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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

Building Futures, Inspiring Success

New to Reception 2021 - Information for Parent/Carers


This year, we are inviting prospective parent/carers to find out about our school in a variety of different ways. 

While we are not currently able to welcome you in person on site and offer the usual tours of our wonderful school, we are very keen to share with you what it is like to be a part of our BFIS school community.

We are very excited to be able to share with you our BFIS School Celebration Film.  Please watch it on the YouTube link below to find out about our brilliant school! 


We are passionate and proud of what we can offer children and their families and are very happy to answer any questions that you may have if you are considering sending your child to us.

If you are interested in sending your child to Barnes Farm Infant School in September 2021 and would like more information, please email to arrange a  virtual or telephone appointment with us.

We hope to be able to offer opportunities so that you and your children can look around the school in the future and will update this page regularly with further information on how we can support your child's transition to 'big school'.  We are looking forward to you joining us on the Barnes Farm journey. 


Contacting Us

Please email us at or contact us on our Well-being phone line on 07850 903 896.


SCHOOL ADMISSIONS - Information for Parent/Carers regarding how to apply for Reception School Places for September 2021

As you may be aware, the primary school (Reception) admission opens on 9 November 2020, for parents/carers to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2021.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

From 9 November 2020, applications can be made online via  

99% of Essex resident families applied online last year.  Letters are not sent out to parents about making an application. All of the application and admissions information is available on the website above.

The website  also has a copy of the Primary Education in Essex 2021-22 booklet and the Schools Admissions Policies Directories contain details of all admission policies.


Breakfast and Afterschool Club

For those parent/carers that are interested in our breakfast and after school club provision, please find all the information you will need on our Early Birds and Night Owls page.  If you will require our wrap around care provision, please complete the forms once you have found out that you have been allocated Barnes Farm Infant School in April 2021 and send them to

Unfortunately we are unable to add you to the waiting list until your space at our school is confirmed.  Thank you :)



Helping to prepare your child for school


Please see below documents that you may find useful in preparing your child for school.