Joining our School

A very warm welcome to Telford Infant School!

Joining our School  
If you are considering Telford Infant School for your child you should find lots of useful information and links on this website. If you have any questions that you cannot find answers to please do contact the school office, we are always happy to help. If you would like to look around our school please contact us and we will arrange a tour of the school at a convenient time. We are happy for you to bring your child with you, or not, whatever suits.

Showrounds for Prospective Reception Families
We also arrange events specifically for families considering a Reception place at our school. Prospective families have an opportunity to meet key members of staff to learn more about our school, in particular life in Reception, and families are given a guided tour around the whole school.

These events allow you to see the busy learning, play and fun that takes place everyday so that you can make an informed choice  about your child's future education. 

Dates of showrounds for parents of children due to start Reception in September 2024 are as follows. Please contact the school office (01926 425544) to book a place:

Monday 18th September 2023 - 4pm and 4.45pm
Thursday 12th October 2023 - 1.35pm and 2.15pm
Wednesday 25th October 2023 - 9.15am, 10am and 10.45am
Tuesday 14th November 2023 - 1.35pm and 2.15pm
Wednesday 10th January 2024 - 9.15am and 10am
 

Virtual Tour
We hope that our website and the virtual tour (see the video below) will provide you with a flavour of our school.

Further Information for Families
 
Below are also additional Welcome Videos which were created for our new reception parents that will also help you get a flavour of the reception year at Telford Infants.

Admissions
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.

Stage of processDate
Reception application period starts 1 November 2023
Closing date for applications 15 January 2024

Extended closing date for house moves

1 February 2024
National Offer Day
17 April 2024
Deadline for accepting the offer 2 May 2024

 

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

If you are moving into the area, wishing to change schools or applying for a new school year, please go to Warwickshire Admissions website:

Criteria for Admission:

If a Warwickshire Community or Voluntary Controlled infant school is over-subscribed, then the following over-subscription criteria will be used when allocating places.

 

Additional information about criterion can be found below.

 

  • Criterion 1a: Looked after children and all previously looked after children.

  • Criterion 1b: Children who have been adopted through a CVAA UK agency.

  • Criterion 2:   Children who receive the Early Years Pupil Premium for their early years provider.

  • Criterion 3:   Children who are currently, or have been at any point since 1st September 2015,                                       subject to a Child in Need Plan or a Child Protection Plan.

  • Criterion 4a: Children living in the priority area for the school, who will have a sibling attending the                             same school in the Year 1 or 2 at the time of admission in September 2022.

  • Criterion 4b: Children living in the priority area for the school, who will have a sibling attending the                              partner junior school in Years 3 - 6 at the time of admission in September 2022*

  • Criterion 5: Other children living in the priority area for the school.

  • Criterion 6a: Children living outside the priority area for the school, who will have a sibling                                             attending the same school in Year 1 or 2 at the time of admission in September 2022.

  • Criterion 6b: Children living outside the priority area for the school, who will have a sibling                                              attending the partner junior school in Years 3 - 6 at the time of admission in                                                September 2022*

  • Criterion 7:    Other children living outside the priority area for the school.

 

* If you are also applying for a Year 3 place at the partner junior school for another child, for entry in September 2022, please be aware that they will not be considered as a sibling link for the infant school applicant until after that child has been offered a place at the junior school and you have confirmed your acceptance of the Year 3 place.

 

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.