A Dorset middle school welcomed parents of its new Year 5 students to a special coffee morning and to see how well their children are settling in.
The mums and dads got to enjoy coffee, tea and cake laid on by the school’s PTA in return for a donation to the charity.
They were then taken to their children’s English lessons to look at workbooks and the first pieces of writing at the Wimborne Academy Trust school.
Headteacher, Mark Legge, said: “It was fantastic to see so many of our new parents come to the coffee morning.
“We held this event as a way of welcoming parents to the school and to give them the opportunity to see how well their son or daughter are settling in.
“I’m delighted to say that our new Year 5s are settling into middle school life extremely well.”
The Corfe Mullen school, which has 127 new Year 5 students, joined Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) at the end of last term.
It joins three other middle schools and five first schools in the east Dorset area.
Liz West, CEO of WAT, said: “We are very delighted that Lockyer’s Middle School is now part of the WAT family.
“Lockyer’s very much shares our ethos and values, including strong partnership work with our parents.
“This coffee morning is a perfect example of how we not only welcome parents into our schools but also to actively encourage a close working relationship with them.”
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