New Starter

If you are considering Badgerbrook as the school for your child please call the school office to book an appointment to visit us. Depending on the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time we may not be able to offer you a face to face visit to the school but we will let you know when you contact us.  In the meantime please have a look at our virtual tour.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Policy and Curriculum documents give you more information about our provision for children joining Badgerbrook in our Foundation Stage:

EYFS Policy  EYFS Curriculum

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Ms Meyrick


Foundation Stage

Once you have confirmation from the Leicestershire County Council that your child has a place at Badgerbrook Primary School, you will receive a pack from the school containing information and an admission form that needs to be sent back to the school office.

You will be informed of the date and time of the meeting for parents where you will find out all the information you need to prepare your child for starting school with us.

When the school receives the Local Authority list of children starting at Badgerbrook, the Foundation Stage teachers will speak to playgroups to learn a little about the children and begin the transition process.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation our usual procedures for New Starters are a little different. Unfortunately we will not be able to hold a parents meeting this year but if you click on this link: Welcome to Foundation Stage 2021  you will find a presentation with the information you will need to help prepare you and your child for starting school at Badgerbrook.

There is also a short video of the teachers and class areas to watch with your children.


Phonics as part of Early Years Learning

Key points of this video are to:

  • Understand why we use synthetic the phonics programme ‘Read Write Inc’;
  • Know how the programme breaks down reading and writing into small steps;
  • Know how pure sounds are pronounced;
  • Understand who Fred is!
  • Know how to have fun at home helping your child.

Click here for the slides which accompany this video.

Maths in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Click here for a presentation about how we teach Maths

At Badgerbrook we are passionate about our status as a ‘No Outsiders – everyone welcome’ school. We were one of the first schools in Leicestershire to be chosen as part of the pilot proect in 2018. Since then we have led the way for other schools in Leicestershire to follow.


Children learn about diversity and the Equalities Act 2010 through lessons, drama, discussion and assemblies. They learn and discuss to counter fear and hate in society. We have a commitment to community cohesion through understanding and acceptance of difference.

Our aim is that our children leave primary school happy and excited about living in a world full of difference and diversity, whether that difference is through ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation or religion.

Please watch our video about being a ‘No Outsiders’.  Ask your children about our ‘No Outsiders’ assemblies and what they have learnt.



Route to Resilience is an exciting whole school project that we have been a part of since 2018. During that time we have integrated R2R throughout our whole school community by developing our character muscles and vocabulary.

Route to Resilience is an evidence-based and practical approach, supporting our school and families in developing the emotional wellbeing and resilience of our pupils. We are supporting our children to develop strong character muscles that prepare them for learning and for life. The aim of the project is to improve mental health outcomes for children and staff.

Badgerbrook gained the Route to Resilience accreditation in 2019 due to our work on character muscles.

Developing character muscles means recognising, understanding and developing character traits that make us unique and using these to allow us to be the best version of ourselves. At the heart of character education is crafting a culture in and out of school, where pupils are given every opportunity to develop and strengthen their sense of self.

Character muscles are introduced into lessons, giving our pupils the opportunities to reflect on which character traits they are using, and recognise how to apply them to their life at both school and at home. You will recognise character muscles around school with the ‘#’ symbol

Badgerbrook character muscles

Please watch our video to learn more