Admissions & Prospectus

Anyone considering applying to join our school is warmly invited to contact the school office to make an appointment to visit the school, meet the Head Teacher and see our learning in action. We hold an Open Evening each October, for 2017 it is Tuesday 17th October, and our Open Day for prospective parents was also Tues 17th October 10am-2pm. This will enable prospective parents for Reception 2018 and if your child is in Year 1 we also have places available in that year group. This is not simply an opportunity for prospective parents to view our school, but a genuine invitation to all current parents, prospective parents and members of our community to visit us and see us in action. Children from Year 6 provide guided tours throughout the evening. Our Head Teacher and Governors are also on hand to answer questions and discuss their strategic role. Individual visits can arrange at any time through the year, please contact our Business Manager Maria Tillett if you would like to make an appointment. We are proud of our school and enjoy sharing our successes with prospective parents, so do please come and see our learning in action.

As a Local Authority School prospective parents should contact the local authority to find out more about the schools admission arrangements.

 

In Year School Moves/Transfers

If you are considering a change of school for your child, we would be very pleased to discuss your child’s needs. The link below will provide information that will assist you, alternatively please do contact the school.

West Berskshire Council Website.

 

Reception

In line with good practice in West Berkshire schools, we admit rising fives full-time at the beginning of the academic year in which they become five. Applications for admission into our Reception class are handled by West Berkshire Council and parents should complete an online application or collect an application form from their catchment school and return it by the closing date in January of the academic year before their child is due to start school.

Information for New Reception Parents

We hold an induction evening for parents of our new Reception Class during the summer term before they start school. This provides an opportunity for parents to meet key staff and governors, collect further information and discuss any individual needs.

Induction Sessions

We encourage our new Reception children to attend planned induction sessions at the end of the Summer Term to help them to become familiar with school surroundings, meet members of staff and begin to form friendships with others starting school at the same time.

Starting School

Children often find their first few weeks at school very demanding, both physically and mentally, but our experienced staff plan for every child’s needs and our children settle quickly into school life. All of our new Reception children attend school full-time from the first week of term, although a phased entry can be devised to accommodate special needs when appropriate. Further information about School Admissions in West Berkshire is available on the West Berkshire Council Website.

 

Prospectus

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Latest Events

Thurs 21st Sept Police Assembly all Years

Mon 25th Sept European Day of Languages Parents Assembly 9am

Weds 27th Sept- National Fitness Day

Tues 3rd Oct 3.30pm Welcome session for Parents in Classrooms

Weds 4th Oct Reception class Photo for Newbury Weekly News Supplement

Fri 6th Oct - Yr3/4 Visit to  Egyptians Exhibition

Weds 11th Oct- Yr5/6 5 a side Football Tournament

Weds 11th Oct- Infants Harvest Festival Visit Newbury Showground

Tues 17th Oct Open Day & Evening 10am-2pm & 6pm-7pm

Fri 20th Oct Flu vaccinations for Years 1-4 inclusive

Fri 20th Oct last day of term school ends 3.15pm

Mon 30th Oct New Term starts

Tues 31st Nov Individual School Photos- all year groups & Inkspots

Sat 18th Nov Sportshall Indoor Championships at Park House School

Fr 24th Nov Yr5/6 Lantern Making Workshop re Corn Exchanges annual Lantern Parade

Thurs 14th Dec Christmas Dinner

Thurs 14th Dec The Borrowers Christmas Pantomime Watermill Theatre

Weds 20th Dec last day of term -school ends 2pm

PC Hawkett Visit

A very interesting assembly with PC Hawkett talking to the children and giving them an opportunity to ask questions about the Police and their role in society.

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Farmhouse Breakfast Feb 2016

To celebrate the most important meal of the day, a visit for the morning to the children in Yr3/4, Pheasant class by Newbury District Agricultural Societies Education Officer Jan Murray who engaged the children in making breakfast smoothies, porridge, planting seeds and learning about milk and how to milk a cow. A very enjoyable educational […]

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