Firstly, we are delighted that you have accepted the place for your child at Bathford Church School and we would like to warmly welcome you to our wonderful Bathford Church School Community. As you may know, our school is part of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust and together we aim to provide an outstanding education for every child, enhanced by our distinctively Christian ethos. We hope that this will form the beginning of what becomes a brilliant partnership over the coming years of your child’s primary education.
Bathford Church School is a caring, nurturing, happy school in Bathford village, blessed with beautiful grounds which provide an exceptional outdoor space. Our vision, ‘Grow, Care, Serve, Share’ permeates every aspect of school life and frames the way we live and work. Our school has an exceptionally strong sense of inclusion and welcome and is a place where children flourish. We aim to help our children to grow by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values they need both to make sense of the world and to become caring, responsible global citizens. Our Christian vision and associated values of kindness, respect, forgiveness, perseverance and love create deep and mutually beneficial relationships between children, staff, parents and the community. We are unwavering in our ambition to see every child included in the life of the school, and to succeed. We believe that children’s emotional development is as important as their academic development and we use the Thrive programme to support children’s social and emotional development.
If you have accepted your offer of a place at our school then you should have received an induction pack by post or email. This will include all the information you will need before your child starts, including several forms which will need to be returned to school. This pack is also available to download from the bottom of this page.
This website page will be continually updated with links and documents to support you. Copies of the induction pack and relevant forms are available below as a file attachment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Reception Class 2020 2021
If your child is joining us in Reception Class, the class teacher is Miss Katie Fairclough, who is a wonderful and very experienced Early Years teacher. Miss Rhiann O’Leary and Mrs Jo Bice are our incredibly supportive and nurturing teaching assistants in Reception class.
For new starters to school, there will be a one hour taster session on Wednesday 2nd September where children will come along in groups to spend time in our Reception Class, meeting the teacher and some of the other children who will be in their class. Further details will be sent out to parents shortly.
Children start their first term on Thursday 3rd September at a slightly later time of 9:15 and should be dropped at the ‘number line.’ The Reception teacher and teaching assistant will bring the children in a little after the remainder of the school have come in on this first morning for Reception Class, as many parents like to take photographs. Please collect children from the ‘number line’ at 11.45am.
Children will begin at the normal time of 9am from Friday, 4th September and need to be collected at 11.45am.
Children begin to come in for free hot school lunches (all infants receive free school meals) from Monday, September 14th and are collected at 1:30pm from the ‘number line’. Our meals are delicious and cooked by our chefs on site.
Full days start from Monday, September 21st from 9 am to 3:15 pm (for very young children, there is always some flexibility around this).
The first term is very much about making the children happy, feel safe and secure and ensuring that they develop good friendships as they learn the school routines. The children will learn through play and through teaching that is engaging, interactive and imaginative.
During the first 3 weeks of term, the class teacher will usually come to your home for an afternoon visit, to discuss all those important pieces of information about your child (likes, dislikes, favourite toys, friendship etc.) so that we can best help them and you as they start an exciting new chapter in their lives.
If you are interested in your child enrolling with us, do please contact us on 01225 858776