Bradley Stoke Community School


Starting in the Primary Phase


We would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Bradley Stoke Community School now that your child has been offered a place at the school from September 2024, and to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain the process between now and the new academic year. We trust that this will be the beginning of a long and successful partnership and one that will see your child learn and flourish in our school community. 

At BSCS, we pride ourselves on strong and effective communication which begins at the very start of your child’s educational journey. We would like to invite you to attend our ‘Welcome Evening’ on Thursday 6th June. The event will start at 6pm and take place in the Primary Phase hall.

In addition to the welcome evening, we will also be holding two transition mornings on Tuesday 2nd July and Tuesday 9th July where can meet their new teacher and spend some time in the classroom. Parents are invited to meet in our hall during this time to get to know other parents in the class. 

Over the next few months, you may wish to have a look at our website to familiarise yourselves with BSCS, its staff, premises and policies. A good place to start, and one which provides a ‘flavour’ of life at BSCS, is our newsletter which is emailed to parents weekly and contains details of up-and-coming dates and events. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child over the coming months. If you have any questions about the transition process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Sophie Francis             Kelly Dicks                                     Maria Goodchild
Headteacher                Head of Primary Phase               Deputy Head of Primary Phase


2024 Transition Events 

Welcome to all of our new families. We are looking forward to getting to know you all.

Key Dates: 

Welcome Evening: Thursday 6th June 6pm in the Primary Hall 


At this event, you will find out:

  • Who your child's class teacher will be
  • What resources and uniform your child will need
  • Important times and dates 
  • About our breakfast and afterschool provision
  • About our 'Friends' of the school who will also be running a pre-owned uniform sale 


Stay and Play sessions: 

Tuesday 2th July (Group A: 9am - 10am. Group B: 10:15 - 11:15) 

Tuesday 9th July (Group A: 9am - 10am. Group B: 10:15 - 11:15) 

Please enter the school through the playground gate. 

Refreshments will be provided for parents and carers in the Primary hall. 



Starting School in September 2024


To enable children to settle into school life successfully, we run a phased transition for the first week of Term 1.  

4th, 5th, 6th September 2024 - Home visits 

The class teacher and teaching assistant will visit your home, at a suitable and pre-arranged time, to get to know you and your child.  

Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September 2024

Group A: 8:40am - 11:30am 

Group B: 1:15pm - 3:00pm 

Reception children are not having lunch on these days 

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September 2024

Group B: 8:40 - 11:30am 

 Group: A: 1:15 - 3:00am 

Reception children are not having lunch on these days 

Friday 13th September 2024

Group A and B: 8:35am - 1:15pm 

All Reception children will attend all morning and stay for lunch. Children can bring a packed lunch or parents can book a school dinner using Arbor. 

Monday 16th September 2024 

All Reception children will attend school full time. 

Playground gates open at 8:30am

Classroom doors open at 8:35am

Registration 8:40am -children need to be in school by 8:40am





Starting With Us in 2025

We are delighted that you are thinking about joining our school community.

We would love to invite you to come and visit our school on one of the dates below. If you are not able to make any of these, please contact our school office on: 01454 868840 and ask to speak to the Primary Receptionist (Karen Ward). 


Open days for prospective parents: 

Tuesday 1st October 2024 at 6pm 

Tuesday 8th October 2024 at 9:30am 

Tuesday 12th November 2024 at 1:30pm 

Friday 15th November 2024 at 9:30am

Wednesday 8th January 2025 at 1:30pm