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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 who will be 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 :)


New to Reception Meetings -  September 2022

We are planning to hold various ‘Welcome to Reception’ events this term. These will offer opportunities for you to come to the school and meet key members of the team, attend workshops/welcome events and also will be the first chance for your child to come into school, play in our reception classrooms and meet the staff. Dates and details of these events will be emailed to you shortly.  

As part of our welcome and transition, we would like to invite parents/carers to a ‘New to Reception Parents/Carer Welcome Meeting’.

During this meeting, there will be a short 15-minute presentation about our school, followed by a session for you to complete your enrolment forms and meet our Owlets Wellbeing Team.

You will need your NI number on the day to complete your child’s enrolment form. To book a place to this event, please complete the following Microsoft FORM: 


Other opportunities for Transition and to find out about Brilliant BFIS!

The Infant and Junior School hold an annual Open Evening where current and new parents/carers have the opportunity to wander around both schools and have an informal chat with teachers and other staff. Again, we will keep you updated on when this event will take place this year.  

Our Early Years Leader, Mrs Bentham and SENCO, Mrs Robinson, will be working with local pre-schools and nurseries. This normally extends to an invitation for the children to come in for teddy and story sessions if possible. 

Children with Additional or Special Educational Needs

If your child has any special educational or medical needs, please contact Mrs Robinson as soon as possible so that we can ensure the correct provision and support is in place for September. 

First Few Days at BFIS

To help your child’s transition into school in September we will have a staggered timetable for the first week. We will advise you nearer the time if your child will attend in the morning or afternoon for those first two days.  

  • Monday 5th September - am or pm session (not including lunch) 

  • Tuesday 6th September – am or pm session (including lunch) 

  • Wednesday 7th September – full time

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

Applying for a place at BFIS

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.