First time admissions
Welcome to our Overdale Community.
Starting school can be both exciting and worrying for children and parents. Our brilliant team at Overdale Infant School have worked hard to develop a different approach to welcoming our new families and preparing meetings to try and make starting school a positive experience.
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 currently updating our plans to welcome our new cohort of Reception children in to school in September 2024.
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 2024. .
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.
We would love you to visit our school, meet our children and observe learning in the classrooms. We are currently taking bookings for parent tours on the following dates:
- Wednesday 29th November - 9:30am
- Tuesday 5th December - 9:30am
- Monday 11th December - 9:30am
Please contact Reception (0116 2882724) to arrange a tour.
Frequently asked questions
School uniform is compulsory and must be worn by all pupils. Children are expected to come to school in the school colours navy and white. Items with the school logo on are not compulsory and uniform can be purchased from many local supermarkets.
If you wish to purchase uniform with a logo on from our suppler from Gasgoine Clothing
Footwear should be dark closed toe shoes, socks and tights should be plain, black, navy, white or grey.
Second hand sales do take place at our school summer fete. This takes place on Saturday 25th June.
In the meantime please contact the school office to enquire about second-hand uniform options.
|Uniform Requirements for Boys||Uniform Requirements for Girls|
|Trousers or shorts: black or navy blue||Skirt, pinafore, shorts or trousers: black or navy blue|
|Shirt or polo shirt: white or navy blue||Blouse or polo shirt: white or navy blue|
|Sweatshirt or fleece: navy blue||Cardigan or fleece: navy blue|
|Dress: blue & white checked (summer)|
|Socks: black, navy blue, grey or white||Socks: black, navy blue, grey or white|
|Sturdy, black shoes||Tights: black or navy blue|
|Coat||Sturdy, black shoes|
We have created an online second hand uniform shop. We are doing this using an online site called Uniformd
We are able to offer second hand Overdale Infant uniform to our community at a very small cost or for free. With Uniformd, we can create a sustainable marketplace for parents to donate and access affordable used school uniforms. This not only reduces the financial toll on parents but also raises much needed funds for the school. We also aim to establish a Uniformd ecosystem in our school, actively championing the collective reduction of a whole community’s environmental impact. We are stronger together, especially when it comes to sustainability.
Black/Navy shorts or skirt (in winter months, black or navy tracksuit bottoms can be worn over the top throughout the day)
Bare feet for Gymnastics or Dance
Black, white or navy Plimsolls/indoor trainers (not fashion trainers) for all other indoor activities
The PE Kit will need to be named and placed in a small bag.
The children will need to bring in a small bag, preferably book bag each day. Book bags can be purchased from Gasgoine clothing (Password: rainbow1718).
Any more questions?
If you have any questions about our school or the process of starting school please contact us using the contact form below.
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