“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.” Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2007

Welcome to Warberry Academy and the Foundation Stage of your child’s education. We are part of a multi-academy trust, providing a stimulating and enriching environment with an exciting range of educational and personal development opportunities for children from the age of 2 to 11 years.

We understand that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will have to make as a parent/carer, therefore we have set up this webpage to provide you with as much information as possible and answer any questions that you may have.

Our vision here at Warberry Academy is to transform children’s lives and, we believe, every child deserves the best possible foundation for their education. We provide an outstanding curriculum, where every child is treated as an individual as they begin their unique learning journey to achieve their fullest potential.

During their first year of school, every child will experience a rich and inspiring provision that encourages independence, curiosity and wonder. As established EYFS practitioners, we understand and embrace the importance of young children learning through play. This child-led approach allows pupils to develop as learners in a way in which they find enjoyable and is tailored to their own interests and personalities. Throughout 2020, our EYFS provision has undergone a fantastic transformation and we were fortunate enough to be granted funding to redevelop our environment to encourage the use of real life skills and a love for learning. As a team, we are very proud and excited to showcase our classes and we hope this is evident through our photos and video.

In Reception, your child will have their own individual learning journal, accessible through Tapestry. This in an incredibly useful platform that will provide you with photographs and observations of your child. Throughout the year, this will give you an insight into your child’s progress and is a wonderful tool to encourage discussions and conversations of their adventures, as they journey through life in their first year of school.

We hope that you find the information on this page useful, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. Enjoy the video!

Please read the Parent Handbook 2021 22 for additional information

Admission applications

September 2021

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021. The application window for you to apply for your chosen primary school is from 1st November 2020 until 15th January 2021.

Information about admissions to a primary school can be found in the TIPS 8 Booklet. This can be found on the Torbay Council website. https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions/primary-place-2021/

The information in the TIPS 8 is concise and therefore you should also read the Primary Supplement 2021-22 which gives more information about each primary school and how places are allocated.

Applying online (preferred method)

The easiest and quickest way for you to apply is online at www.torbay.gov.uk.

You will need to create an account and choose up to 3 primary schools which should be listed in order of preference. If you apply online you will be notified of the outcome of your application by email on 16th April 2021,

Applying using a Paper Application Form

If you are unable to apply online please request a paper application form by contacting pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk or contact Warberry Academy office 01803 292642 email: warberry@lapsw.org

Applications made using a paper form will mean that you are notified by letter which will be posted on 16th April 2021. (We will try to email this where possible).

If you require any help or further advice please do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Team on 208908 or by emailing pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk