We want to wish you all a very warm welcome to Alver Valley Schools

Choosing the right school for your child is a really important decision. In the Autumn term we offer prospective families the opportunity to visit our school for bookable stay and play session so you can see first-hand what we at Alver Valley Schools can offer your child as they embark on their school learning journey. We limited these sessions to 15 families so that you will have plenty of time and space to explore and meet our team. In addition we are able to offer individual tours by appointment.

In addtion to our stay and play bookable sessions we have filmed a short video which provides more information about joining Alver Valley Schools in Year R, which you can watch here.

We are also able to offer virtual appointments via Zoom or telephone, where you will be able to meet Mrs Lockwood, our Early Years Leader and Head of Schools, to ask any questions you have about joining our school and to hear more about our approach. Contact the school to request a telephone or Zoom appointment.

Please be assured that we have a robust transition in place, so children will have plenty of opportunities to get to know our school before they start.

To find out more about our current transition arrangements you can visit the New Entrants page on the school website where you will find further information regarding our approach, to curriculum, photos of the Year R environment, the induction program that was in place for this year, and our Starting School information video for parents. You can also read about our curriculum approach in our ‘hooks into books‘ article in the Spotlight on Alver Valley section of the website.

Applications for places in Year R at Alver Valley Schools in September 2023 can be made from the beginning of November 2022, and must be made by mid January 2023 (dates to follow from Hampshire admissions) – any applications after this date are classed as late applications and are processed by Hampshire when on-time applications have been allocated. Online applications can be made here. Do contact our school office – by email or 023 9258 1777 – if you need any help with making an application.

In addition, please do follow us on social media for regular photos and information updates on the whole school: TwitterInstagram or Facebook.

Ali Lockwood
Head of Schools Alver Valley Schools