Bradley Stoke Community School


Starting in the Primary Phase


Starting With Us

We are delighted that you are thinking about joining our school community.

We would love to invite you to come and visit our school on one of the dates below. If you are not able to make any of these, please contact our school office on: 01454 868840 and ask to speak to the Primary Receptionist (Karen Ward). 


Open days for prospective parents: 

Tuesday 17th October 2023 at 2:00pm

Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 9:30am 

Monday 6th November 2023 at 9:30am 

Tuesday 14th November 2023 at 6:30pm 

Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 2:00pm

Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 9:30am  


  • In April, you will find out from the South Gloucestershire Admissions Team if you have been given a place at Bradley Stoke Community School Primary Phase. You then need to accept the place. 

  • We will receive a list of everyone who has accepted a place. We will then send you a letter to inform you of our welcome evening for parents. 

  • At the welcome evening, we will explain some of the school procedures, give you an overview of what to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and will answer any questions you might have. 




Presentation from Welcome Evening 

eyfs parents welcome meeting 1.pdf

Welcome to all of our new families. We are looking forward to getting to know you all.

Key Dates: 

Stay and Play sessions: 

Friday 7th June (Group A: 9am - 10am. Group B: 10:15 - 11:15) 

Friday 14th June (Group A: 9am - 10am. Group B: 10:15 - 11:15) 

Please enter the school through the playground gate. 

Refreshments will be provided for parents and carers in the Primary hall. 


2023 Transition 

To enable children to settle into school life successfully, we run a phased transition for the first weeks of Term 1. 


5th, 6th, 7th, 8th September 2023 - Home visits. 

Class teachers will visit your home to get to know you and your child. 


Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th September 2023 

Group A: 8:45am - 11:30am 

Group B: 1:15pm - 2:45pm 

Reception children are not having lunch on these days


Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September 2023

Group B: 8:45 - 11:30am 

 Group: A: 1:15 - 2:45am 

Reception children are not having lunch on these days


Friday 15th September 2023 

Group A and B: 8:35am - 1:15pm 

All Reception children will attend all morning and stay for lunch. Children can bring a packed lunch or parents can book a school dinner using Arbor. 


Monday 18th September 2023 

All Reception children will attend school full time. 

Playground gates open at 8:30am

Classroom doors open at 8:35am

Registration 8:40am (children need to be in school by 8:40pm.