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Early Years at Barton Hill


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The early years provision at Barton Hill Academy continues to go from strength to strength.

The nursery is a hive of activity...pupils are curious and inquisitive.

Ofsted 2020

Reception pupils 

IMG 5934A warm welcome to all our new pupils and their families

At Barton Hill Academy, we are very excited to welcome children into Reception classes – a big step in their learning journey. We are keen for transition into school to be as smooth as possible for children and their parents/carers.

In the current situation, it is not safe to offer our usual home visits. Instead, we have provided additional information on our website to provide some insight into the provision we offer. As soon as we are able, we aim to provide opportunities for children and parents to visit school and meet staff. 


Reception Transition Plan for 2020

Please find below an outline of the Reception Transition Plan for 2020

Week Arrangements


WC 08/06/2020

  • Text sent to new parents – Welcome letter will be delivered this week with transition arrangements
  • Welcome letter posted / delivered outlining arrangements below
  • New parents able to collect or request prospectus


WC 15/06/2020

  • “New Reception starters 2020” section added to website
  • Reception information presentation added to website (voice over Powerpoint)
  • Photos of Reception and main school staff added to website
  • Photos of Reception classes and main areas of school added to website
  • Video profile of Reception staff added to website


WC 22/06/2020

  • Phonecalls made by PS / JL to new parents to make contact and complete induction forms
  • Transition meetings (VR / PS / JL)
  • Transition phonecalls / meetings with other settings


WC 29/06/2020

  • Children split into classes
  • “Starting school” book delivered including child’s class and staff
  • Welcome pack delivered


WC 06/07/2020

  • Check in phonecall to parents to confirm they have received everything, speak to child


WC 13/07/2020

  • Postcards to be prepared for posting


September 2020

  • Check in phonecalls
  • Text and letter with session information



Welcome to Reception Presentation

Click on the image below to download and play the presentation (audio available).

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Somali Version - Click on the below image to play in Somali

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Communication and Engagement Sessions

We believe that families and carers are co-educators alongside the school. As such, it is important that we have close relationships with our children and their families.

IMG 7016We will provide regular opportunities for parent/carers to find out about their child’s learning – parent information sessions, open mornings, family learning conferences and reading cafes.

Teachers and Reception staff are also available at the end of the school day – open communication and regular progress updates are crucial for ensuring that children’s needs are closely met.



Watch our Virtual Tour

Click on the link to watch our Virtual Tour. Showing you our Early Years facilities and an opportunity to meet your teachers for September 2020.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email /phone the school office and request a call back.

 0117 903 0407