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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


River Beach

Starting School - September 2022

Starting school is a big change in family life. It is an important milestone for both you and your child. Here at River Beach Primary School we believe that this should be an exciting time filled with opportunity and discovery. It can be a daunting time too. But we believe that by working together and with preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at school, ready to learn, discover and have fun.

Starting School in Reception in September 2022

We will update this page with new information and hope you find it useful as part of the transition process. We know starting school is a big step for children and grown ups! We hope to provide as much information as we can between now and September to help your child settle in quickly and confidently.

Below you will find our welcome video for new starters. It gives you lots of useful and practical information that will make a smooth start to your child's time at River Beach.

Transition Diary Dates

Wednesday 6th July - Transition Day.  A letter with individual times will have been sent to you.

Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September - Morning or afternoon session in their new class.

Wednesday 7th September - First full day, staggered start and 2,50pm finish.

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September - Full days in their new class, 8.45am - 2.50pm.


If you think you are entitled to Free School Meals, because you are on benefits then please use this link to apply. If your application is successful then we will give you a voucher to spend at Ricara’s for 2 school jumpers/cardigans.

Listen to a story with Mrs Slater from Shell Class



Listen to a story with Miss Smith from Sandcastle Class


Listen to a story with Mr Searle from Rockpool Class



If you're interested in taking a tour around River Beach, then watch the video below.