Reception Prospective Parents 2020-2021

Ash Green Primary Academy would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our prospective new families, thank you for taking the time to consider us for the start of your child’s school journey!



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, PowerPoints and information below, you are able to get a flavour of our school. This video was filmed after a bust 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 Tour

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!

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

If your child was born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2021.  You will need to complete an online application between 01 November 2020 and 15 January 2021, please see the link below and the Prospectus published by Stoke on Trent council.  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 on the notification date 16 April 2021.  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

Thank you for viewing our tour and presentation.  If you have any further questions, prior to the application deadline of the 15th January 2020, we would like to invite you to join a half hour Microsoft Teams session with our Early Years leader and Assistant Headteacher, Miss Bishop.

We request that you email the following address on to request a place on a chosen session. 

We kindly ask that questions are submitted prior to 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.

Planned dates and times are as follows:

Monday 14th  December 2020      10:00 am

Tuesday 15th  December 2020      2:00pm

Friday 8th January                         10.00 am

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?