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Briar Hill Infant School

Year Group Pages

Year Group Pages

Click on the ROCKET icon to go to your child's year group for further information.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for next year's Reception intake information 


It is important to read daily with your child, decoding words and discussing the content of the text, as this will have the greatest impact on your child's reading and writing progress as well as opening doors for them to be able to access all other areas of learning within the curriculum. You will find some helpful advice in the front of their home-school reading diary. The Year Group Pages provide information about your child's curriculumthe essential knowledge organisers with key vocabulary and key information to help them learn and remember more.    


Homework is set at the end if each week, alternating between phonics/spelling and maths to help you to know what your child has been learning in school and to enable your child to practice at home and consolidate their knowledge


If you want to know more about our purposeful Briar Hill Infant School Curriculum 

and to find out more about each subject, go to our 'Curriculum Pages' and 'Learning in Action' video page. 

Reception 2024 - 2025

Dates for your diary

We are providing four sessions for perspective parents in the autumn term to come and visit the school in action. Each session will be for a maximum of 40 adults and be booked on a first come first served basis.

Please phone/email the school to book your place: 

* Phone: 01926 422834

* Email:


Session 1: Tuesday 17th October 9:15-9:45am

Session 2: Tuesday 7th November 9:15-9:45am

Session 3: Tuesday 14th November 9:15-9:45am

Session 4: Tuesday 5th December 9:15-9:45am


Unfortunately, we cannot offer any other sessions outside of the planned dates above.

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions above you can find out more about our incredible school by looking at our Year Group, Curriculum and Testimonials pages. 


Why choose Briar Hill Infant School for your child? 


We have so many aspects of school life we promote and enable children to excel in, such as, but not exhaustively; prioritising the wellbeing of all children, excellent Reception provision and a swift entry into school routines, excellent development of behaviours for learning and independence, being fully inclusive and meeting the needs of all children including those with SEND , focus on superb science provision and enquiry, quality systematic teaching of phonics and reading, maths mastery approach to teaching and learning, providing an engaging and broad curriculum across all subjects to enable children to learn and remember more with above national outcomes as well as promoting effective parental engagement

Parents and Carers Invited to Join “Applying for a Primary School Place” webinar

Parents and carers with a child that is due to start in Reception or move to a Junior School in September 2024 are invited to join the school admissions team on Thursday 9 November at 7pm to get advice and guidance on how to apply for their school place.  

This applies to children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 for Reception


The webinar is open to everyone and free to join. A recording of the event will also be made available via the School Admissions YouTube Playlist shortly after for those not able to join on the day. 

To book a place, go to:  


Please note: Applications for primary school places can only be made after 1 November 2023. All applications received by the deadline of 15 January will receive a school offer on 16 April next year, which is National Offer Day. Any applications submitted after the 15 January deadline will only be considered after this, meaning the child is much less likely to be offered a place at a preferred school. 

Applications can be made online after 1 November at


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elcome to Briar Hill and St Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)