Admissions – Joining our school
The induction process begins during the first half of the autumn term with an Open Week culminating in an Open Evening for children due to start school in the next academic year. This provides parents with their first formal opportunity to visit the school as ‘new parents’ and provides children with their first chance to become accustomed with the Reception Unit.
During the summer term prior to the children starting school in September members of the Early Years team make visits to the various local pre-school settings which are attended by the new intake children. These visits have proved invaluable as they not only allow an insight into the children and any potential needs, but also give an indication of the different kinds of provision provided. They also help to establish strong links between the different settings and our school.
Following Stay and Play sessions, the children are invited to attend a series of afternoon visits to the Reception Unit when they are given the opportunity to explore their new learning environment and participate in a range of different activities. An Induction Evening for new parents is also held when relevant literature is distributed and discussed. Parents may use this meeting to raise any questions or queries.
Parents/carers are given the opportunity to have a home visit by their child’s new teacher. These visits allow the teacher to observe the child in their home environment and also work further in establishing trusting, positive relationships with parents prior to their child’s entry to school. By making home visits, parents are given the chance to raise any issues which they may not otherwise choose to divulge.
Stay and Play sessions are offered to parents of children due to start school in the forthcoming academic year. Younger siblings are also welcomed to help ease transition. Positive school/parent partnerships are clearly established.
During the first half of the autumn term, parents/carers are invited to attend a parents evening during which they are given the opportunity to discuss how their child has settled into their new learning environment.
Millfields First School is a Community School. We follow the Worcestershire County Council Admissions Policy. This information can be found online by clicking here.