Milton Park Primary School

Every day a learning adventure

EYFS applications and new starters


We recognise as a school that picking an education setting that is going to support and allow your child to grow over the next 7 years is extremely overwhelming and as a team, this is something we hope we can support you with and gain your trust to do so to our best ability.

All that attend Milton Park Primary are part of a community and we work together to ensure that every child's primary school experience is an experience to cherish as the grow older.


Booking a tour

It is important that you explore as many schools as you can that are local to your home to help you decide which school suits you best. Lots of parent/carers share having a 'good feeling' for a school and that the educational setting they choose feels right for their child.


If you would like to book a tour and to find out more about the Milton Park family, please call our office on 01934 624868. You will be shown around our school by one of our members of SLT who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have on your way round our site, allowing you the opportunity to find out about all we have to offer.


Open Days for EYFS September 2025


We are having some open days for EYFS starters 2025, if you are interested in these dates, please make contact with us. All tours will give parent/carers the opportunity to have a tour around the school followed by tea and coffee in our community room with our EYFS lead, the Headteacher Mrs Jordan or Deputy Head Mrs Pettifor, and a member of our pastoral team with the opportunity to seek more information and meet members of our school team. 


Tuesday 10th September - 11am, 1pm or 5pm

Monday 23rd September - 11am, 1pm or 5pm 

Wednesday 6th November - 11am, 1pm or 5pm. 

Applications for school placement
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 normally mid-April. You can find all the information that you need on North Somerset School Admissions website.

' Leaders ensure that pupils receive high-quality pastoral support. Pupils feel that staff will support them with any problem they have. Consequently, pupils feel safe because staff care for and nurture them. Leaders ensure that pupils learn to read as soon as they start school.'                                                                  OFSTED March 2022



Where the learning adventure begins!

Shortly after National offers day all of our new EYFS starters will receive a big envelope with a letter inviting them to an afternoon to play at school, a welcome postcard from our Headteacher Mrs Jordan and some important information for their grown ups.


Getting to know eachother

We know how important it is for the children (and their families) to get to know the school before their first day so these are our transition activities that will help you feel ready for the exciting big step your child is about to make.

  • New Parents' Information Evening

A welcome from Mrs Jordan, our Headteacher, will be followed a short information talk by Mrs Adams, the EYFS  leader who will be talking about the transition timeline into school, sharing information about uniform, school meals and will explain what the first few weeks at Milton Park will be like for your child.

There will also be an opportunity to visit the classrooms, meet the EYFS staff and ask any questions you might have, no question is ever too small! (The date for this will be confirmed)

  • Stay and play sessions

You and your child will be invited to one of our two informal sessions. You and your child will have the chance to meet other families that are starting with us in the September and play in our lower school hall . Key staff will be on hand to say 'hello' and get to know you all more personally (The dates of these sessions will be confirmed nearer the time).

  • Shuffle up!

In July the whole school 'shuffles up' to their next class and spends several days working with their new teacher in their new classroom. During these three days, EYFS children will be invited to spend up to 3 morning or afternoon sessions with their new teacher in class. (Dates to be confirmed)

  • 1:1 meetings

In September , we allocate a couple of days at the start of term 1 to parents meetings. This is a chance for you and your child to visit the school and meet the teachers and support staff in class. You can ask us any last questions that you may have and tell us all that you think we need to know about your child. It can feel like a long Summer when you are excited to start school so this is a good reminder of all the fun about to happen!

  • 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 few weeks, we split classes into mornings/afternoons so that they get lots of adult interaction and positive opportunities to meet and make new friends. This is repeated in week two but with all children staying for a school lunch and by week three the aim is that the children will begin full time.

You may feel at the end of this induction  that your child is still not quite ready to be full time. If this is the case, we can work with you to ensure your child feels comfortable and extend the induction, if necessary. 


A kind welcome from our Friends of Milton Park...
We are very lucky to share that the 'Friends of Milton Park' group, have kindly donated a bookbag for each child to start school with. They are a fundraising group who work very hard raising money for the children in the form of discos, school fayres, Christmas treats and much much more and are always looking for more parents and carers to join their ranks, just speak to Mrs Moger in the office if you would like to help!

Early Years Foundation Stage –Vision statement 


‘Every day a learning adventure’


  • we aim to give the children the best start to their school life and inspire lifelong learning  
  • we provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment where everyone is valued and their views respected
  • we encourage the children to have high expectations of themselves and have a good understanding of how they learn through the EYFS characteristics of learning
  • we strive to develop positive relationships with the children, their families and the wider community to enable all children to achieve their full potential
  • we plan and deliver a curriculum, using the EYFS framework, to enable all children to achieve good progress from their starting points
  • we aim provide a balance of child- initiated, adult led and quality child/adult interactions that encourage children to be independent as well as to collaborate effectively with their peers
  • we value the importance of play and aim to provide quality learning provocations both in the classroom and in the outdoor environment as well as a variety of relevant, challenging, and stimulating first hand experiences

Everyday is a learning adventure at Milton Park...