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Reception (age 4/5)








If you are a parent deciding on a school for Reception 2022/2023, take a look through this website where you will find lots of information about the school, and the exciting journey we are on.

You must apply for your school place through the Sheffield City Council website. Click here to visit the website to apply for a school place. 

Please note: the school will be listed as 'Valley Park Primary' on the application forms, but when your child starts at our school in September 2022, the name change to Woodlands Primary will be in place.

You can visit our school! 

Please get in touch with the main office


If you would like to apply for a place in Ladybirds, our funded 2-3 year old Nursery or in Hedgehogs, our 3-4 year old Nursery, please contact the school directly, whether this is for the start of the year or mid-year. You can contact the school office on 0114 2396464.

We offer places of 15 hours a week in Ladybirds and either 15 or 30 hours a week in Hedgehogs. Our 15-hour sessions are either across five mornings or five afternoons. 30-hour sessions are five full days. If your child has a 30-hour place in Hedgehogs, they will need to bring a healthy packed lunch each day. All children receive a healthy snack of milk and fruit during their session, which you do not need to pay for. If your child is not yet toilet trained, you will need to provide your own nappies and wipes.

Click here to check if you are eligible for a place in Ladybirds

Click here for information about 15 hours free Nursery provision in Hedgehogs

Click here to check if you are eligible for 30 hours free Nursery provision in Hedgehogs

You can contact the Early Years team regarding admissions via our dedicated email:

Please note that this email address is for admissions only, for all other enquiries please contact the school office.

For further information about the admissions process for each year group, please visit the individual year group admission pages.