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 2022. Information Packs will be sent out to parents by Friday 6th May. This year we are planning on hosting a parents' meeting on Tuesday 14th June at 6pm. We are also preparing for the return of home visits, these will take place between 30th August and 5th September.
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 2022. 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. The virtual tour was created during the pandemic and has changed a little recently with the lifting of restrictions.
We know that new parents may have many questions and we have created an email address for you to use, email@example.com; 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.
Virtual tour: https://overdale.zigzagmails.co.uk/
Take a virtual tour around our school grounds and peep into our classrooms.
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|
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).
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