Starting School

New Reception Intake 2021-22 - A Virtual Welcome from Mrs Brookes, Headteacher

Dear Prospective Parents/Carers, 

Normally, at this time of year we would be opening our doors and inviting you in to see our wonderful school. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are limited to what we are able to offer 2021 prospective parents/carers. 

Gloucestershire County Council and our local headteacher associations have recommended that schools do not hold open days or evenings, as such gatherings could breach national guidance and also compromise the safe systems of infection control that schools have put in place to protect children and staff.

We know that choosing a school for your child is an important and difficult decision to make. We are also aware that you need to find out as much as you can about a school before making your choices for school places by 15th January 2021.

Whilst we are really disappointed to not be able to invite you into the school this year, we hope that this video will give you a flavour of life at Heron:

You can find more information about starting school and applying for places here:

You can find a link to our school prospectus here: Heron Primary School Prospectus

You can find more information about what your child will be doing in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) here

As ever, we welcome any questions you may have. Please contact us using the numbers or emails found within the ‘Contact’ page of the school website. 

Yours sincerely

Mrs C. Brookes, Headteacher


Mrs Claire Brookes, Headteacher
Heron Primary School, Heron Way, Abbeydale
Gloucester, GL4 4BN
Tel: 01452 415105

SENDCo: Mrs Joanne Mason 



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