Virtual School Tour


Dear Parents/ Carers,

Thank you for your interest in Elmlea Infants’ School.

Whilst we are unable to offer you a tour of our school in person, we have put together a virtual tour for you to watch. This main focus of this film is our outstanding Reception provision, which is led by our very experienced Early Years staff team. We suggest that you also visit our school website and especially read our weekly newsletters which will provide you with a real insight into school life at Elmlea.

 Please follow the below link to view the virtual tour of Elmlea Infants’ School:

Please do get in contact if you have any further questions by emailing the school office;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Kind Regards,

The Elmlea Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective Parents/Carers – Reception 2021/2022


·    How many pupils are at each site?

We are three-form entry from Reception to Year 6 with classes of 30 children. Our Infants’ school has 9 classes, 3 in each year group. Our Junior school has 12 classes, 3 in each year group.


·    How is the site organised?

Elmlea Infants’ School and Elmlea Junior School are part of the Elmlea Schools’ Trust and are both situated on the same site, with separate entrances. Year 2 children attending Elmlea Infants’ School are offered a Year 3 place at the Junior School automatically.


·    How do you cater for high achieving children?

At Elmlea our Ethos aims to provide education that is:

“Stimulating, Fun, Happy, Supportive, Challenging, Everyone is cared for and valued”

Every child works to their own next steps because here at Elmlea we recognise that all children require different support and challenge throughout their education. We aim to provide a stimulating curriculum and we pride ourselves in not only allowing children to ‘take time to be a child’ but also that every child is individual and receives appropriate support and challenge where needed.


·    What support do you offer for children with special needs (SEND)?

Elmlea Infants’ School is an educationally inclusive school, welcoming all children and adults. We recognise individual gifts, talents and differences, celebrate all cultures and religions and value everyone’s opinion. Elmlea Infants’ School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having ‘special educational needs or disabilities’ have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them. All children will be fully included in all aspects of school life. We have a dedicated SENDCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), Miss Jane Simmons, a member of our Senior Leadership Team who provides support to our staffing team.

·    How would my child be supported through the transition period?

Full details of our transition period would be available once you have a confirmed place at Elmlea. We aim to support you and your child to settle in to life at Elmlea the best way we can. We have found that a staggered induction process allows your child the time to adjust to the new routines, develop friendships with other children and get to know the adults in the class in the best way. The induction process lasts around 2 weeks. Prior to your child’s start at Elmlea we will work in conjunction with your child’s Nursery/ Pre-school and parents/carers in order to provide the most supportive start at school as possible.



·   Do you provide wrap around care?

Yes, we currently offer a Breakfast Club which meets in the school hall and also an After School Club which is held in the Northcote Scout Hut at the top of Great Brockeridge. Children attending the After School Club are collected from their classrooms by the supervisors and walked to the hut. Extra-curricular clubs also run throughout the year including sports, art, music and more.



Please also see our school website via the following passages to gain more information:


- About us: Curriculum

- Parents: Reception 2020/21: New Reception 2020 Information


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Admission Arrangements

Admission Arrangements for September 2021/2022 Reception Children

Admission Arrangements for 2021/2022 school year for first admission to Reception year in Bristol schools.

 All Local Authorities in England are required to have co-ordinated arrangements for admission to Reception in primary schools.  Parents of children resident in Bristol apply to the Bristol City Council on the common application form regardless of where the schools applied for are situated. 

Bristol co-ordinates applications for schools in Bristol including academies, community schools, free schools, foundation schools, voluntary aided schools and voluntary controlled schools and will liaise with other local authorities where Bristol parents apply for schools outside of the city.

 All Bristol resident children will receive a single offer of a school place that will be sent by Bristol City Council on the relevant National Offer Day.

Further details and application forms will be available in September 2020.


Transfer from Elmlea Infants’ School
Year 2 children attending Elmlea Infants’ School are offered a Year 3 place at the Junior School automatically.


All other Admissions

Vacancies may occur for any year group at any time. Applicants should contact the school for details and complete the school’s pupil application form available for download in the Policies Section.

If the school has places within the relevant year group, a place will be offered, and admission will be arranged between the school and the applicant.  It is expected that the applicant will have informed their child’s current school prior to making an application. In the best interests of the child, the Executive Headteacher will contact the current school prior to offering a place to liaise to enable and support a smooth transition.

If a place is unavailable for the relevant year group, the school will add the new application to its waiting list of all applicants seeking a place. All applications will be ranked in line with the school’s over-subscription criteria and allocations will be made in accordance with it.

Priority will not be given on the basis simply of the date an application was added to the list.

Children who are the subject of a direction by the Local Council to admit or who are allocated a school in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol for school places will take precedence over those on the waiting list.


Admission Arrangements : Elmlea Schools Trust Admission Arrangements

Learning Activities and Games

Here are some useful learning links:

                         A great website resource full of online maths games and learning activities across all key stages.
xxx BBC KS1 Bitesize - Literacy, Maths and Science games to explore
xxx Fun activities and games linked to the stories of Dr Seuss
xxx Maths and Literacy games
xxx Phonic resources that we use in the classroom
xxx A website to help support children's learning, both at home and at school
xxx Monster reading game - teach your monster to read! A website that covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
xxx Phonics play - interactive phonics games and advice for parents.


Visit the Links page to see a list of websites with resources and information on a range of topics, including the following:

  • Keeping your child safe on the internet
  • Parenting support
  • Virtual games for children


Home School Agreement

Download our Home School Agreement for 2015/2016 below:

Please see the Home School Agreement for 2017/18 under Policies. 


Some simple rules for children using the Internet:-

  • only use websites I have agreed with an adult
  • only use a child friendly search engine
  • only send email to and open email from people I know
  • ask permission before opening an e-mail sent by someone I don't know
  • do not use my real name when using games on the Internet (create a nick-name)
  • never give out my home address, phone or mobile number
  • never tell someone I don't know where I go to school
  • never arrange to meet someone I have 'met' on the Internet
  • tell an adult immediately if I see or hear anything I am unhappy with


Additional information