Updated Drop Off and Collection Information
8th September 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
We have made some changes to drop and collection information.
These changes are highlighted in yellow and are as follows:
Phone System Technical Issues - Resolved
6th September 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
Issues with our telephone system have now been resolved, all is back to normal.
Apologies if you had trouble getting in touch with us and thank you for your patience.
Year 5 Secondary School Applications
20th July 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
If your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2022, you need to start think about secondary school applications. Local authorities co-ordinate secondary transfer admissions for all publicly funded (non-fee paying) schools. This means that parent/carers should apply to the local authority in which they live (the council to which they pay council tax).
If you live in Birmingham you should apply for your child’s secondary school place online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions between 1st September and 31st October 2021. It is important that you submit your application by 31st October 2021. Applications received after the national closing date of 31st October 2021 will be treated as late applications. Late applicants are less likely to be offered a place at one of their preferred schools, and these applications will be processed after 1st March 2022, in accordance with Birmingham’s coordinated admissions scheme.
Read the full letter here.
Sports Day Results
8th July 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
The results are in for our sports days:
UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award
24th June 2021 Posted by Miss Pearson
On Tuesday 22nd June Yardley were assessed by Unicef to see if we could achieve our Silver (Rights Aware) award.
We achieved Bronze (Rights Committed) in December 2019, but, as you can imagine, the journey to Silver whilst dealing with COVID has not been an easy one!
The staff and pupils (including our wonderful JLT) have worked incredibly hard to secure this award - it is an achievement to be really proud of.
Our journey to Gold will begin in September!
EU Settlement Scheme
17th June 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
Please find below details of an important notice from Birmingham City Council:
EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), all citizens from the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. This will protect their rights to have access to:
Public services, such as healthcare and schools;
Public funds and pensions;
British citizenship, if they meet the requirements and want to apply.
Birmingham City Council encourages all EU citizens in Birmingham to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.
For more information you can visit https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/eussbirm
Reminder for Warmer Days
10th June 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
As the weather is now getting warmer this a friendly reminder to please ensure your child(ren) attend school with a sun hat (clearly labelled with their name), a water bottle (also named) and all-day sun cream applied ready for the day ahead.
Summer first half term sports team winners
27th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
Our winning sports team for this half term is.... Team Gamma! They earned 174 team points through PE and sports! Well done to all the pupils who are in Team Gamma, the trophy has the yellow ribbons on until next half term! 🏆
Video Parents Evening – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
14th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
Further to our recent email sent on Wednesday 28th April, please follow the below instructions if you have booked a video parents evening appointment with your child’s class teacher.
If you have not yet booked an appointment but still wish to do so, there is still time. Please click the following link to enable you to do this www.yardleyschool.com/bookings.
If you have already booked an appointment:
PLEASE TEST YOUR CAMERA AND MICROPHONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT), DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HELP.
To test your video appointment will work:
Open your appointment booking confirmation email on the device that you will use to attend the video appointment, click the join link at the bottom of the email and log in using your details. Or go to www.yardleyschool.com/bookings on your device and log in.
Once logged in, press the green ‘Join Video Appointments’ button to test your camera/microphone. This can be done at any time before your appointment, even days before.
You may at this point be asked if you wish to allow access to your camera/microphone, in which case please click yes/allow.
From here you can turn on or off your microphone and camera, change which devices are being used for the call, and check your microphone and speakers.
IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU.
Is your video parents evening appointment not working on your Samsung phone or tablet?
Samsung phones and tablets often default to using the Samsung Browser to access the internet. This is not supported by the video parents evening system.
Install and use the Chrome app on your phone by doing BOTH off the following:
Step 1 - Download & install Google Chrome
Click this link and follow the instructions: https://bit.ly/2QhZ0vs
Step 2 - Make Chrome your default browser
Click this link and follow the instructions: https://bit.ly/33BMNoi
Now test your appointment again and check that it works.
Grammar schools entrance test - 2022 admissions (Year 5 pupils)
17th April 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School
To be eligible for a place at a grammar school in Birmingham for September 2022 entry, pupils must sit the optional entrance test and achieve the qualifying score or above. Your child's date of birth will be between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and you register for test during the registration period when your child is in Year 5.
You can now register your child for the optional entrance test by applying online before 4pm on 30th June 2021. The test will take place on 11th September 2021.
Spring second half term sports team winners
1st April 2021
Our winning sports team for this half term is....
Team Sigma! They earned 118 team points through PE and sports! Well done to all the pupils who are in Team Sigma, the trophy has the green ribbons on until next half term! 🏆
Yardley Scout Group
25th March 2021
We have been asked to share a message from our local Scout group, who are reopening after Easter and are looking for new children to join them.
Please see the message below:
“Would you be interested in your child joining Beavers or Cubs in Yardley? We are returning to our face to face programme after Easter and would like you to join us.
Beavers start at 5 and three quarters and Cubs at 8 - we do have a waiting list for those who are younger than this.
Contact Hayley on 07785 983000 if you would like some more details about joining, or you’d like to get your child’s name down for when they are old enough :) "
School meals are great! A message from our caterers
25th March 2021
Lunch time is an important part of a child’s school day, giving pupils a break with friends and the chance to recharge their batteries. But why should you choose a school meal?
Our school caterers Miquill have come up with 10 great reasons: