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

As we look forward to getting to know our new families joining our school community, and as we begin our transition activities for this year, we are once again going to use this webpage as a hub to hold all the information that you need as you prepare for September and your children starting school. Many of you will already have children in our school nursery and so will be familiar with some of the information about the school, but for some of you this will be the beginning of your journey at Alver Valley Schools. We hope that, whichever the case, you will find this page informative and helpful.

Please rest assured that we have a robust transition in place, which is tried and tested over many years that has received positive feedback from parents about how it has supported their child to settle into school life.

This year we will offer 4 visits into school in the Summer Term and then Home visits and taster sessions in September.

Full details of all visits and arrangements will be shared at our Induction meeting for Parents and Carers held on Thursday 23rd May. Choose to come along at 2.15pm and 5pm.

This meeting will be a chance to meet the Early Years team and other members of the school community, to hear more about a typical day in school and our starting school arrangements.

In June and July we will then have a number of induction visits into school for children.

In September we will have home visits followed by taster induction visits to settle children into school life.

Please do visit other pages on our school website – you will find further information about our wider school approach including Our School Staff, Curriculum, Special Educational Needs Provision, and Forest School. You can also read about our curriculum approach in our ‘Hooks into Books’ article in the Spotlight on Alver Valley section of the website.

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

To ensure we can stay in touch please make sure you let us know ASAP if any of your contact details change.  This will ensure you don’t miss any vital updates.

Once again, we welcome you and your child to Alver Valley and look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Lockwood
Early Years Leader and Head of Schools

Virtual Tour for Parents of Children Starting School in Year R

Photos of our Early Years Environment for Reception Classes