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Court Lane Infant Academy

New Entrants

Entry to Year R in September 2024

National offer day for entry to Year R in September 2024 was on Tuesday 16th April. Information was sent on 19th April to parents of children who have been offered a place with details of next steps. We look forward to welcoming you to the school community.

Induction meeting for parents and carers

The 'First Steps to School' meeting with key members of the school staff was held on 14th May. Please see the documents below for details covered. 

Induction details

Date & Time Activity

Thursday 13th June

9.15am - 10am or 2pm - 2.45pm

Songs and Rhymes 

Tuesday 18th June  Wednesday 19th June Thursday 20th June


Pre-School Story Sessions - by invitation

Your child’s nursery or pre-school has been invited into school for a story session on one of the three days listed

Friday 12th July

Accessing Tapestry

Once you have returned the permission letter for Tapestry you will receive an email from Tapestry to activate your account.

Tuesday 25th June (Classes 1 & 3 only)



Thursday 27th June  (Classes 2 & 4 only)


Outside Learning with the current Year R

Your child is invited to visit school to use our outdoor environment for outside learning and finish with a snack and a story.

Please provide your child with a small, healthy, clearly labelled snack for your child.

You will be notified of your child’s class number prior to this visit.

During this session parents/carers are invited to a workshop where members of the school staff will talk about how you can support your child’s transition into school and particularly with early reading development.

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Classes 1 & 3


Classes 2 & 4


Class Visits

Your child is invited into school to visit their class for a one hour session.

(At the end of the session, from 11.15am, CLACA - The Court Lane Infant School Community Association - have arranged a teddy bears picnic at Drayton Park where you can meet other parents and children starting in September 2024)

Home Visits

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

Early Years Teachers and Assistants will be completing home visits on the following days:

Wednesday 4th September 2024

Thursday 5th September 2024

Friday 6th September 2024

Unfortunately we are unable to offer alternative dates for home visits.

Entry Pattern for Year R Children in September 2024

Our aim for your child’s entry to school in September is to be enjoyable and exciting. We have therefore planned two patterns of entry so you can choose the one that will meet the needs of your child.


Option A

Option B

Monday 9th September



Morning Session 

Morning Session

Tuesday 10th September and Wednesday 11th September

Morning Session and lunch


Morning Session


Thursday 12th September and Friday 13th September

Full day


Morning Session and lunch


Monday 16th September onwards

Full day


Full day