In addition, a 30 place part-time nursery offers pre-school education to children from the age of 3 years. Full time ‘wraparound’ care is also available.
Birches Kidz Club operates before and after school if parents require extra childcare facilities.
The majority of our children transfer to Codsall Middle or Bilbrook Middle school at the end of Year 4 to continue their education.
In order for your child to be admitted to school, parents should complete an application form and provide proof of their child's date of birth.
All children for Nursery and Reception are admitted in September:
Nursery Admission - September before a child’s fourth birthday
School admission - September before a child’s fifth birthday
Admissions are at the discretion of the Headteacher, as long as the standard number of 30 is not exceeded in any one year. If the number of pupils seeking admission exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated by the Pupil Support Unit at Stafford in accordance with the following priorities:-
a. Pupils who have an elder brother or sister in attendance at the school on the proposed admission date.
b. Other pupils arranged in order or priority, according to the distance from the home address to the requested school as compared to the distance from the home address to the nearest alternative school.
Parents who are considering sending their child to Birches should contact the Headteacher who will be pleased to explain admission arrangements. Parents are very welcome to talk to the Headteacher and look around the school before coming to a decision and this can be arranged by telephoning the school office for an appointment.
The School Day and Organisation
Nursery - 8.50am - 11.30am (morning session)
- 12.45pm - 3.15pm (afternoon session)
School - 8.50am - 3.15pm
The day includes a 15 minute break from 10.20am to 10.35am, lunch break from 12.00am to 1.10pm and a 10 minute break from 2.10pm to 2.20pm.
For the purpose of curriculum planning and delivery of the Foundation Curriculum six areas of learning and National Curriculum programmes of study, classes are organised into stages:
Foundation Stage - Nursery (ages 3 - 4|)
Reception (ages 4 - 5)
Key Stage 1 - Year 1 (ages 5 - 6)
Year 2 (ages 6 - 7)
Key Stage 2 - Year 3 (ages 7 - 8)
Year 4 (ages 8 - 9)
Key stage 2 is continued at the Middle Schools through Year 5 and 6.