EYFS 2021-22

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Prospective Reception Parents 2021-2022



Ash Green Primary Academy would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new families, thank you for taking the time to consider us for the start of your child’s school journey and we are so looking forward to welcoming you and your families into our school!

By now, you will have had confirmation that your child has been successful in gaining a place within our Reception at Ash Green. Over the next coming weeks, we would have invited parents into school for a tour of our EYFS department, as well as a chance to meet the teachers and talk about your child’s education in more detail. Due to the current situation, this unfortunately is not a possibility at this moment in time, but we fully appreciate that you will have questions to ask. We will do all that we can over this time to make your child’s transition into school as smooth as possible. This page will provide important documents that you might need to access as well as information, videos and photographs of our EYFS environment at Ash Green. We hope that you find the page useful, but please do not hesitate to contact Miss Bishop (Assistant Headteacher and EYFS Leader), we will be more than happy to help!


The Reception year is so very important and we pride ourselves on offer a caring, stimulating environment, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of four and five year olds.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer our usual prospective parent visits to the school as Government guidance advises restricting visitors onto the school site. This allows us to keep our staff and children as safe as possible and limits the risk of introducing any new infections to our school community.  We are of course disappointed that we cannot meet you and show our amazing school to you in person but hope, that by looking at the videos and information below, you are able to get a flavour of our school. This video was filmed after a busy December school day this year, so please excuse some of the mess on the floor! Our classrooms are busy, child-led environments which we hope you appreciate as you watch!

EYFS Prospectus

Reception Virtual Presentation

EYFS Policy 2020

To ensure a smooth transition between home and school there are usually many opportunities for parents and children to visit the school to take part in a variety of activities prior to full time attendance. Whilst this year’s transition has needed to be carefully arranged due to the coronavirus pandemic and Government guidance, we sincerely hope that things are back to normal for our new children starting in September 2021. We will keep you updated along the way and share any new information through this page and our social media feeds. So, please keep an eye out!


Prospective Nursery Parents 2021-2022

The Nursery at Ash Green gives children the very highest quality learning experiences in a stimulating and creative environment. The highly skilled Early Years Practitioners deliver quality education planned around the children’s needs and interests, overseen by our EYFS lead. The staff are responsive and reflective, ensuring that the children’s learning is exciting and innovative. The children become confident and independent learners who solve problems and initiate learning. The children benefit from a large open plan area with free flow access at all times to the smaller outdoor area which includes a covered area, outdoor equipment, a mud kitchen and woodland area.

“Teachers are aspirational in the outcomes thay are aiming for with children. Provision is well planned to enable children to achieve all appropriate level.”- EYFS External Moderation May 2019

We are so proud of our Nursery provision, check out our 360 tour to get an insight into what our Nursery classrooms look like!




How to apply for a place in Nursery at Ash Green Primary Academy for September 2021

We still have some availability for our super Nursery class! If your child turns three by August 31st, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2021.  You will need to complete an online application or alternatively, you can contact the school office at: AGnursery@ashgreenprimary.co.uk

Please see the link below and the Prospectus published by Stoke on Trent council for further support and information.  If you are not able to complete an application online, you can collect a paper copy from your catchment school and post this in. If you applied online, you will be sent an e-mail confirming the outcome of your application and If you applied using a paper form, you will be sent a letter on the notification date by post. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for your letter to arrive.

Stoke on Trent Schools Prospectus 2020-21

Stoke on Trent Schools Admissions Link


Live Question and Answer Sessions for New Starters 

Thank you for viewing our tour and presentation.  If you have any further questions and would like to know more about our wonderful EYFS setting, please feel free to join onto one of our live Q&A sessions, these are taking place on the below dates and will be lead by our Early Years leader & Assistant Headteacher, Miss Bishop.

We request that you email the following address onAGnursery@ashgreenprimary.co.uk to request a place on a chosen session, please specify the time that you require.

Reception Parents:

Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 10am OR Thursday 27th May 2021 at 6pm


Nursery Parents:

Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 10am OR Thursday 10th June 2021 at 6pm


We kindly ask that any questions that you might have are emailed before the meeting so that we have time to explore answers prior to speaking to you.

An invitation will be sent to the email address used and we will invite you to join the meeting at the appropriate time.




School readiness

Please find below leaflets provided by Stoke on Trent council and the Department for Education regarding starting school. There are also some links to websites that you may find useful.

EYFS Parent Guide

School Readiness Checklist

What to Expect, When?