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:

Videos for Children: 

Welcome to Robins:

Robins Transition Booklet

Welcome to Wrens:

Wrens Transition Booklet

Welcome to Redwings:

Redwings Transition Booklet

Story Time with Mrs Massey:

Story Time with Mrs Dormer:


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 15th June 2020.

Click here to access and complete our electronic admissions form.


We pride ourselves on our quality of communication to you. ParentMail is the system for communication, payments and booking parents’ evenings we use in our school. Comprehensive information about this important platform can be viewed by clicking here. Please note you will be invited to register with this service in due course.