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Court Lane Infant Academy

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Entry to Year R in September 2021

National offer day for entry to Year R in September 2021 was on Friday 16th April and information has been posted to parents of children who have been offered a place, w/c 19th April, with details of next steps.

Please complete and drop in to the school office the yellow acceptance form sent to you by Friday 30th April. The school office is open between 8.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. On receipt of this we will give you a pack of further information to read, induction details and entry pattern options to read and complete by Monday 10th May. 

We look forward to welcoming your child and family to Court Lane Infant School.

Late applications for September 2021

We appreciate that this has been a very different year for you as parents and carers and are aware from Portsmouth City Council that there may be families with children due to start school in September, who may not have applied for a school place.

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 and you haven't yet applied for a school place, we have limited spaces available so please contact the school office directly. 

We would be more than happy to support you with an application.

If you have any admission queries, please phone the school office and they will be happy to advise on the admissions procedure.

Induction to Year R in September 2021 Schedule

Date Activity Description & Link

10th May 2021

Parent/Carers 'First Steps to School' Virtual Meeting 

You are invited to view our 'First Steps to School' meeting with the Headteacher and current Early Years Leader. 

Supporting documents can be found attached.

17th May 2021

Songs & Rhymes with the current Year R

Your child can listen to and join in with a variety of action stories, nursery rhymes and songs led by the staff from our Early Years team.


7th June 2021 Infant Staff Story Sessions

Each day throughout the week, a new set of stories will be uploaded to the website read by different members of staff.






14th June 2021

Activation of Tapestry Accounts This will enable your child to view videos to help them get to know staff, there will be activities to join in with and parents can upload video clips of your child to share with their new teacher.
21st June 2021 Virtual Talk A video talk with the Early Years Leader to provide some ideas and suggestions for different ways to support parents with pre-school learning over the summer to help prepare your child for school.
28th June 2021 School Video Tour Your child can view the classrooms, playground and other areas of the school.
End of June 2021 Notification of Class & Teacher You will be notified of your child's class and teacher ahead of the class visits.

5th July & 20th July 2021

Class visits

These 1hr class visits will give your child the opportunity to visit their new classroom by themselves. (Dependent on Covid-19 restrictions -to be confirmed as soon as we are able)

6th Sept,   7th Sept & 8th Sept

Home Visits

We believe it is important that your child meets their Class Teacher and Early Years Assistant in their own home. Visits are 10 minutes duration and will give you and your child an opportunity to talk about starting school and discuss daily routines.