Dear Prospective Parent
Thank you for visiting this page of our Website. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our planned school visits for this term. In the meantime, we hope this short video gives you a small flavour of our school from our children's perspective.
We are hopeful that, if the guidance allows us to, we can reschedule school visits as we believe that seeing the school environment is a really important part of decision making for your child's education. Any changes to our current status will be added to this webpage.
We look forward to welcoming you to our schools as soon as we can but in the meantime, if you have any questions regarding school admissions please contact our receptionist, Trudy Edwards, who will be happy to help.
Acting Head teacher
Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Parents:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why send your child to our school?
We are a high attaining, multicultural city school that values the uniqueness of every child. We want children to be lifelong learners and feel confident in moving to the next stage of their education. We wish to give children an excellent primary education where every subject is valued and taught expertly. We have superb teachers who give a wonderful start to children’s education. We provide outstanding Early Years education and our children continue through the school as curious, independent and resilient learners. Our curriculum intent statement gives a clear understanding of what our aims of the curriculum are.
How many classes are in the school and what is the class size?
We have 2 classes of 30 children in each year group. With our Nursery provision we have around 430 children in our school.
What are the times of the school day?
The times of the school day varies for different year groups. See our website page for opening and closing times of the day.
Is there a before and after school club?
Yes. We have an after school club provided by an external provider - ‘Treehouse Club’. This runs from 3.30 until 6pm. Our school website gives clear guidance on costs and how to book places.
Treehouse Club often run holiday clubs on the school site.
Do you have a school uniform?
The Infant school has no school uniform. School uniforms are worn in Year 3 when children are in Junior school.
How will I know how my child is getting on?
We have two face to face parent consultations per year and we will provide a written end of year report. Teachers are happy to meet to talk about your child’s progress as and when the need arises.
What do I do if I am worried about my child?
Your child’s class teacher is always the first point of contact however phase leaders and members of the Leadership team are on hand to discuss any concerns.
Are there extra-curricular activities?
We are very pleased with the variety of before school, during school and after school activities in our school. The clubs range from paid clubs to free clubs run by teaching staff. They have included: Netball, cricket, football, parkour, kung-fu, fencing, knitting, Japanese club, outdoor projects, Dance and many more.
Do children automatically move into the Junior school if they attend the Infant school?
Yes. There is no need to apply to move from the Infants to the Juniors.
What is the current Ofsted grading?
The Infant School was visited in February of 2020 and was graded as ‘good’ with an ‘outstanding’ Early Years Provision.
The Junior School was visited in October 2017 and was graded as ‘good’.
What is the distance from school for admissions?
The furthest distance offered a place in the category: “Those children living closest to Sefton Park Infant School as measured in a direct line from the home address to the school” was 0.758 KM
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, you must apply for a new reception school place.
Applications are accepted from 12th September 2020 and the closing date is midnight on 15th January 2021.
Please see the flyer below from Bristol City Council.