First time admissions
Please take a look at the video via the link above. This video is presented by Mrs Hayley Holmes, Head Teacher of Overdale Infant School. We hope this video gives prospective parents and carers a look into our school and a feel for the wonderful work that takes place every day.
Virtual tour: https://overdale.zigzagmails.co.uk/
Take a virtual tour around our school grounds and peep into our classrooms.
Welcome to our Overdale Community.
Starting school can be both exciting and worrying for children and parents. We continue to be in unusual times which adds to the uncertainty. Our brilliant team at Overdale Infant School have worked hard to develop a different approach to welcoming our new families and preparing virtual tours and meetings to try and make choosing a school and then starting school as smooth as possible.
We understand that there will be many questions and concerns about how transition to school will happen and even what school will look like. We are continually updating our plans to welcome our new cohort of Reception children in to school in September 2021. We will be guided, as always, by government advice and will keep parents and carers informed at every step.
Above you will find a welcome video message from our Head Teacher, Mrs Hayley Holmes. We have tried to give prospective parents and carers a feel for our school. We are incredibly proud of our school and the community we serve and we look forward to welcoming new members to this for the new academic year 2021. Below the link to the video you will find a link to a 360 degree virtual tour of our school. Please have a look and peep inside the classrooms.
We know that new parents may have many questions and we have created an email address for you to use, firstname.lastname@example.org; alternatively, you can complete the contact form lower down on this page and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Admissions 2021 Questions
We will endeavour to answer any questions about our school or the process of starting school.
- Starting School with CBeebies
- BBC Bitesize - Getting Ready For School
- Oxford Owl - Guide to Starting School
- Getting Ready For School
- Starting School with CBeebies https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/starting-school-curation
- CBeebies Time for School: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/time-for-school
- Song: A welcome video for children starting in September 2020 - new video for 2021 coming soon....
- School readiness poster
- Preparing your child for school
- Welcome video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/430300649
This video was made for the families joining us in September 2020. This video aimed to give parents and carers of our new Reception children, information about starting school with us at Overdale. It also hopefully gave them a bit of a 'feel' for our very special school. We hope to produce another video for children joining us in September 2021.