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    Brennand Road
    Oldbury, B68 0SH
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Brandhall Primary School

Reception Class

Our Open Days for Reception 2025 applicants are now live. Please complete the booking form or email leah.truslove@brandhall.sandwell.sch.uk to book a visit. If the dates are not convenient, please still get in touch and we can arrange a time and date that suits you best.

We hope to see you soon!

School Life in our Reception Cohort:

In Reception, we aim to promote the unique child by following the children’s interests within periods of high-quality play and sustained thinking.

We aim to provide a motivating and enriching school experience which encourages our children to be independent, inquisitive and develop a lifelong love of learning. Our holistic curriculum maximises cross-curricular links and builds strong foundations for the future of our learners, enabling them to succeed in an atmosphere of trust and feeling valued.

Outdoor learning is also encouraged here at Brandhall Primary; our reception playground, completed in the summer of 2022, aims to promote curiosity and make use of the seven areas of development. The climbing frame, race track, and learning trail have been a huge hit with the children! Our school grounds also offer a vast array of opportunities for outdoor learning, including a forest area where children participate in forest sessions and an outdoor classroom that enhances their learning experiences.

When children start in our reception cohort, and with the permission of parents, they will be introduced to our school dog, Lolley, who actively participates in reading sessions with the children and visits the reception library.

In Reception, our values of Ambition, Belonging, Compassion, Courage, Honesty, and Respect are deeply embedded in classroom activities. Classes work diligently to achieve their 'pebbles' throughout the school year. Once the children have collected their pebbles, they eagerly anticipate their chosen reward. So far, a pyjama party and teddy bear's picnic have been the favoured choices.

For more information on the timetable of the school day, our phonics scheme and the learning opportunities here at Brandhall, please see our presentation on the 'new admissions' drop-down menu.

Outdoor Learning

 New Admissions- Information Pack Documents

We are delighted that you have chosen to start your child's learning journey here at Brandhall Primary School and we look forward to welcoming you to our Brandhall family.

Our EYFS administrator, Leah, will be in touch with summer induction plans, prior to your child joining us in September and we hope this will aid in a positive and happy transition for your child.

We have included information below and resources that will help support the start of your child's school journey. If you do have any queries or any worries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 422 5336 or email leah.truslove@brandhall.sandwell.sch.uk.

School Life in Reception:



*Data Forms

(Required on Induction)

School Information Starting School- Resources
Registration Form General Information Little Chick Starts School
Medical Form EYFS Learning & Development BBC Starting Primary School
Permissions Form Take a look at Reception Physical Development
Trip Form School Menu Mark Making
 **Universal Free School Meals Brandhall Beat Numbers Game
Extended Services Enquiry Form Calendar Listen and Learn
  Parents and Friends of Brandhall Happy Talk

 *Please click here for our Privacy Notice.

**Please note, all children in Reception-Y2 receive universal free school meals. If you believe you are eligible for free school meals on income-based means, you may also be eligible to receive supermarket vouchers during school holidays. In order to receive these, you must fill out an application form on the link above through Sandwell Council.

How to apply for a reception place:

Children join reception the September following their 4th birthday. Applications open throughout the autumn term and Open Days will be advertised for parents and children to come and take a look around school.

If the dates advertised are inconvenient, or you would like to come and have a look round prior to the application period, please contact the school office on 0121 422 5336.

Our reception school places are offered out through Sandwell Council. Please visit our admissions page for more information on criteria and application details.