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Starting School - September 2023

Admission in September 2023

Starting Infant School (Year R) 2023

The closing date for applications for Year R (infant/primary) is 15 January 2023 at 23:59


We are very proud our Infant School and would love for you to come and visit us.  Choosing a setting for your child can be a daunting and worrying time for all.  We understand this at Shirley Infants and want to be able to help you through this time.  We believe that by spending some time in the school, being given a tour of the environment and an explanation of our curriculum by our amazing staff will enable you to make the right choice for your little one.   Our children are just amazing.  They love to demonstrate and celebrate what they can do and all that they have achieved in their journey with us.  By visiting the school you can see how we underpin our aim and values into the school and the learning with the children.  Our aim Every child, Every Chance, Every day drives the values of the school, which are:

KINDNESS                  INTEGRITY                  RESPECT

We would love to show you how this works and how we strive for the best for each child, no matter how big or small that step is for each of our children every day.

We will be offering a week when you can make an appointment to attend one of our sessions.  If you would particularly like to attend a session with our Inclusions lead please ensure you share with the office, and they will book you onto the Tuesday session with her.  If you can not make this day, please be reassured that our Senior Leadership team are very experienced and will be able to support you with discussions about how we cater for little ones with all needs.   

The allocated days and times for our visits will be advertised here the first week of September 22.  There will be one additional tour in January if you are unable to make these days.

Please click on the link below to access all the information you need in applying for a school place for year R in September 2023.  You need to use the link below to make your school application.  We are very sorry, but the staff within school are not able to do this for you.

We are able to help you with any questions that you may have.  Please contact the Local Authority or the School office on the emails below.

LA Email:

School Email: 

Please take a look at the website and help your little one get ready for school.

We look forward to meeting you all.

Yours sincerely,

 Cate Gregory & Laura Watts


If your circumstances change, meaning that your child no longer requires a place at Shirley Infant School, it is essential that you inform either the School Office or the Local Authority (LA) immediately.

We have loaded our frequently asked question page.  If you have a question that you feel we have not answered please do email it into: 

Frequently asked questions - please click on this link.  

Finally, a very warm welcome to you all from the Shirley Infant Team.

Now click here for our virtual tour.

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