You’ll look back one day & remember when you found out they got their place at Primary school. This year will be much more memorable than any other. While you might have to wait a little while to meet up with your child’s new classmates & arrange some play dates or picnics to get to know everyone, you can at least join the Facebook Group for your school year.
These groups have been set up by local parents & provide a great way of keeping in contact with other parents with children in your child’s school year. The school will send you all the official information you need, but these groups provide a way of sharing information, answering questions & helping each other out. They act like a ‘virtual playground’. Many parents will have older ones, so they’ll be able to help you out with what you need to know, & if you want to ask a question it’s likely there’s a number of other parents thinking the same thing.
Simply request to join the group where your child has been given a school place. You may have questions to answer, as they are purely for school parents only. Some groups may currently be ‘public’, but likely to all soon be ‘private’, so you can then discuss things in your own ‘virtual playground’.    **Just awaiting St Katherines – will add it as soon as I know **

If you’re not already part of it, you’ll be more than welcome to join the Portishead Parent community over in the Facebook Group Portishead Parent Talk (bump to 11 years).