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EYFS applications & new starters

Welcome to the Mendip Green Family

When it comes time for your little one to start school, it can be filled with mixed emotions: Where has the time gone? How can they be starting school already?

You are trusting us to help guide your child over the next 7 years: an immense responsibility that we do not take lightly. Please be assured that, as a team, we will do all that we can to ensure that your child's experience of primary school is a happy, safe and exciting one.



Choosing the right school for your child can be really challenging, especially with so many choices! If you live in the Weston area, the great news is that you really can't go wrong - there are lots of brilliant schools to choose from. Our best advice is to book as many tours as possible - most parents describing 'feeling' that a school is right for their child. 


We would love to show you around our school and tell you a little bit more about what we do. Tours can be arranged by calling our office on 01934 513791. All tours are with Mr Oakley, the Headteacher, and last approximately 1 hour. We have a range of slots available to suit most people's schedules. Children are MOST welcome (we quite like children... which is probably a good thing). 



Applications need to be completed by 11.59pm on 15th January. National Offer Day (when you find out the school you've been allocated) is usually mid-April. You can find all the information that you need on the North Somerset website. 



All of our new EYFS starters receive a book bag with a special message from our Headteacher, Mr O, and a big envelope which is filled with important information for their grown ups.


The bags are hand delivered to each child's home - if you are out exploring and we miss you, please don't worry.  We will pop a note through your door so you know we visited and we will be in touch soon to arrange getting your book bag to you.



We know how important it is for children (and their families) to get to know the school before the first day. The book bags that we deliver after National Offer Day have all the information that you need, including invitations to:

  • A Teddy Bear's picnic

A chance for children to bring a favourite toy and have a picnic on our field. You will have the chance to meet other families and see our school grounds. Key staff will be on hand to say 'hello'. 

  • Summer Fete

What better way to get to know the school than coming along to our school fete. With donkeys, inflatables, BBQ and a chance to 'splat a teacher', it's a great day out. 

  • New Parents' Information Evening

A short welcome from Mr Oakley, followed by a chance to see your child's classroom, meet the teachers and other parents, sample our school meals and walk around a number of stalls, each providing information on different parts of school life

  • Stay and Play

A chance for your child to visit the school and have a short play in the classroom with their friends and some trusted adults. We find this takes the pressure off the 'first day' because children know what to expect and have had a positive experience of school. 

  • 1:1 meetings

At the very start of term, we allocate a couple of days to 1:1 meetings. This is a chance for you and your child to visit the school and meet the teachers and support staff in class. It's your chance to ask us any last questions that you may have and tell us all that you think we need to know about your child. Your child will have a chance to play with some of the adults that they will meet when they start.

  • Part-time timetable

​​​​​​​We recognise that children are often used to long days at pre-school and that adults often have work commitments but we also think it is vital that the start of school is positive and that no child feels overwhelmed. For the first week, we split classes into mornings/afternoons so that they get lots of adult interaction and positive opportunities to meet new friends. We then have a short period of classes coming in as a whole class for the morning and staying for lunch. Generally speaking, we have a few days of 1:1 meetings, a week of mornings/afternoons, a week of mornings plus lunch and then we are full-time. You way feel at the end of this induction that your child is still not quite ready. If this is the case, we can work with you to ensure your child feels comfortable and extend the induction, if necessary. 

Looking for a place in EYFS? We set dates for tours of our school every September. Please call our office to book a slot (01934) 513 791