Early Years Foundation
EARLY YEARS ADMISSIONS
SEPTEMBER 2019 INTAKE
Thank you for considering Bodsham Church of England Primary School for your child. You are making an important decision and we wish to do all we can to support you in this process.
INFORMATION SESSIONS AND TOUR OF SCHOOL
Please come and meet our staff and pupils and see the school in action. We will be holding sessions on the following dates, which will begin with an introductory talk including the admissions procedure and include a tour of the school:
Monday 5th November – 11am
Monday 12th November – 11am
Wednesday 21st November – 11am
Thursday 29th November – 2pm
Friday 7th December – 2pm
Friday 11th January – 11am
…..Please telephone the school office to reserve your place.
If you would prefer to visit the school at another time please telephone the school office to arrange an appointment.
EARLY YEARS MARKET PLACE EVENTS
Please come and visit our stand:
Wednesday 31October from 9.30-11.30 at Hythe Sports Pavillion
Friday 2 November from 9.30-12.00 at Three Hills, Folkestone
Please refer to the admissions section of our website for full details.
During the summer term we have a programme of transition events to support a smooth and enjoyable start to school life:
HOME VISITS AND NURSERY VISITS
Home visits allow us to meet you and your child in an informal setting and begin our effective partnership. We also visit your child in their nursery setting and each nursery is invited to bring the children to school for an additional visit.
NEW PARENT INDUCTION MEETING AND SCHOOL VISIT
You are invited to attend an induction meeting whilst your child visits their new classroom for an afternoon to play with a small group of current EY children and children who will be in their class.
You and your child will also be invited in to join us for a story time session where we will explore our learning environment and share some books together.
You are most welcome to join us for Sports Day and our Summer Fete. You can find these dates in the diary section of the website.
ORIENTATION SESSION FOR PARENTS
This is held once your child has started school to provide you with further information on how we learn at school. It will also give you an opportunity to ask questions and find out about how you can support your child at home with their learning.
FRIENDS OF BODSHAM SCHOOL
We have an active PFA who welcome new members and ideas. If you would like more information, please contact the school office who can direct you on how to join.
We enjoy a close partnership with parents and have an open door policy if you should wish to speak to us at any time. You will be kept updated throughout your child’s time in Early Years via parents’ evenings, opportunities to come and share Learning Journals and Stay and Play Sessions. We also use the online learning journal ‘Tapestry’ which means that you will have regular updates on what your child has been up to at school. For further information regarding Tapestry please click here.
We are very proud of our beautiful school and its wonderful children. We are lucky to have smaller than average class sizes, a strong Christian ethos and supportive and welcoming parents. If you would like any further information, or you wish to book a visit, please contact the office via the links below