We want to wish you all a very warm (if virtual) welcome to Alver Valley Schools. Choosing the right school for your child is a really important decision. Usually at this time of year we welcome prospective families the opportunity to visit our school during a typical school day so you can see first hand what we at Alver Valley Schools can offer your child as they embark on their school learning journey. This year we need to do things differently to ensure that we keep everyone safe. We have some different options for you so that you can still discover Alver Valley Schools.
As we are unable to offer visits into school this year we have filmed a brand new school tour available here.
We are also offering virtual appointments via Zoom or telephone, where you will be able to meet Mrs Lockwood our Early Years Leader and Head of Schools. Please contact the school to request a telephone or Zoom appointment to discuss what Alver Valley has to offer.
Also, rest 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 school.
For the children who joined our school this year in September 2020 we put a creative virtual transition plan in place. As visits into school were not possible we launched a brand new virtual songs and rhymes project with 5 songs and rhymes sessions for children to join in with at home and a virtual Teddy Bears picnic. Children and parents joined us for these sessions virtually before starting school this year. The sessions gave children the chance to regularly see the Early Years Team and become familiar with school before they started, as well as having some fun along the way. See the post here about Alver Valley Adventurers for more details and to see some of the sessions.
You can also visit our school website where you will find further information about our approach, 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 for the September 2020 cohort of children. You could also read about our curriculum approach in our ‘hooks into books‘ article in the Spotlight on Alver Valley section of the website.
To apply for a place in Year R at Alver Valley Schools in September 2021 you should apply from 1st November 2020 and before 15th January 2021. Online applications can be made here.
Meanwhile, stay safe and we hope to see or hear from you soon.