Virtual Open Day

Welcome to Yardley Primary School!

Sadly due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to welcome visitors into our school to take a look around and see our school in action. Hopefully our 'virtual open day' right here on the internet will still be able to show you what we have to offer.

Watch our videos below and join us for a 'tour' of the school. Enjoy!

Welcome from our Headteacher

Welcome to Yardley Primary School, a four form entry primary school in Birmingham admitting 120 pupils each year in our Reception year.

It is both my pleasure and privilege to be the Head teacher of this caring and diverse school community. We work very hard to create a safe and secure environment where children can enjoy their learning and experience a wide range of exciting activities and opportunities.

We greatly value the relationships we have with our families and we hope that you will find our virtual open day informative and enjoyable, and it will offer you an insight into what Yardley Primary School has to offer.

If you have any questions about our school, please get in touch by using the contact details at the bottom of this page. We will make sure we answer all questions that parents have.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

Mrs Gaynor Lawson-Mills


Welcome to our school


What we offer

See us online

Our school is online on both Twitter and Facebook, posting regularly to keep parents up to date with what is happening in school. We also have our own YouTube channel, YPS TV.

Use the buttons below to visit our school social media sites.

Every single class in our school is on Twitter, posting regularly to show parents what has been going on in lessons and to celebrate achievements and special events

If you provide us with consent, you may even see your child online and see what they are doing during their time at school!

Use the buttons below to visit our current Reception class Twitter accounts.

As well as this, every single class in our school has a blog on our website. At the start of every half term, classes will post a blog informing parents of what will be taught in the half term ahead and any other important information. At the end of every half term, each class will post a blog to tell parents what they have been up to during the half term.

Use the button below to take a look at our current class blog pages.

Our school website contains all of the essential information you will need about our school.

Please feel free to explore it whilst you are here.

Applying for school

When can my child start school?

Children in Birmingham can start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they'll be able to start school in September 2022.

When do I apply?

Applications for primary schools opened on 1 October 2021 if your child meets the criteria above. It is important that you apply for a place as soon as possible

Do not wait until your child is five years old, or your preferred school may already be full.

Do I need to apply for more than one school?

Before you apply you are advised to research primary schools. You should list up to three different primary schools as preferences in your application. This can include schools outside of Birmingham.

Remember: To avoid disappointment, be realistic in the three primary schools you list on your online application form. Make sure you read the schools admission arrangements. View the admission arrangements for Birmingham primary schools here.

How do I apply?

You should apply to Birmingham City Council for a place for your child at our school.

The national closing date for applications is (11:59pm) 15th January 2022.

It is important that you apply on time as any applications received after the 15th January 2022 will be classed as late applications and will be processed after the national offer day of 19th April 2022, and late applicants are less likely to be offered a place at any of their preferred schools.

Click the button below to go to the Birmingham City Council admissions website to apply. Make sure you read all of the information on their website before you apply.

Useful information

Encouraging Independence

Independence will help your child feel more at ease and relaxed when they start school.

Encouraging Independence.pdf

Use this as a checklist before your child begins school.

Parents as Partners

Effective communication means there is a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise between parents and school staff.

Information is shared through emails, social media and the school website.

Class teachers also use Twitter and their class blogs to share lots of information and class updates.

School Meals

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a universal free school meal. We also provide facilities for children who wish to bring a packed lunch in from home.

Your child will have milk and fruit during the afternoon.

For more information about school meals, please click here.

Get in touch

Are you looking to join us and have a question to ask us about our school?

Drop us an email at and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.