 10.30am

Monday 1st July, 9.30am - 10.30am

Thursday 11th July, 9.30am - 10.30am


(You are welcome to attend all three visits)


New nursery children and parents are invited to two stay and play sessions:

Tuesday 2nd July 1.30-2.30pm 

Friday 5th July 9.30-10.30am 


We are really looking forward to meeting you all!


Starting Reception or Nursery in September 2025?

Starting Nursery and Reception or moving to a new school is a big step in a young child’s life and we aim to help you with your choice of school as much as possible.

We would love to meet you all in person and show you around our school and classrooms. During the Autumn term we organise this on several dates, in small groups, prior to parents making their choice of preferred school in January.  This can also be arranged if your child is joining at other times throughout the year. Please telephone our school office on 0161 437 1792 to book an appointment. 

In the meantime, we are trying to make choosing your new school as supportive as possible and provide you with all the information you need.

The best place to start is with the School Tour video on the right of this page. We hope this will give you an insight into all the fun and learning that happens at Etchells. It also shows many of our areas around school. We look like quite a small school from the front, some people don't realise that we are a large, modern school with expansive grounds including a huge school field, Forest School areas, several big playgrounds, an adventure trail, a ball court, music garden, bike track, log cabin, ICT suite and much much more!

Click on the School Tour link to find out.  

There is also a Transition Booklet aimed at children and a Parents' Booklet which contains lots more information about our school.

Take a look at our class pages using the classes tab to see the fun, learning and progression in each year group.

Should you have any questions please email our Head Teacher, Mrs Beddows at the school email address or our Early Years Leader, Mrs Revill at:

We look forward to meeting you soon and really hope to welcome you to our Etchells family!

Kind regards and keep well

The Etchells Team




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Primary School

East Avenue, Heald Green, Stockport, SK8 3DL

Telephone | 0161 437 1792

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Headteacher | Cathy Beddows