Mereside Academy

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Starting in EYFS 2024

Children can start school in reception at the beginning of the academic year following their fourth birthday.  

Therefore, children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 can start primary school from September 2024.

Applications received after 15 January, without exceptional reasons, are considered late. Late applications won't be processed until all the applications received on time have been allocated. This may result in your child not being offered a school place at you preferred school.

The Nation Offer Day for infant and primary school is 16 April 2024. You will be able to log back into your account to view the outcome of your application. You will also receive an email.


Getting to know EYFS

Below you will find some Powerpoints & videos that we hope will help prepare you and your child for starting in Reception

  • A Welcome Video
  • Parent Information - Preparing your child for starting Reception
  • Virtual Classroom Tour


We are looking forward to meeting you!

Watch this video to meet some of the Mereside staff and to take a look around school:

Virtual Classroom Tour

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Latest School Events

Otters Class - Arthog Outreach Hiking Experience27Feb2024

@ Shropshire Hills

As part of our progressive outdoor experiences Otters class will be taking part in a hiking experience run by Arthog Outreach qualified instructors.

EYFS Communication and Language Information Session for Parents & Carers27Feb2024

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm @ Mereside Academy

A 'Communication and Language' information session at the school for parents and carers of reception pupils. The purpose of this session is to provide you with an understanding of how communication and language is taught at Mereside and how you can help at home. This session is aimed at parents and carers rather than the children. Information from the meeting will be available on the website and handouts can be collected from class teachers for those who are unable to attend.

School Games Year 3 & 4 Dodgeball County Final28Feb2024

9:45 am - 11:45 am @ Telford Tennis Club

Our Year 3 & 4 Dodgeball team are representing Shrewsbury in this County Final

Year 2 Enginuity Visit28Feb2024

@ Enginuity, Telford

As part of our D&T topic on moving vehicles and mechanisms, and our upcoming English topic about instruction writing and recounts, Hares & Hedgehogs are visiting the Enginuity Museum in Ironbridge

U10 Boys County Cup Football Semi Final28Feb2024

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Redhill Primary Academy

Our U10 Boys team are playing in the semi final match of the County Cup competition against Redhill Primary Academy

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