New Parents

We are very excited to welcome new children and families to our school community. Choosing your child’s school is a daunting task, our aim is to provide you with all the support you need to ensure your child’s schooling experience is as positive as possible. Whether your child is starting school for the first time or you are moving your child mid-year, our approach to transition is always centered around your child and their needs.

Effective on and from 5th September 2022 the school day for both Joydens Wood Schools will be:

Mornings – Gates will be open from 8.30 am  –  Doors open & learning starts at 8:40 am

Afternoons – Gates will be open from 3.05 pm –  The school day ends at 3:15 pm

Our team prides itself on the pastoral support on offer to all children. We all invest a significant amount of time in every child to ensure we get to know their personality as quickly as possible. For those children that need additional support our amazing Pastoral Team are always on hand to support parents in making a bespoke and detailed plan for your child:

  • Miss Hately & Mr Strong (Thurs & Fri) are our Headteachers
  • Mr Strong is our Deputy Headteacher  (Mon to Wed)
  • Mrs East is our Acting Deputy Headteacher (Mon-Fri)
  • Miss Freeman is our Whole school curriculum,  Maths Leader and pupils Premium Leader.
  • Mrs Adams is our Safeguarding & Operations Manager, who works across the school supporting children with their emotional development and social needs. She is our champion for Mental Health and strives to ensure every child feels that that their voice is heard. If you feel your child needs more bespoke pastoral support, please contact
  • Miss Vinton is our Acting SENCO and leads our school’s provision for our most vulnerable children. If your child has additional needs, please contact
  • Mrs Towler is the leader of our Wellbeing Provision,  which is a nurturing space for our children that need support emotionally or socially. She is also trained to provide Therapeutic Play sessions and has qualifications in supporting children through bereavement.

All parents that are wishing to transfer to our school mid year, must complete an in year admissions form and our electronic pupil details form.  

Click here to complete a Pupil Details Form for an In Year admission

New EYFS Children
We are excited to be able to re-introduce the following offer as part of the process in choosing our school:

  • Prospective Parent Tours which include; looking at children’s work, seeing the classrooms in action and a presentation from Miss Hately, which includes a Q&A session
  • Prospective Children ‘Stay and Play’ with our EYFS Teachers and Senior Leaders which includes; any child to attend our setting after school to play in our in space for 1-1.5 hours and meet our team

In the meantime, you are still able to access our virtual offer, should you wish to do so:

Our Teachers are very excited to meet all the new children and work extremely hard to support you all through this difficult transition period. The information below is predominantly created for your child. We strongly encourage you to read these important materials to your child as regularly and repetitively as possible. The style of the visual resources used, reflect the same model we use in school. This holistic approach to transition will underpin a more successful experience when your child joins us.

Children’s Transition Library

Important Documents

Please complete your Pupil Details Form…

Note: In order to complete the form you will need to have registered for Parentmail and have active login details.  

Please contact the school office via if you require any assistance

Complete Pupil Details Form

Please contact the school office if you would like a paper copy of any of our policies.