We are delighted you are interested in joining Eastington Primary School– a happy, caring learning community. At Eastington, we aim for our children to reach their full potential: academically, socially, physically and emotionally to enable them to confidently make their next steps and embed a life-long love of learning. We strive for our children to become active citizens of society who contribute positively whether locally or globally.
We consider the primary years the most significant in your child’s development. We believe the strength of our school is the partnership with parents and the wider community. We feel that it is very important for home and school to work together closely and for trust and confidence to exist between parent and teacher. If you are successful in securing a place for your child with us, please join in the many activities to which you will be invited as well as encouraging your child at home.
Usually, we hold open days in the Autumn Term where prospective new reception parents can enjoy an informative tour from our wonderful Year 6 children, see our site and meet the headteacher. Due to Covid-19 this will not be possible in 2020. However, we welcome the opportunity to meet you after school for a short tour. We will socially distance during the tour and ask you to wear masks – we know this still feels strange to many but we are working hard to take the measures we can to reduce the risk of transmission to children and staff on site – we hope you understand this. Please do contact lovely Mrs Birch in the school office to arrange a visit. She will also send you a virtual tour of the school if you wish.
Starting school is an exciting adventure but can also be daunting. For helpful, practical advise on common questions please see the Mind You website: https://sites.southglos.gov.uk/mind-you/homepage/parents-and-carers/starting-school/
To find out more useful information about our school, please read the school prospectus – see link: School Prospectus – 9.11.2020
If you are interested in finding out more about how children transition into our school and onto secondary, please read ‘Transition at Eastington’ – see link: Transition at Eastington
If you are interested in joining our school midyear then please call the school office to see if we have places in the first instance.
To view the Admission Policy for our school please click here<https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-admissions-scheme-criteria-and-protocol/
Please then click on the link to the Determined Admission Criteria and Scheme for the required year, and our Admission Policy is shown under GCC Admission Arrangements.
Further information about starting at our school for reception children can be found in these documents: