Starting School


We are really looking forward to welcoming your child to Fox Covert Primary School and know that starting school is an exciting time but that it can also can be a nerve wracking time for wee ones and their parents. This may be heightened because of our current, unprecedented circumstances.

Primary 1/2 Composite Class

Please find a link below to our composite class information leaflet and a video recorded by Mrs McAlpine explaining some of the practicalities of a composite class.

The City of Edinburgh Council has created a universal transition pack which is available to all families through a public-facing website The website will provide lots of activities related to the well-known story of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen which Early Years Settings and Primary Schools will be working on together.  This is to provide a shared experience for all children across Edinburgh.  The website will go live on Monday 18th May.

We hope to be in touch with you all very soon but in the meantime please find below some Transition information that will be sent out to you all. The information includes leaflets shared by City of Edinburgh Council as well as a Fox Covert Primary School ‘Welcome Booklet for Parents’, a ‘Starting School’ booklet for you to share with your child and some Frequently Asked Questions.

There are also contact details if you have any further questions. We look forward to meeting you all soon.

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P1 Transition

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P1 Starting School Booklet for parents 2020

Primary 1 Welcome booklet for kids