"Absolutely fantastic school. I am so pleased with what a lovely school Morley Victoria is. Lovely community feel, wonderful staff and leadership. Very happy parents here! " - MV parents

"We welcome everyone to Morley Victoria, we are like a big family." - MV Staff

"I remember starting school. I cried every day because I didn't want to go home, I was having too much fun!" - MV Pupil

At Morley Victoria we understand that starting in Nursery and/or Reception is such a big transition for children and their families. We appreciate that making the decision regarding where to send your child to school is a very important one and getting 'a feel' for a place is so important. Families need to rest assured that their children are in good, safe hands.

It is so important to us that all families and children are fully informed and have their questions and concerns answered before they start with us. 

We have a full transition package planned each year to ensure the transition into school runs smoothly. This is reviewed, changed and improved yearly or to fit the individual needs of the children coming into school. The transition process always involves with the children starting by attending reduced hours, which are then built up to their full times hours.

There is information on this page and in the EYFS section of the school website that will help and inform families about life at Morley Victoria.  Please also make sure you look at our website in full and follow us on Twitter too.

Here are a list of books about starting school that you might like to read to your child to support their understanding around this important transition:

The Colour Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenes

Going to School by Anne Civardi

Starting School by Janet and Allan Ahlberg                  

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold  

When a Dragon Goes to School by Rosalind Bearshaw and Caryl Hart

Lucy and Tom at School by Shirley Hughes

Charlie and Lola: I am absolutely too small for school! by Lauren Child

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds

Spot Goes to School by Eric Hill


Please find below a link to Development Matters which is the curriculum guidance we use, as well as a document with some tips and ideas for helping your child to get ready for starting school.

If you have any questions - please don't hesitate to contact us.