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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

Building Futures, Inspiring Success

New to Reception 2022 - Information for Parent/Carers




We would like to say a warm welcome to those of you considering joining us at BFIS in September 2022.

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! 


A copy of our BFIS Prospectus can be downloaded in PDF format from this page, or alternatively, you are very welcome to pop in to the school to collect one :)


Tours of Brilliant BFIS!

You can visit our school and take part in one of our school tours during the following weeks:

Week beginning 1st November 2021

Week beginning 29th November

Week beginning 10th January

To book your tour, please complete the following Microsoft FORM:

If you have any questions, please email us at or contact us on our Well-being phone line on 07850 903 896.

You can apply for Reception school place at an Essex primary school between 8 November 2021 and 15 January 2022.

Before you apply

You should:

You may want to check the priority admission catchment area schools.

You can also watch our video on applying for a primary school place.


2021 to 2022 academic year

Applications for the 2021 school year are now closed.

If you wish to make an application for a primary (Reception) place for the 2021 to 2022 academic year, you will need to apply to the Council as a mid-year admission.

2022 to 2023 academic year

You can apply online for a primary (Reception) school place at an Essex school between 8 November 2021 and 15 January 2022.

School Admissions Team

Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.

Telephone: 0345 603 2200

School place offers

Offers will be sent to online applicants by email on 19 April 2022.

From 19 April 2022, if you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.

Find out more about what to do after you get your school offer.

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 new to the area or haven't chosen a school yet and are interested in sending your child to Barnes Farm Infant School in September 2022 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.

Breakfast and Afterschool Club

For those parent/carers that are interested in our breakfast and after school club provision, contact us on the email address below and we will send you a registration form to complete.


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.