Joining our School Sept. 2021

Admissions Sept 2021

Joining our School Sept. 2021

A very warm welcome to Telford Infant School!


Unfortunately we are unable to offer new parents a tour of our school. 

 However, we have created a video to showcase some of what Telford Infants has to offer. 


Key dates for parents and carers of children starting Reception in September 2021

We will shortly be in touch with all parents of children starting with us in September with lots of important information. However, to help families to plan forward some key dates (subject to the government’s lifting of COVID-19 restrictions) are being shared in today's Newsletter (29th April) and on our website.

Please note:
*Further more detailed information will follow.
*All dates are subject to the lifting of government restrictions on June 21st


Stay and session – Afternoon of Monday 28th June  

Parents/carers will be invited into school (max 1 adult for each child) for a play session in their child’s new classroom with their new teacher and Teaching Assistant.

Warwickshire Induction Day – Wednesday 7th July
Parents/carers will be invited to drop their child at school so they can explore and play in their classroom with their teacher and Teaching Assistant (parents/carers do not stay for this session).

School visits – Monday 6th/Tuesday 7th/Wednesday 8th September – you will be invited for a 15 minute appointment on one of the days to visit the classroom with your child and have a meeting with your child’s class teacher. This is in place of home visits.

Thursday 9th and Friday 10th September
Part time attendance – either 2 hours in the morning or 2 hours in the afternoon. 


Monday 13th September and  Tuesday 14th September
Part time attendance – either morning or afternoon staying for lunch on one of these days. 


Wednesday 15th September
All Reception children in full time from 8.55am – 3.20pm 

Frequently Asked Questions
The document below provides the answers to questions we are frequently asked by prospective parents.   If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact our school office:
Tel. 01926 425544

Open Events
We normally hold open events specifically for families considering sending their children to our school which allows you to see first hand all of the busy learning and fun that takes place every day. Sadly, at this time we are unable to offer this to parents of children due to start in Reception in September 2021. We normally have over 100 visitors attend these events and under the terms of our school’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment we cannot accommodate this number of visitors in our school at present. We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

We hope that our website and the virtual tour (see the video above) will provide you with a flavour of our school. Below are additional  Welcome Videos  which have been created for our current new reception parents that will also help you get a flavour of the reception year at Telford Infants.

Should you have any questions please contact the school office by email If you have a specific question regarding your child we shall ensure that the most appropriate member of staff gets in contact with you to answer your query. If you have a more general question we shall send you a response and add it to our Frequently Asked Questions section on this web page.


Telford Infant School is an inclusive school, welcoming children from all backgrounds and abilities. We are 3 form entry taking 90 children in each year group with a maximum of 30 children in each class.
In Warwickshire children start Infant or Primary School the September after their fourth birthday and admissions are managed by Warwickshire Council.

Timescales for Reception Admissions for September 2021 
The timescales for Reception 2021 applications for a Reception place are as follows:
7th September 2020 - Application period starts
15th January 2021 – Closing date for applications
1st February 2021 - Extended closing date for families moving into, or within, Warwickshire - your child must be living in the new property by this date and sufficient documentary evidence received by the Admissions Service
16th April 2021 – National offer day – parents and carers are informed by Admissions of Service of their child’s allocated school.
30th April 2021 - Deadline for parents and carers to accept offer with Admissions. 

Applications to our school are made through Warwickshire County Council Admissions:

Criteria for Admission:
The following criteria are used by the Local Authority when the school has received more applications than places available after children with Statements of Special Educational Needs/Education Health and Care Plans have been admitted first:
1. Children in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority and were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
2. Children living in the priority area who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
3. Children living in the priority area who have a brother or sister at the partner junior school at the time of admission.
4. Other children living in the priority area.
5. Children living outside the priority area who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
6. Children living outside the priority area who have a brother or sister at the partner junior school at the time of admission.
7. Other children living outside the priority area.

Within each criterion priority is given in order of straight line distance between the home address and school. The shortest distance has the highest priority. Our school’s priority area is defined on the Warwickshire Admissions website. Please follow the link below:

Starting School
For further information and advice on starting school, you may find the following BBC Bitesize link below helpful.