Information for New Year R Parents

You are probably here as you have received official notification of your child’s place here at Padnell Infant School.  On behalf of the Padnell team, I would like to personally welcome you.

You will see in your letter than you need to log back into the Education Portal to either “Accept” or “Reject” the offered school place before 1st May 2020. This facility will not be accessible after this date.

Traditionally we would have offered your child a vast transition programme during the Summer term but sadly this is on hold until the pandemic subsides and the lockdown is lifted.  I appreciate that this may cause you some concerns, but rest assured that when we all return back to normal, we will do our very best to ensure your child has a great start to their Padnell Learning Days. We will be in touch when we are in a position to give you more information and are able to welcome you into the school. 

You may like to get organised with the first items of paperwork we will need from you to help us in what is going to be a busy time.  Please ensure you have both evidence of the address used in your application (issued within the last 3 months), and your child’s Date of Birth ready to hand. 

The letter from the Admissions Team may state that you can use a Passport or Birth Certificate as proof of your child’s date of birth. However, here at Padnell we ask for your child’s full Birth Certificate.  This is the document stating both parent’s names and occupations.  If you do not have this, we would ask that you get a replacement. 

This can be done on: https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-death-marriage-certificate  There is a cost of £11 or £14 and usually takes 15 days, although it may be slightly longer at the moment. 

One of the questions we are asked most is “when will my child start school”.  Again, this is unfortunately not something we can answer.  Your understanding and patience at this time is much appreciated.  Rest assured we will be in touch as soon as we have more information for you.

For now, below are some of the resources we will be providing you with in the future.  The answers to some of your questions may be here.  Please utilise the rest of our website for any other information you would like, or drop us an email.