Starting School 2021

Usually at this time of year we would be welcoming prospective new parents and children into our school, to show you our wonderful setting.

Due to the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, it is with regret that COVID-19 means we are unable to hold parental events.

In order to show you what Pinewood Infant School has to offer you and your child, we have created videos and presentations which can be found below. 

Our frequently asked questions section should provide the answers to any questions you may have. However, should you have any further queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

We are able to offer telephone consultations with Mrs Burleigh, our Head of Teaching & Learning, if you wish to discuss your child’s admission further. In the first instance we would ask you to contact the school office, who will be delighted to book a convenient appointment for you.

Presentation Video

Teddy Bear Adventure

Please click on the link to view the results from our recent Parent Questionnaire and What our Parents Say.

Frequently Asked Questions

The admissions process is set by Hampshire County Council.  Please follow the links on our admission page. The deadline for admissions is 15th January 2021.

Guidance on applying for a school place can be found here.

Applications received after the closing date (see key dates) will not be processed until after all on-time applications have been considered.

You can still apply for a late application, all details can be found here.

The school is usually able to offer some places for children outside our catchment area. If you feel we are the right school for you and your child, please do not hesitate to apply for a space.

To check if you are within our catchment are, please  click on the link below:

https://maps.hants.gov.uk/SchoolCatchmentAreaFinder/

To allow the children time to adjust to the new environment, we will phase the children in over a two week period. After this, the children are expected to attend full time within Ladybird Reception Class, unless consultation with parents has identified this period may need to be extended.

Reception children will start at the beginning of the September term and details will be confirmed to all parents once the 2021/22 academic calendar has been agreed.

Starting School in Hampshire – A guide for parents, carers and practitioners to help ensure the best possible start to school for Hampshire’s children.

School Readiness leaflet – A guide for parents and carers, produced by the Early Years Advisory Team.

School jumpers, book bags, hats, cardigans and PE bags can be bought from the School Office.  Other items such as trousers, skirts and dresses can be bought from local shops.  Please click on the link below for the school uniform details.  We also have a supply of second hand uniform which can be bought for a donation for the school funds.

School Uniform/Merchandise information can be found here: https://pinewoodinfants.co.uk/school-uniform-merchandise/

Free milk is available for children aged five and under within a school setting, which is funded by the UK government.

In our school, this milk is provided by Cool Milk, the UK’s leading school milk supplier.

We will register your child for their free school milk on your behalf by providing Cool Milk with your child’s name and date of birth.

Once your child turns five, you will be offered the opportunity to pay a subsidised rate for your child to continue to receive milk.

Further details will be given with your admission pack.

Currently, all pupils at Pinewood Infant School are entitled to a free school meal as part of Universal Infant Free School Meals. 

This School Lunch Menus link will direct you to the HC3S website so you can see the daily meals options provided for your child. This information can also be viewed on our School Meals page.

The children can bring in a healthy packed lunch if they wish or they can choose a free school meal each day from the HC3S menu.  The school also supplies a healthy snack at break times which can be either fruit or vegetables.

There is a meat, vegetarian and baked potato option each day.  We are able to offer menus that support meal preferences due to religion i.e. no beef and pork and for children with medical reasons who have medical evidence.

HC3S can meet children’s medical dietary requirements, please discuss this with the office.  

More information on special diets can be found here.

The school operates a breakfast club, more information on our Sunrisers breakfast club can be found here. However please note we do not operate an after school care club.   However, we will be offering some exciting after school clubs which we will publish on the website.

We have a policy in place for administration of medicines and will require you to complete the necessary paperwork.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school office who will gladly assist you. 

The car park is for staff only, please use the main Pinewood Park Road and use the pedestrian walkways that lead to the school.

We offer an all-round education to the children which includes trips and activities. We are carefully following COVID regulations regarding events. 

We can accept payments for trips and activities by either cash or cheque.