Starting School 2021
Induction Letter - 23.06.21
I hope you and your family are well. We are very much looking forward to your child starting at Fair Oak Infant School.
Normally, following the allocation of school places, we would be asking you to come into school to visit the School Office and collect some forms which we require you to complete. Due to the current Covid restrictions we are unfortunately unable to invite you in to school, so we ask that you complete the electronic forms below so that we can begin completing the necessary work required ready for your child to begin school in September. We had to ask parents last year to complete the forms electronically too, and it all worked well.
As soon as we have received your email addresses from Hampshire County Council, we will automatically sign you up for our Parent Communication system and send this letter to you. Please look out for this communication as it may appear in your junk/spam folder as it will be the first communication from us.
If you have more than one child starting school, you will need to complete all the forms for each child.
We are required to check your child’s date of birth and address. Please either upload the required information into this form, or email it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org to include your child’s name.
We require all parents to complete this form. It provides information required for us to register your child within school. Information on this form is shared with the Department for Education.
We require all parents to complete this form, on how we use photographs of your child within school.
You only need to complete this form if you require a place within our Breakfast Club for your child.
You only need to complete this form if your child has any medical conditions we need to know about, has any dietary requirements or will need to take medication during the school day.
You only need to complete this form if you meet the requirements for your child to receive Pupil Premium funding.
If you require any support completing any of these forms, please contact the School Office via email email@example.com
Please keep an eye on the Starting School section of our website. We will put copies of all letters there, along with other material over the coming weeks. https://www.fairoakinfant.co.uk/starting-school-september-2021/
We will continue to contact you via email in the lead up to your child starting school in September.
We are all looking forward to welcoming your child into school.
Starting school is an important stage in your child’s development and, although September 2021 is a long way off, now is the time to think about choosing a school for your child.
Fair Oak Infant School is one of the largest Infant Schools in England, with a small family feel, and I am proud to be Headteacher here. At Fair Oak Infant School we aim for every child to be: a successful learner who enjoys learning, makes progress and achieves; a confident individual who is able to lead a safe, healthy and fulfilling life; and an international citizen who makes a positive contribution to society.
Coronavirus restrictions have brought many challenges to all our lives and the day to day running of our school. These restrictions have meant that we are, unfortunately, not able to invite you into school to take a look around. Hampshire County Council’s Public Health Team have made it very clear to schools that events in which people would gather in settings should not occur. Due to the size of our school, and based on the high number of people who booked onto tours last year, we are not able to offer individual tours. We also need to ensure that the bubbles we are working within in school are not compromised from having a large number of visitors within school.
If you are considering applying for a place at Fair Oak Infant School we are currently looking at creating a short video about our school, which we hope to upload onto our website towards the middle of November.
We will be hosting a virtual meeting over the coming weeks, through Zoom. This will include a short presentation about our school, followed by the opportunity to ask any general questions. If you would like to attend one of these meeting, please book at https://fois.eventbrite.co.uk. Zoom links will be emailed out the day before each meeting.
If you have specific questions about your child starting school and would like to speak with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, please contact Mrs Blacknell in the School Office and she will be able to schedule a telephone appointment for you. If your child has additional needs and you would like to speak with our Inclusion Leader, again please contact Mrs Blacknell and she will ensure you receive a telephone call from Mrs Nelson.
Further information about school admissions can be found on Hampshire County Council’s website www.hants.gov.uk/admissions and further information about our school can be found on our school website www.fairoakinfant.co.uk.
If you are considering applying for a place I look forward to welcoming you to Fair Oak Infant School.