Reception Intake - September 2021


Growing & Succeeding Together

Your journey starts here…


Click the link below to book a virtual meeting with our EYFS Team!


Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our school for your child. Choosing a primary school can be daunting – you may feel a little overwhelmed with information and have lots of questions to ask.

This may be especially true given the current global Covid-19 Pandemic. However, we are a friendly and caring school and we hope to make the process a reassuring as possible for you and your family.



Due to the current restrictions we are very disappointed not be offering our traditional Open Days and Play & Stay Session for prospective families this term. We have always enjoyed and valued these sessions as they provide you with a real insight into life at Hanbury’s Farm – something that is difficult to replicate with virtual tours online.



However, we are excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to book an interactive session with us where you will have the opportunity to talk through the admissions process with the EYFS Team, ask questions along with providing you with a live show around of the Reception Classroom environment. We hope that these online sessions will add a little 'personal touch' despite the current social distancing restrictions.



What we offer...

We have a designated Reception Classroom alongside a spacious and safe outdoor learning areas and all weather canopy. We have adventure playground equipment, Library and designated Forest School area. We value the use of IT and have iPads, Laptops and Netbooks that are used regularly with the children to support and enhance learning.



We use Read, Write Inc. and Power Maths schemes to compliment the practical aspects of the EYFS curriculum. For homework, children have login details for Oxford Owl and Education City. Our learning and achievements are documented using Tapestry - parents also have a log in so that learning can be shared. We use Jasmine - Real PE to support Physical and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.







We offer a Breakfast Club for all of our pupils that starts at 7:30 am at the cost of £4 per session. We can also provide after school care via a free walking bus service to ‘Gabriel’s Angels’. Please see the ‘Community’ link on the drop down menus for more information.


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We have 30 places in our Reception Class for September 2021


Admissions for Reception are managed by Staffordshire County Council. Please click the link below to see the process.


The application window runs from 1st November 2020 to 15th January 2021. 

Please note late applications may make it less likely to get your first choice of school.  

Click here to download the form


Click here to complete it online 

Submit the application to: before 15th January 2021. 


You will receive an offer of a place from Staffordshire County Council on or around 16th April 2021






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